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Heavily Camouflaged C8 Chevrolet Corvette Spotted With Ferrari 458 and Porsche 911 GT2 RS

C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 prototypes are leaving much to the imagination.

  • The camo’d Corvette prototypes are of the upcoming Z06.

  • The Ferrari and Porsche are serving as benchmarks.

  • The Z06 is expected to be powered by a 600 horsepower V8.

The all-new 8th generation Chevrolet Corvette is enjoying quite a lot of attention. The vast majority is positive while some think that this new Vette should be more. As we all know, Chevrolet has much more on the way for the Corvette and one is the Z06 version.

A few days ago, Robin Warner shared some very interesting pictures on his Twitter account that depicted a handful of C8 Corvettes of which two were heavily camouflaged Z06 prototypes.

There are many reasons to get excited about what was found. The Corvette Z06 may very well receive a “tuned” version of the new C8.R race car’s naturally-aspirated flat-plane crank 5.5-litre V8. In the C8.R, output is rated at a restricted 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The street version of the Z06 should develop closer to 600 horsepower. As well, active aerodynamics for extra downforce on the go are apparently forthcoming.

Robin also captured video of the caravan of sports cars leaving and we almost have to conclude that the Z06 drivers were instructed not to take off and keep the engine revs down – this would be one way to camouflage the V8’s noise.

If you are wondering why Chevy engineers are driving and comparing the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Prototype with a decade-old Ferrari 458, the reason lies in the fact that it was used as a benchmark for the C8 Corvette Stingray. More than likely, the Z06 mules are still taking notes. As for the 700 horsepower Porsche 911 GT2 RS, its presence is a little more difficult to explain however we love where this might lead the new Z06.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Prototype | Photo: Robin Warner via Twitter

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Chevrolet

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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