We knew the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 could be particular. However even dwelling with a “common” C8 Corvette for a yr and slightly over 40,000 miles did not adequately put together us for how particular. We realized that after spending a day at Grattan Raceway and testing each a convertible Z06 and a coupe Z06 outfitted with the Z07 package deal for this video.
What’s it like driving a Z06 on observe? Because it seems, you spend fairly a little bit of time along with your mouth hanging open as that 5.5-liter V-8 spins towards 8600 rpm, making 670 horsepower and that intoxicating flat-plane-crank howl. It is a good factor the automotive handles so properly, too, since you wish to get again to the entrance straight shortly if solely so you possibly can hear it many times.
We examined each a convertible Z06 and a coupe outfitted with the high-performance Z07 package deal. You have seemingly already learn these check outcomes. If you have not, go click on the associated hyperlinks beneath. We’ll wait.
This video reveals the variations between the 2 automobiles, although scheduling conflicts and restricted entry to the coupe prevented us from filming that automotive on observe. We additionally present added rationalization as to why we could not match Chevy’s skidpad lateral-g declare on our skidpad. That reply entails diving into the proprietor’s handbook, which truly has directions on how house owners can put together their Z06s for tracks like Virginia Worldwide Raceway and the Nürburgring, going so far as to advocate totally different tire stress and aerodynamic configurations.
Like we stated: Laborious to imagine.
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