A design sketch has potentially revealed the new Corvette Z06's cabin.
It's been nearly four months since the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made its world debut. More recently, the 2020 Corvette Convertible debuted at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And now the wait begins for the next new member of the 2020 Corvette family: the new Z06.
Thanks to CNET Roadshow, we may have been given a sneak peek inside the new C8 Corvette Z06. Chevrolet sent the publication several sketches showing the design process of the new C8. Among them was what appears to be a design sketch of the new Corvette Z06's interior. One obvious giveaway that this could preview the new high-performance C8 Corvette is the "Z06" badge on the bottom of the steering wheel.
A closer inspection by Roadshow also discovered the track layout featured in the digital instrument cluster shows the Mugello Circuit in Italy. There's also an "ARM" mode selected in the gauge cluster, but it isn't clear what function this serves or if it will be available in the production model. Elsewhere, Chevrolet has added a red "Spec Mode" and the interior also appears to feature more carbon fiber throughout.
Of course, this may not be representative of the final interior, but the fact it share similarities with the current Corvette Stingray could give this sketch more credibility. It will be a long time until we find out, however, because the new Corvette Z06 isn't expected to arrive until 2022. It will be worth the wait if reports are accurate, however.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 producing 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. With the Z51 package installed, 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds. That's seriously impressive considering this is the entry-level model. The new Z06, on the other hand, is expected to use a twin-turbo V8 based on the Blackwing engine with an output of over over 800 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. This will be a significant improvement over the C7 Z06, which delivers 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.