See it now before you're supposed to.
Chances are, this is not what Chevrolet had in mind when making reveal preparations for its upcoming special edition Corvette Z06. Thanks to something called the "internet," closely-guarded corporate secrets can potentially become exposed prematurely. That appears to be the case here. Thanks to sharp-eyed and tech-savvy member of the MidEngineCorvetteForum, what you're looking at are leaked images of the 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition. These aren't home-brewed renderings.
The member states the images were posted on Chevy's online visualizer. Even the "70th Anniversary Edition" name was listed. Not surprisingly, this has all been removed. CarBuzz has reached out to the automaker for additional details and we'll update this space if we hear back.
Looking more closely at the images, it seems this is mostly an appearance package for the Z06 coupe. We don't know yet whether the convertible will get the same edition but it's likely. Available in white or black exterior paint, there's some red trim on the brake calipers and Carbon Flash wheels. The rear spoiler and side mirrors are Carbon Flash, too. As usual for something like this, there are plenty of 70th Anniversary badges scattered across both the exterior and interior.
The cabin, from what we can tell, gets GT2 seats complete with red seat belts and a steering wheel that's either covered in suede or Alcantara. Again, we must reiterate: none of this is official for now. There are additional details we don't know about yet but should fairly soon.
It's unlikely the Z06's new and glorious flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V8 with 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which revs all the way to 8600 rpm, will be altered in any way. We'd have no issue with that. 2023 Corvette Z06 production is currently scheduled to get underway in Bowling Green, Kentucky in May. However, there is a looming workers' strike that could delay things (again).
Precisely zero official pricing details have been announced but it's been hinted by the folks at Chevy a $90,000 starting price for the Z06 coupe should be expected. The 70th Anniversary Edition will certainly cost more and could be in high demand if it's built in low numbers.