Leaked! 2023 Corvette Z06 Quarter-Mile Time

Supercars / Comments

Of course it smashed the C7 Z06's record.

The all-new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is fast. That we already knew. Its 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds easily places it in the ultra-exclusive supercar club. Top speed has yet to be announced but it'll definitely be around 200 mph, perhaps higher. Chevy has also been keeping another official figure from the world: the quarter-mile time.

Thanks to a member of the Corvette Forum that information has been discovered. A photo was recently taken of a brand product display board stating a few specs, like horsepower and 0-60 time. At the very bottom, it listed a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds. No trap speed was listed. To compare, the C7 Z06's official quarter-mile sprint came in at 10.95 seconds at 127 mph.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Front Angle View Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Rear Angle View Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Side View Chevrolet

All the more impressive is that it equals the C7 ZR1's time, which had a trap speed of 134 mph. It's certainly possible the Bow Tie brand is taking the safer route with a more conservative figure. Automakers do this all the time and actual real-world testing often surpasses official specs. We'll just have to wait and see.

To compare the C8 Z06's claimed quarter-mile sprint even more, the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S rips to 60 in 10.1 seconds. We've reached out to Chevrolet seeking confirmation regarding this time and we'll update this space if we receive a relevant response.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Driver Seat Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Interior Overview Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Gauge Cluster Chevrolet
9 Greatest Automotive Innovations
9 Greatest Automotive Innovations
7 Times Carmakers Got Way Too Ambitious
7 Times Carmakers Got Way Too Ambitious

It's important to bear in mind that high-performance vehicles like the C8 Z06 typically need to be properly equipped in order to achieve top performance. The 10.6-second time shown here might only be achieved if customers check the box for things like upgraded tires, etc. Truth be told, this time sounds totally reasonable. Not only must it beat its predecessor but, at the very least, equal the previous Corvette top dog, the C7 ZR1.

Still, we wouldn't mind at all seeing a Corvette smash a certain rear-engined German car's across-the-board performance specs. There's no doubt Porsche is - finally! - paying close attention to what its American rivals are up to.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Front View Driving Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Frontal Aspect Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Rear Perspective Driving Chevrolet
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Driving Back View Chevrolet

Join The Discussion

Gallery

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Side Skirt
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Driver Seat
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Interior Overview
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Side View
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Driving Back View
11
Photos
Back
To Top