The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is easily one of the most anticipated new sports cars in the United States right now. The first Z06 sold for an eye-watering $3.6 million, but you’ll be able to acquire one for a lot less than that if you are willing to be patient.

We now have a bit more information about the options available for this special model – as well as the regular 2023 Stingray, also offered in a 70th Anniversary Edition – thanks to a leaked guide that was shared by Corvette Action Center. This guide comes from what’s known as GM’s Order Work Bench System whereby Chevy dealers can configure the 2023 Corvette.

The leaked guide doesn’t come with any prices attached, but we are able to see the available options for the 2023 Corvette. In both these cases, the 2023 Corvette and 2023 Corvette Z06 were configured with the top-spec 3LT and 3LZ packages.

For the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, there are 14 exterior colors including Abalone White, Arctic White, the popular Torch Red, Rapid Blue, and Amplify Orange.

The exterior can be further customized via your choice of brake caliper colors, one of several full-length racing stripes, carbon flash exterior trim, a removable roof panel, a dual-roof package, and different emblem colors. Three spoiler options are available. Quite simply, there are too many configuration possibilities to list here.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 receives a special engine that should make it sound similar to the supercars it’s trying to dethrone. Its naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 features a flat-plane crank and revs to 8600 rpm.

The engine produces 670 horsepower and has a Ferrari-like howl that’ll send shivers down the spine of bystanders. The unconventional V-8 hooks up to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

A set of wider, stickier tires and more powerful brakes should help it corner harder and stop shorter than the regular Vette. Chevy also strengthens the structure and transforms the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06‘s chassis to ensure its performance advantages are most obvious at the racetrack.

To unlock its full potential, there’s an optional Z07 package that adds aerodynamic elements, reduces weight, and further upgrades the brakes and tires. The car comes standard with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear forged aluminum wheels, but a set of lighter and stronger carbon-fiber rollers are optional.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Bow Tie brand went above and beyond to ensure that the mid-engine Corvette’s interior could not be called boring. While the design certainly transcends what’s found on every other Chevy model, the square steering wheel and wall of climate-control buttons on the center console are unusual elements, to say the least.

Still, the cabin layout caters to the driver, and the list of standard and optional features is extensive. It includes a digital gauge cluster, a head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, and even wireless phone charging.

Its track-worthiness is made more apparent inside with microsuede accents and more aggressively bolstered seats as well as two carbon-fiber-intensive interior packages. The Corvette’s capacious rear trunk should continue to provide a spot for drivers to carry two sets of golf clubs.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Cooked into the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06‘s multilayered dashboard is an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Likewise, two separate Bose stereos are expected to be offered: a standard 10-speaker system and an optional 14-speaker setup.

The new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will continue to offer the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), which allows you to record video of everything from your track exploits to relaxed country-road cruises. And if you dare leave your Z06 with a valet, there’s a setting that keeps track of any nefarious activities the car-parker might try.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Although the regular Corvette Stingray only offers a handful of driver-assistance technology, those features are also available on the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

For more information about its 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

As more information becomes available on the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, we’ll update this story with more details about:

  •  Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

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 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Full Specifications

2023 Corvette Z06 Powertrain Specs
Engine Type 5.5L V8
RPO Code LT6
Bore x Stroke (in / mm) 4.104 x 3.150 / 104.25 x 80
Block Material A319-T7 sand-cast aluminum with pressed-in iron cylinder liners and four-bolt main bearing caps
Cylinder Head Material A356 T6 cast aluminum
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery Exhaust side direct injection
Horsepower (hp / kw @ rpm) 670 / 500 @ 8,400 rpm (GM est.)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) 460 / 623 @ 6,300 rpm (GM est.)
Transmission Type M1L 8-speed dual clutch (DCT)
Final Drive Ratio 5.56:1

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Suspension Specs
Front Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available. Specific calibration with available Z07 package. front lift with memory is available
Rear Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; direct-acting stabilizer bar; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0. Specific calibration with available Z07 package
Steering Type Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
Steering Ratio 15:7:1

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Brake Specs
Front Brake Type eBoost-assisted discs with Brembo six-piston/two-piece calipers
Rear Brake Type eBoost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/monobloc calipers
Front Brake Rotor Size (in / mm) 14.6 x 1.3 / 370 x 34
Front Brake Rotor Size (Carbon Ceramic) (in / mm) 15.7 x 1.5 / 398 x 38
Rear Brake Rotor Size (in / mm) 15.0 x 1.3 / 380 x 34
Rear Brake Rotor Size (Carbon Ceramic) (in / mm) 15.4 x 1.3 / 390 x 34

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Wheel Specs
Front Wheel Size 20-inch x 10-inch (w/ 5 x 120mm bolt pattern)
Rear Wheel Size 21-inch x 13-inch (w/ 5 x 120mm bolt pattern)
Standard Tire Type Michelin Pilot Sport 4S ZP
Optional Tire Type Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP
Front Tire Size 275/30ZR20
Rear Tire Size 345/25ZR21

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in / mm) 107.2 / 2,722
Overall Length (in / mm) 184.6 / 4,688
Overall Length (Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package) (in / mm) 185.9 / 4,722
Overall Width (in / mm) 79.7 / 2,025
Overall Height (in / mm) 48.6 / 1,235
Front Track (in / mm) 66.3 / 1,685
Rear Track (in / mm) 66.1 / 1,678

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in / mm) 37.9 / 962
Legroom (in / mm) 42.8 / 1,087
Shoulder Room (in / mm) 54.4 / 1,382
Front Hip Room (in / mm) 52.0 / 1,321

 

2023 Corvette Z06 Weight And Capacities
Dry Weight (Z07 with Carbon Fiber Wheels) (lbs / kg) 3,434 / 1,561
Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L) 12.6 / 357

 

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