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The C8 Corvette might be the last Corvette that is the most power flat plane crank naturally aspirated engine before they start adding hybrid and electric versions of the C8 like the Eray, ZR1 or the Zora
He covers why he thinks the C8 Corvette Z06 is still in line with the late summer production like the C8 Corvette C7 Z06. With both taking about 8 and half months from the reveal or unveil dates of both corvettes.
Records Rebuilds helped a lot of people get on the Ciocca CorvetteC8 Z06 list sharing their process days before the they took deposits.
He also shares there is no issue with leaving the C8 Corvette Convertible top down and how the Corvette engineers designed the LT6 Flat Plane Crank engine to get the most power out of a naturally aspirated engine. Lastly, he covers disconnecting the battery before changing the brake pads or rotors on a C8 Corvette.
We’ll talk about the one easy mistake you could make when changing pads that could totally disable your C8 Corvette’s brakes as well as a bit of production and LT6 news from the NCM Bash that didn’t make it into the last episode.
Chevrolet just sent out an update email on the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 and added a new video to their Corvette Academy.
The email mentioned the following about the new C8 Corvette Z06
Performance built into every curve.
C8CorvetteBlog, from every angle, the All-New 2023 Corvette Z06 is built with performance in mind. The aerodynamic front end steers air to the large side air inlets while the rear spoiler helps create the necessary downforce to keep you in control on the track. The luxurious cabin envelops the driver in high-performance materials. With customizable combinations of wheels, exterior colors, seating and seatbelt colors, you have well over 11,000 options to truly make Z06 your own. Check out our Corvette Academy video series and see how the Corvette team achieved their performance wins.
In the video you will learn how they amplified everything from the base C8 Corvette stingray including making the C8 Z06 as wide as the C8.R race car that has been winning races left and right ever since they went to this flat plane crank mid engine layout.
In this video by Records Rebuilds he shares his insights and the latest C8 Corvette Z06 News from the April 2022 National Corvette Museum Bash.
This is from the first day of the event and we will be keeping this post and article updates with any more breaking real time news on the C8 Corvette Z06. Make sure to bookmark this page, link to it, and revisit it over the next few days for anything else from day one and day two of the NCM Bash 2022.
In this video Drive 615 went to the NCM Bash 2022 and captured the new C8 Corvette Z06s with some revs of the new flat plane crank engine.
Exclusive look and sound clip of a 2023 C8 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette revving at high RPM’s and interior and exterior footage of three other C8 Z06’s as well as two 70th anniversary Z06’s. Went up to Bowling Green Kentucky to the National Corvette Museum for the Michelin 2022 NCM Bash. I drove my 2015 C7 Z06 up there and had a blast. The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.
This torch red C8 Corvette Z07 has the Z07 package and is a 3LZ interior option with all of the carbon fiber options. Along with the 5.5 Flat plane crank engine that is the most powerful V8 naturally aspirated 670HP V8 in the world. The C8 Z06 does 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds.
I give you an up close and personal look at the brand new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06. This beast won’t start production until July of this year but we got a sneak peak at this beast and it is quite the machine. What do you think of the new Z06?
Also, in this video below Brink of Speed shares insights and thoughts on the same torch red C8 Corvette Z06 at Friendly Chevrolet in Dallas Texas.
Today Chevrolet released three new videos about the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 that discusses the history, the design (street legal race car), and the engine.
2023 Chevy Corvette Z06: Corvette Academy – Purpose and Promise | Chevrolet
Hear from the passionate engineers and designers who developed this masterpiece as they explain how Z06 amplifies the Corvette legacy. Driven to be the best, the Chevrolet team describes how they put the world on notice with the ultimate supercar.
2023 Chevy Corvette Z06: Corvette Academy – Trailer | Chevrolet
Here they talk about the demand about the C8 Corvette Z06 and the pride of making the best American sports car here in America. Where they go for broke and leave nothing on the table. As well as making a corvette as close as possible to the C8R race car.
Corvette Z06 is the pinnacle of engineering, design, technology and represents the best of America taking on the world. Meet the masterminds behind one of the greatest Corvette models ever. Watch epic footage of Z06 as it accelerates around the track and roars through open roads. Get your supercar fix and a lot more to come from the Corvette Academy.
2023 Chevy Corvette Z06: Corvette Academy – Zora’s Legacy | Chevrolet
The Z06 Corvette dates back to 1963 and discusses Zora’s impact on the new 2023 Mid Engine C8 Corvette Z06. Zora Arkus-Duntov knew what kind of car it would take to win the Le Mans. The Z06 variant was built to help the race cars compete.
