20 Everything I know about the Corvette c8 z06.

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OK, here's everything I know about the Corvette c8 z06.

About the leaks about different power outputs - they're actually intentional. GM is watching how we react to the different power numbers etc, to know how to advertise the z06.

So far, we know some options (probably for the z07 package):

  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, 285-30R20s front, and 345-25R21s rear (just for reference, the Corvette C7 ZR1 - the most track focused Corvette to date - had 285-30-19s front and 335-25-20s rear)
  • Rear wing,
  • Centre exit exhaust
  • Carbon fiber rims
  • Side canards similar to the camaro zl1 1le

Maybe LED setup similar to the C8 R (not sure about that one).

Engine specs (just speculation for now)

  • 5.5 liter flat plane crank DOHC V8 (which may scream like a Ferrari and Lamborghini, while sounding nothing like the two, all the way to 9,000rpm) (Last time they did a DOCH v8 was with the c4 zr1 boat engine)
  • 600 - 670 hp
  • 470 - 500 lb-ft torque

GM is testing the Corvette C8 Z06 against 2 cars, (besides the c8 stingray of course) - the Ferrari 458 Italia, most likely for driving feel and vibration and the Porsche GT2 RS, most likely to test out the tires.

3w ago by Aaron
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Corvolet3  3w ago

So basically it's a 458 Speciale at this point. Why don't they put on a supercharger like on the predecessor?


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DodgeHEMI426  3w ago

Can't wait for this to come out. I remember how the C7 Z06 shocked the world when it was released. It dominated lap times in German performance car magazines. At that point only the Porsche 918 Spyder was quicker, everything else was left behind.

I think the new C8 Stingray still has a lot of potential and that it didn't nearly make use of all its chassis-capabilities. Will be interesting to see the first real benchmark of what is possible...


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benedekpuskas  3w ago

Flat plane crank V8? Ok this is a Ferrari...


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Cocobe  3w ago

Super wide cup2R tires on a road car. Will be insanely grippy on track but I suspect a lot of accidents for people who try to daily drive this.