Chevrolet is finally announcing the arrival of the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 based on the eighth-generation coupe. The world premiere will take place this fall and the car will go on sale next year as a 2023 model.
The company found a different way to tease enthusiasts and the media today. Instead of showing a few bits and pieces, we get to listen to the sound of the engine and exhaust system.
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As you will see—or hear—in the following video, the future Corvette Z06 sounds pretty different from its predecessor and more like exotic supercars born in Italy:
It does sound like this Corvette will feature a flat-plane crankshaft similar to recent Ferrari V8 engines and of course the late Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, allowing higher engine revs and unique sound effects.
Rumour has it that a modified version of the 5.5-litre DOHC V8 used in the Corvette C8.R will land in the new Z06, packing a lot more firepower than the previous model whose 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine delivered 650 horsepower (and 650 pound-feet of torque).
While the exact date remains to be confirmed, the fall debut is encouraging news. We won’t have to wait much longer to get all the details.