A 30-minute film will debut the new world-beating super sports car.
The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 drops next week, but we've already seen a bunch of spy pics of the new beast, and a bunch of teasers, and the actual car. But today Chevy added one more video -- we're guessing it's the last before Tuesday's noon reveal -- featuring the intoxicating noise this American supercar will make.
In the 30-second clip we get a peek at the new LED headlights and taillights on the Z06, before we get a look at a track it might drive on, though we know it will be revealed live at the Petersen Museum . It's tagline, "t-minus 8,600 minutes" is a reference to the Vette's stratospheric redline considering it uses a flat-plane crank V8 that can rev higher than a traditional cross-plane crank.
The 30-minute reveal film called Putting The World On Notice will premiere at noon on Tuesday. Fans can find it at Chevy.com/Z06. It will feature a "professional basketball superstar, gold medalist and avid car enthusiast, Devin Booker, and record-breaking performance builder and driver, Emelia Hartford." They'll join GM engineers and designers to learn about the Z06, and what it took to create it.
After the film Chevy will hold a panel discussion with Corvette experts and engineers, and we're guessing a race car driver or two, to explain the world-beating capabilities of the new coupe and convertible (yes, there will be a drop top).
With the success of the C8 in general, and the fact that the Z06 will be sporting a race-proven, naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V8 making somewhere between 600 and 700 hp, we expect this to be the Ferrari-fighter on the track and excellent on the street. It will obviously get some version of GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension to smooth out Midwestern roads and bumpier, perhaps German, racetracks.
We don't have long to wait now. By the time you read this there will be far less time than 8,600 minutes until the event. We are however a little worried about delays and chip shortages, but since this is a 2023 model year, we can't actually get antsy to drive it until middle-to-late 2022. So keep that in mind. We'll see you on Tuesday.