50 Corvette C8 Z06 Spotted on the Street and Testing at the Nürburgring Nordschlife, and a Reveal Date as been Confirmed!

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So the reveal date of the Corvette C8 Z06 is drawing near and as such, we're seeing more mules etc testing with tight camo wrap. Spy photos and videos revealed a few things.

Two different rim (design and material) options: a carbon fibre set and a magnesium set. Rim design options are a 5-spoke rim set (that we've seen before) and a 14-spoke rim set (also that we've seen before).

Two different aero packages:

a. One I'd just call the stage 3 aero kit: larger front splitter, front canards/diveplains, rear wing (remeniscent of what a Corvette C7 Z06's Z07 pkg spoiler would look like if it were a wing instead), bigger front and rear carbon ceramic breaks (in the front at least), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, and a set of carbon fibre rims.

b. One I'd call a stage 2 aero kit (I'm not sure if there's gonna be a lower variant than this one but we'll see). : smaller front splitter (seems to be about the size of the Stingray Z51's), no diveplains, rear spoiler (that seems to be almost the same as the Corvette C7 Z06's Z07 pkg spoiler/wickerbill.), smaller front carbon ceramic breaks, Michelin Pilot Sport cup 2 R tires, and a set of magnesium rims.

Note: When spotted testing at the Nürburgring, the carbon fibre rims were not found on either "model". The 'stage 3 aero kit' version however was spotted on a public road with the 5-spoke carbon rims. (Again, it wore 5 spoke magnesium rims when spotted at the Nürburgring). Everything else applies. Also, they both had the same side skirt, but it was smaller and less dramatic even than the base model's "ground effects" package.

Centre exit exhausts. Both models were seen only with quad centre exit exhausts (like the previous generation, the c7)

Smaller side vents in the rear, but an additional vent on each side.

Larger side air intake and more open front "grille" (where plastic would be on the base model.) Also notable, is that the front on the 'stage 3 aero kit' is more open than on the 'stage 2 aero kit'.

Possibly slightly redesigned rear license plate area.

Rear lights are red as opposed to the white-transparent look of the C7 Z06, (and I think that would be the case for the production car as the c8.r also has the red lights).

Front blades (that were inserted last minute for pedestrian safety on the base model) are now more angular and have one continuous line for each side of the front (unlike the broken nature of the Stingray's). The whole front has design elements from the c8.r and the c8 stingray, Both of which have been modified and made uniquely Z06.

There's still a wrap covering the glass of the engine bay so you can't see what's underneath, however you can hear it, and lemme tell ya! It does not disapoint! (Unless you're me and are dis-satisfied with everything). Simply put, if you've listened to a ferrari 458 italia without aftermarket exhausts, you've pretty much heard the new Z06. There is still a little bit of C8 Stingray presence tho. My personal only issue with it is that it isn't as loud as I'd like it to, and it sounds a bit more Billie Eilish than Michael Jackson. More soft and mellow singing than sweat but radical screaming. (I'd like more something like a c7 zr1 or c6 zr1 sound).
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What about that reveal date I talked about earlier? Check 10/26/2021.
(October 26 2021 for those of you who... idk)
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On another note, the corvette c8 E-ray has been spotted (well, what we think to be the E-ray). It looks identical to the stage 2 aero kit Z06 except it has a slightly smaller spoiler and corner exit exhausts (the same as the ones seen on the c8 stingray). It has been seen testing against the Acura NSX and a video surfaced of it running with no engine/exhaust note whatsoever.

Estimated specs,
5.5l flat plane crank V8,
625hp (guestimate based on a post @corvette made on Instagram), 470lb-ft

2m ago by Aaron
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mameson  6h ago

 

8,600rpm red line

 

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ChironSS  48m ago

Wow!


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nsxr0  2w ago

we look forward to it.


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Sepehr  2w ago

I believe in it


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mameson  3w ago

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Yeah


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Corvolet3  2m ago

My guess for the car is somewhere between 7:01 and 7:06. Assuming it has a factory driver.


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196ss  2m ago

Thank you for your post!
There is a lot of interesting information. Looking forward for the Z06 to show itself on the circuits.

 

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ChironSS  2m ago

How does someone submit one of these typed up presentations? There's a production car I'd bring to people's attention! A quite interesting proposal!


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Aaron  2m ago @ChironSS

Click the "add v" icon and some options should appear. Click on "post". The rest is straight forward.


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ChironSS  1m ago @Aaron

You're going to get pissed off, and if you do just ignore this! But where the hell is the "add v icon?". I've looked on tablet and mobile phone and can't find it! Thanks.


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196ss  1m ago @ChironSS

Looks like "add post" function only works on my computer. There is no such possibility on the phone.


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ChironSS  1m ago @196ss

I thought that might be the problem. Thank You. Atleast I know now!


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Aaron  3w ago @ChironSS

It's not add v lol it's add (with a downwards arrow). It's directly to the left of the search icon


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ChironSS  3w ago @Aaron

Yeah eventually got to the bottom of it! Computers only!


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Aaron  3w ago @ChironSS

I actually made this post with my phone lol


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ChironSS  1w ago @Aaron

LOL! Must be an Apple!


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sans  2m ago

I expect less than 6 minutes and 50 seconds.


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DodgeHEMI426  2m ago

Really looking forward to this car - let's see what they extract from the new mid-engine-platform. The ingredients certainly sound promising!


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Corvolet3  2m ago

Genuinely excited for this car!


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Car guy  2m ago

So... will we see a sub 7min lap?


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ChironSS  2m ago

Very nice!