Leaked potential Z06 engine details further fan the fire that burns within all of us who want to know more about the upcoming C8 Chevrolet Corvette.
This latest leak of information, only details before the official reveal of the hotly-anticipated 8th generation C8 Chevrolet Corvette reveals a number of details. The most compelling is that an LT7 engine, based on GM’s (Cadillac) new twin-turbocharged 4.2-litre V8 engine, otherwise known as Blackwing, will soon enough power a juiced-up version of the C8. Z06 anybody?
In the Cadillac CT6-V, the LT5 Blackwing produces 550-horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque. As an LT7, it seems obvious that the Blackwing will displace more volume and subsequently generate more power. How much power? Tough to say but the previous Z06 and its supercharged 6.2-litre V8 was good for 650-horsepower and equal torque. We figure 700-horsepower is a good starting point.
There’s more too. According to gmauthority, the base C8 Corvette, expected to be known as the Stingray like the C7, will be motivated by the LT2 6.2-litre V8. The Stingray, as we know, is the base Vette, the one that currently retails for just over $65,000 CDN. We think Chevy would not use this trim name if they had the intention to introduce more than one version of the Corvette – as in both an “affordable” front-engine base car and a more exotic mid-engine super-Vette.
General Motors is set to finally reveal the all-new C8 2020 Chevrolet Corvette in only a few days. We’ll certainly hear loads about the LT2 but likely nothing will be brought up about the LT7. What we’re looking forward to finding out will be the C8’s base price. Much harm could come to the Vette and its usual pool of buyers if its base price climbs by 50% or so.
Check back with us on July 18th as we share all the new on the new Chevy Corvette.