A man with a vision, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette, dreamed of bringing to life a mid-engine Z06. This retrospective travels through generations of Corvette development and dives into how Zora’s goal has finally come to life.
In this video by Records Rebuilds on YouTube he goes over a custom Google sheet calculator he built to help people on C8 Corvette Z06 lists have an estimate of when they will receive their C8 Z06.
C8 Corvette Z06 Production and Allocation Calculator
This C8 Z06 Production and Allocation calculator takes into consideration a lot of great variables to help make the most accurate guess you can at this time. Below are some of the inputs and outputs of the C8 Z06 List calculator that is customizable to your liking once you make a copy.
Some of the variables of the spreadsheet include:
Total Corvettes Produced in the first calendar year after Z06 launch
Calendar Year 2021 Corvettes sold by the dealer you chose
Your spot on a dealer’s list
Percent Leaving the dealer’s list
The beauty of this C8 Z06 calculator is even if you don’t agree with Records Rebuilds with his inputs you can make a copy and enter what you think as well to make the best estimated time until you receive a C8 Corvette Z06.
The C8 Z06 calculator than provides an output of the following information and provides the best guess on when you will receive a Corvette Z06 based on these factors.
Dealer % Production
Dealer Z06 per year
Dealer Z06 per week
Weeks from Z06 launch until your car is produced
Week of Production
C8 Corvette Z06 Calculator
Here is a link to the C8 Corvette Z06 calculator and be sure to go follow Records Rebuilds on YouTube. He has been providing fantastic information on the Corvette C8 Z06 including the Ciocca Corvette list date when that launched and how to wire money to get on their list, how to see your list number on Ciocca Corvette, and now this C8 Z06 best estimated time until the week of production of your C8 Corvette Z06.
In this video he gives Brink of Speed an exact date of August 22nd, 2022 and they will be targeting 900 C8 Corvettes a week in production until August 2022. And then they will take the base model C8 Corvette production to 600 a week with 300 a week of the C8 Corvette Z06 variant as a breakdown of that 900 a week target goal. In four months that would mean by December 2022 possibly 6,000 C8 Corvette Z06 will be produced.
In this hour long video by Brink of Speed he covers the latest C8 Z06 news including production start dates, Capture Test Fleet vehicle, and the new Carbon Fiber Wheel dilemma.
Brink of Speed says his is inside info but not official from General Motors. he has mentioned this contact in past videos and supposedly he doesn’t work for GM but works for a supplier of the C8 Corvette Z06 parts.
The bad news is this supplier is saying the C8 Z06 production will not start until August of 2022 now. This actually coincides with another YouTuber we covered that had direct messages and replies from the official Corvette page on Instagram saying “late summer”, which official “Late summer” is September which is the end of Summer ending September 22nd, 2022.
The computer chip shortages as well as supply chain issues and other part shortages are really effecting the C8 Corvette Z06 launch just like it has with other Manufacturers. This is where its better sometimes to just go with what is available from the OEM and then getting aftermarket parts for the C8 Corvette like carbon fiber that might be on constraint. Magnetic Ride is one of the options that are on constraint currently but every C8 Z06 needs that and there isn’t an aftermarket option.
In this video by the Car Review Guys he calls Van Chevrolet in Scottsdale, Arizona which is one of the top Corvette sales dealers in the country to see how to get on their C8 Corvette Z06 list.
In the call, the sale rep says you need to put $10k down, it’s going to be marked up $85,000 and there are about 30 people on their list.
This is lower than the last time The Car Review Guys reached out and it was a $20,000 deposit and a $100,000 mark up of the C8 Corvette Z06.
Chevrolet at the time of this post (April 2022) still hasn’t released pricing for the C8 Z06 but they confirmed on the phone call that is it comes out at $100k they would charge $85,000 more on top of that in the form of a mark up on the car. Another Arizona dealer Gateway Chevrolet has been known to mark up C8 Corvettes just like Van Chevy in Scottsdale. We actually posted another video we found on YouTube where Gateway Chevrolet was marking up a C8 Corvette $50,000.
C8 Corvette Z06 Mark Ups
What do you think of this video, the deposit amounts, and the mark ups? Just supply and demand? or General Motors should jump in and prohibit mark ups or potentially go direct to consumer route like Tesla and make dealers a service center only for software updates? (Comment below)