GM Engineers Presentation & Take Questions About the C8 Z06 (VIDEO)

Check out this video by “Mtam77” where he records the General Motors Corvette Engineers provide more insight about how they built the C8 Z06.

This was at the 2021 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta where they had a C8 Z06 display which recently people have noticed a posted 10.6 1/4 Mile time as well.

The presenters are Josh Holder the Chief Engineer, Ed Moss the Engineering Group Manager and Mike that worked on the interior design.

They cover the following about the C8 Z06

  • Cutaway Chassis
  • Horsepower & Engine
  • Thermals Body & Transmission
  • Brakes
  • Driving Experience
  • Sound & Exhaust
  • Manual Transmission Availability
    • (it will never come in stick or manual the DCT transmission is better)
  • Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Interior Design/MY23 Updates
  • Configurator
  • Nurburgring Lap Time
  • Carbon Fiber Exterior Wishbone
  • Interior Space
  • Engineers
  • Oiling System/True Dry Sump
  • Frame Changes
  • 5W-50 Dexos R Oil
  • Mechanical Feelers / Lash Compensation
  • Engine Reliability
  • Product Input
  • Start up and Rev
  • Audience Q & A

If you want to learn more about the Corvette Z06 check out our post where we have compiled all of the best YouTube videos, stats, specs, and posts about the C8 Z06 all in one place.

2023 C8 Z06 at Road Atlanta // EXCLUSIVE Q and A with Z06 engineers!

2023 Corvette Z06 C8 Spotted in Wild [Exhaust Revs + Drive]

Check out these videos from the Drive 615 YouTube channel and Instagram of @Drive615 by Byron Glover Jr. where he finds a 2023 Red Mist C8 Corvette Z06 at the Country Music Awards.

Per his video of the New Corvette Z06 C8

Exclusive look at a 2023 C8 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette in the wild. This 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine C8 Z06 was finished in red mist over the natural interior.

This particular spec was a 2023 Z06 Convertible and did not have the Z07 package. I waited outside the CMA (Country Music Awards) show here in Nashville Tennessee to see and hear this New Corvette Z06 start up and drive.

The exhaust note on the new 2023 C8 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette sounded so good and I was happy to see it moving about the streets of Nashville.

Also, he went back there at night to see them load it on a truck and got a side by side comparison of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with his 2015 C7 Z06 Corvette. The 2023 Corvette z06 in Red Mist with the polished brushed standard wheels looked amazing.

2023 C8 Z06 vs. C7 Z06 [4K Comparison]

Per his 2023 Corvette Z06 Comparison video description

World’s first comparison of a 2023 C8 Z06 and a 2015 C7 Z06. This 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine C8 Z06 was finished in red mist over the natural interior. This particular spec was a 2023 Z06 Convertible and did not have the Z07 package.

I compare it to my 2015 C7 Z06 Corvette finished in Arctic white over an adrenaline red interior. You can hear both exhaust idling in one clip too.

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.

If you want to learn more about the Corvette C8 Z06 check out this post as we keep a real time updated list of pricing, specs, colors, production dates, allocations, car dealers that are selling them at MSRP like Ciocca Corvette.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing Details! Confirmed by 2 Dealerships!

Check out this video by HorsePower Obsessed to learn what Chevy dealers are saying the new C8 Corvette Z06 pricing will be.

We have speculated in the $85-90k range since the C7 Z06 was about $25k more then the base C7 Z06.

In this video you will hear from HorsePower Obsessed thinks the $87,000 starting MSRP pricing for the Corvette C8 Z06 makes perfect sense before adding any options.

Keeping in mind this will be before any markups of the Corvette C8 Z06 which we have already heard anywhere from $20k minimum mark up to $200,000 mark ups currently.

After Justin with HorsePower Obsessed shared the pricing information that two Chevy dealers he works with told him the $87,000 price Brink of Speed jumped in with his two cents.

Keeping in mind this all speculation, however HorsePower Obsessed’s video does make it seem like a very likely his salesman that has had accurate information in the past is correct. It will be interesting to see if he is right again for now we can all make our guesses on the C8 Z06 pricing.

NEW C8 Z06 PRICING DETAILS! Will Z06 AFFECT the used Corvette Market?

More C8 Z06 Corvette Pricing Speculation

Ever since HorsePower Obsessed posted the “confirmed” pricing his comment section, the corvette blogs and forums, and YouTubers have been jumping in. There are even comments that say “It’s going to start at $92,000 and this is coming from someone that has family members working from GM not in a car dealership”.

Now Speed Phenom has jumped in to say the $87,000 price of the Corvette Z06 C8 model is wrong and it will be $89,995 to start.

Check out his video where he provides his full price analysis for the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06

It’s funny because if General Motors or Chevrolet announced pricing on the release date none of this content and speculation would even exist but it is fun trying to be Nostradamus I suppose.

2023 C8 Z06 Corvette (Z07 HIGH WING)

Check out this video breakdown by Brink of Speed of the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 High Wing that is part of the Z07 aero package.

