- chevrolet shared the first video of the 2023 c8 corvette z06's engine revving and accelerating.
- it will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank v-8 engine that should rev close to 9000 rpm and make more than 600 horsepower.
- the c8 corvette z06 will debut this fall.
we've seen—and heard—the upcoming c8 corvette z06 testing numerous times, and we're obsessed with its naturally aspirated flat-plane-crank shriek. chevy will finally unveil the first of the coming high-performance vettes this fall, and now the company has shared the first official clip of the z06's engine revving and accelerating on the street and track.
the new corvette z06 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter v-8 engine, and it has a flat-plane crankshaft like a ferrari v-8. a detuned version of this engine is found in the c8.r race car. in the z06, it should rev to between 8500 and 9000 rpm, produce more than 600 horsepower, and pair with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. a flat-plane crank results in a smoother and higher-pitched sound than a cross-plane v-8, which the c8 corvette stingray uses.
pictured above is what we think the new z06 will look like. it will have a wider track and more aggressive aerodynamics, including a larger rear wing. we've seen prototypes testing with and without the wing as well as ones with either a center-exit quad-tip exhaust system or two exhaust tips on either corner.
look for more information on the new corvette z06 in the coming months. the new car should arrive by the end of next year, priced starting at about $85,000.