The wait is nearly over.
Switching to a mid-engine layout for the C8 Corvette was seen as a risky move, but it's paid off in spades. Since it debuted two years ago, the C8 Corvette Stingray has been so successful that that Chevrolet has struggled to keep up with the relentless demand.
Today, the next chapter in the mid-engine sports car's story begins with the world debut of the new hotly anticipated Corvette Z06. In just a few hours, the high-performance C8 Corvette will be revealed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The reveal will be livestreamed today at 12 pm EDT - you can watch the event at the link below.
During the reveal event, a 30-minute film called Putting The World On Notice will be shown featuring professional basketball player Devin Booker and Corvette YouTuber Emelia Hartford, who will be joined by GM engineers and designers to learn more about the car's development. After the film, GM will host a panel discussion featuring "Corvette and third-party experts."
Chevrolet has been tight-lipped when it comes to technical details, but the new Z06 is expected to utilize a high-revving flat-plane crankshaft 5.5-liter V8 from the C8.R race car producing between 600 and 700 horsepower. We'll have to wait until the official reveal in a few hours to find out the full specifications.
However, a recent official teaser confirmed this V8 powerplant will rev up to 8,600 rpm, and it sounds glorious. Last month, Chevrolet surprised us by sharing a photo of the 2023 Corvette Z06 completely undisguised. While it was shown with a low wing, camouflaged prototypes have been spied with a more prominent high wing that will likely be optional and more aggressive aero.
Chevrolet has already confirmed the new Corvette Z06 will go on sale for the 2023 model year, so don't expect it to be available until the second half of next year. Stay tuned because we'll be bringing you all the juicy details very soon.