Available with the Z07 performance package option it the greatest track capability and provides 734 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, more than any Corvette ever. Also, with the Z07 package and Carbon Fiber Wheels which reduce weight by 41lbs that is the lightest version of the new C8 Z06 around 3450 lbs dry weight before fluids and gas added.

To learn more about the difference between the 2023 C8 Z06 base model vs the 2023 C8 Z06 Z07 package check out our post here that predicted some of the elements like tires, wheels, and aero that would enhance the performance of the C8 Z06 track package variant.

We also have a continuously updated post that covers everything you want to know about the new C8 Z06 Corvette all in one spot you can bookmark, reference or come back to for updates.

Doug DeMuro Review of the NEW Corvette C8 Z06

Check out this Video Review of the Corvette C8 Z06 by Doug DeMuro who runs Cars and Bids and has a big following on YouTube for Car Reviews and the “Doug Score”.

2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Z06: Here’s a Thorough Tour of this Beast!

Some of the highlights from Doug DeMuro Corvette C8 Z06 Review

  • 70 is on the back windshield for the 70th anniversary (they will probably introduce the “zora” for the 75th anniversary is our guess
  • Most powerful V8 ever made thanks to the flat plane crank engine
  • Torque is not improved from the Stingray C8 Corvette
  • All Z06 Engines are hand built with their signature which we love because then you know who built it and if something happened their name is on it which we are sure gives them more pride in their work.
  • Z06 badges everywhere to remind you it’s not the base model C8 Stingray Z51
  • Multiple Carbon Fiber Interior Packages for the New Z06 Corvette C8
  • Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel
  • The interior comes in 7 different colors, 7 different seat belts, and 7 different brake caliper colors.
  • The convertible performs as well as the coupe because of the rigidity

C8 Corvette Z06 All Wheel Drive Version?

Check out this video by Chevy Dude where he covers 10 things you might have missed during the 2023 Z06 Corvette reveal.

One of the most interesting things he mentions is the C8 Corvette Z06 on an All Wheel Drive Dyno. If this car is pushing 670 horsepower with an All Wheel Drive option like a Lamborghini 610-4 we might be able to see low 10s in the quarter mile stock.

Also, with the E Ray, Hybrid Corvette C8 ZR1, and possibly Zora (all electric) Corvette that pushes 1000 Horsepower like the Tesla Plaid going all wheel drive will be a must to compete and not spin since spinning ain’t winning!

Some other things he points out on the Corvette C8 Z06 is;

  • Copo on the cylinder heads
  • Z06 was a 25k+ increase with the C7 = $87195, he thinks $89,995 plus mark ups unless Chevy takes those additional mark ups and starts the Corvette Z06 C8 pricing at $99,995
  • Summer 2022 July/August will be the start of production of the C8 Corvette Z06 so we most likely wont see the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 hit lots until Fall of 2022 since on average it takes 60 days for maximum production rates of the C8 Corvette

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Technical Review: FAQ with Top Corvette Engineers

Check out this video from Speed Phenom has he asks the top Corvette engineers the most frequently asked questions about the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06.

Some of the 2023 Corvette Z06 highlights:

  • 3.6 inches wider in the front
  • Weight distribution is 39%
  • Cup 2R tires to be track focused and hero paced as long as it can
  • Larger tire rear stretches the tire and lets you put more power down
  • 345 wide tires and smaller tires in the front compared to the C7 Corvette
  • Widest Carbon Fiber wheel on the market which transforms the driving experience and partnered with the Carbon Revolution.
  • No need to add more transmission fluid
  • Increased fan power and 5th heat exchanger
  • Front ducts push air to the brake calipers
  • 5.5 Liter Flat Plane Crane, hand built by 10-12 people at Bowling Green, KY plant
  • 670 HP 460 ft-lb of torque
  • 5W50 oil with no overheating on the track
  • 784lbs more downforce
  • Lightest version is Z07 Corvette Z06 and quickest version because the Cup 2 tires and weighs 3,450 lbs.
  • Carbon Fiber Interior with Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Option
  • The Z06 C8 Corvette can hang with the C7 ZR1 at the 7:04 Nürburgring and most of it has to do with Aero then the tires
  • Production will start in the summer of 2022 and you can start to order in the spring of 2022 around March or April.

Everything You Want to Know About the Corvette C8 Z06

We have been covering the Corvette C8 Z06 for months as you can see by some of are articles here:

2023 corvette z06

And now today at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles the reveal of the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 shed light on all the speculation and confirmed the following details!

