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NewsNew 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s Flat-Plane V8 is a Revver

New 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s Flat-Plane V8 is a Revver

The new C8 Corvette Z06 has EVERYTHING going for it

  • The naturally aspirated 5.5-litre V8 engine sounds like an F1 engine.

  • Said V8 puts out “only” 670 horsepower.

We’re about eleven views in so far… And believe me you, the first six seconds are all that’s really needed to understand that the new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one serious ultra-high-performance car.

5 Questions Answered About the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The video you see above was shot at the recent Indianapolis 500 and while racing took place, the star is by far the various Z06 spottings with a number of start-ups. At about 1:26 minutes, the first Z06 Convertible with the extraordinary Z07 package and carbon fibre wheels.

The host, Byron Glover Jr, from Drive615 gets to go for a ride in the Indy 500 Z06 pace car. In short, the Z06 looks spectacular with the added carbon fibre aero from the Z07 package. At one point, the Z06 flies by at a staggering 163 mph.

The speed is made possible thanks to the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s flat-plane crank 5.5-litre V8 that produces 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,300 rpm – the redline being a stunning 8,600 rpm.

We must learn to appreciate these moments of raw engine noises as we will soon reminisce about the good times, which are now.


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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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