Corvette Z06 (2023 C8 Variant / Z07 Package) Summary of Differences

  • It’s 670 HP with 470 lb-ft of torque and revs to 8600 RPM
  • 8 Speed Dual Clutch
  • 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds
  • Quad Center Exhaust
  • Carbon Fiber Interior
  • Flat Plane Crank V8 5.5 Liter Dual Overhead Cam, Most Powerful Naturally Aspirated V8
  • Wide tires – 345s in the Rear
  • 20×10 fronts, 21×13 rear wheels
  • Carbon Fiber Wheels Option
  • Z07 Package will have carbon ceramic rotors, Michelin Cup 2 R ZP Tires with (275/30ZR20 front and 345/25ZR21 rear), and a carbon-fiber high rear wing, ground effects help the Z06 generate 734 pounds of downforce at 186 mph. The wheels measure 20 inches at the front and 21 at the rear, and you can can opt for a carbon-fiber set that helps save 41 pounds.
  • C8 Z06 Convertible is available at launch
  • Deeper Sump with the DCT and more clutch plates
  • In the C8 Corvette Reveal video it was on an All Wheel Drive dyno so is there going to be an All Wheel Drive AWD C8 Corvette Z06?

2023 Corvette Z06 Engine Details

Features of the engine include titanium intake and sodium filled exhaust valves, forged aluminum pistons, forged titanium connecting rods, and an active split intake manifold with twin 87-mm throttle bodies.

First LOOK C8 Z06’s MOST POWERFUL LT6 NA V8 with 670HP!

2023 Corvette Z06 Details WE STILL DON’T Know

They still didn’t provide production or release dates, pricing (most likely $85-$95k to start), lists and mark up information. We have heard dealers already with 1000+ people on their lists and will be marking them up again anywhere from $10-50k.

Other things they didn’t mention was top speed and weight (updated here, 3450 with the Z07 full carbon fiber/wheels). So our guess is either its the same or not impressive enough to share.

FULL 2023 Corvette Z06 REVEAL VIDEO!

NEW C8 Corvette Z06 REVIEW & FIRST RIDE

Live C8 Corvette Z06 REVEAL and  DISCUSSION from Horsepower Obsessed. Watch the reveal video HERE!

1st YouTuber to see the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Convertible IN PERSON! *AMAZING ITS FINALLY HERE!

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Visualizer

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Visualizer to build out your Corvette Z06 if you are lucky enough to get one with list being over 1000 people at most of the top Chevy Dealers.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: First Look (Up-Close Details)

New Corvette Z06 – The Most Powerful V8 Ever! (Supercar Blondie Review)

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Production Dates and Ordering

We have heard from a local Arizona Chevy dealer that the production will start in the summer of 2022. Also, dealers like Coughlin Chevrolet just announced they will using a bidding process for highest bidders to get the C8 Z06 first. You can learn more about that at Rick Corvette Conti’s YouTube channel.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Walkaround and Details!!!

What was MISSING in the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Reveal! Important INFO incoming?!

All Wheel Drive C8 Corvette Z06?

Anyone else notice like Chevy Dude that the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 was on an all wheel drive dyno? Does that mean there will be an all wheel drive version of the C8 Corvette Z06 or a 670-4 to compete with the Lamborghini Huracan 610-4?

VIDEO Walk Around of the Accelerate Yellow Corvette Z06 C8

Doug DeMuro Review of the C8 Corvette Z06

You can read more of Doug DeMuro highlights of the new Corvette C8 Z06 and watch his C8 Z06 Car Review minus his Doug Score since he couldn’t drive it yet.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Weight

Speed Phenom recently interviewed a Corvette engineer that said the dry weight of the lightest version of the C8 Corvette Z06 was 3450 and that would be the Z07 package version with the carbon fiber wheels.

2023 Corvette Z06 UPDATES!

Here is a list of some of our more recent posts as we get more information about the new 2023 Corvette Z06.

2023 C8 Corvette Pricing

So now there are two videos with leaked C8 Z06 pricing information from two Chevy Dealers that the Corvette C8 Z06 will be priced at $87,000 and a leaked build sheet for the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 showing it starts at $88,000 for the base model coupe and $95,500 for the base model C8 Z06 convertible.

What’s Different between the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 vs C8 Z06 Z07

Check out this video from HorsePower Obsessed where he covers the big differences of the base model C8 Corvette Z06 vs the Track packaged and track focused C8 Z06 with the bigger wing shown at the Nürburgring testing.

ALL of the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 and Z07 differences! Aero, Tires, Suspension, and MORE!

  • Better Upgraded Ceramic Brakes
  • Better Suspension
  • Better Aero, bigger Wing vs the duckbill type spoiler that Racing Sport Concepts makes.
  • Better Cup2 R Tires
  • Carbon Fiber Wheel Options

These are some of his guess from the spy videos what do you think will be the big differences between the base model C8 Z06 Corvette vs. the Track package track focused C8 Corvette Z06 Z07?

Also, what do you think will be the big differences between the base model C8 Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. the C8 Z06? And what do you think the C8 Z06 pricing will start at?

How Much Will the C8 Corvette Z06 Cost?

Check out this video from YouTuber Brink of Speed where he goes over pricing the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06. He is going to the C8 Z06 unveiling on October 26th, in Los Angeles at the Petersen Museum.

He uses a C7 Z06 Corvette Price Configurator to as a reference point to the new C8 Z06 Corvette which everyone thinks will be starting in the $90k range which would be about 8k more then that C7 Corvette pricing started out as.

Check out the C8 Corvette Z06 pricing, options, specs he chose to come up with a $117,000 price for the New Z06 C8 Corvette.