Hear the roar of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in a new video
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 dominates its Corvette siblings with its all-new 5.5L LT6 engine. The engine is the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 on the market in any production car. The all-new flat-plane crankshaft will hit a phenomenal 8,600 rpm, creating 670 horsepower. Engineers spent two years making sure that the engine sound is unlike any other and that it can also be heard inside the vehicle, so the driver can enjoy the feeling of power in the supercar.
Chevrolet wanted this Corvette to have a distinctive growl. The hand-built engine hits a red line at 8,600 rpm, which is 2,000 rpm more than Stingray. He’s supposed to look like a legal racehorse on the street. The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will reach 0-100 km / h in a record 2.6 seconds.
Listen to the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in this video:
The Z06 chassis has been the basis of Corvette Racing’s C8.R since its racing debut in 2020. With a shared chassis, similar engine architecture and exterior proportions, the C8.R has been referred to internally as the Z06. hidden in plain sight. This means that Chevrolet’s performance engineers have been testing the 2023 Corvette Z06 since at least 2020. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 debuted on July 18, 2019. Fans knew that a Z06 version would follow, but development was delayed by COVID and parts shortages. .
What makes the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 roar
Key to the LT6’s sonic ability and performance is its lightweight, low-inertia rotary assembly anchored in an all-new flat crankshaft. The short stroke (the distance traveled by each piston / connecting rod assembly with each rotation of the crankshaft) allows the engine to rev up before increasing to 8600 rpm. GM’s tests estimated that the engine produced 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of couple. Two years is a long time for engineers to work on an engine sound, but Chevrolet was convinced the sound had to be perfect before the supercar could hit the road.
The LT6 is hand assembled by master engine builders at the Performance Build Center at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky. Manufacturers use precision tools and hand-tuned engine parts to meet Chevrolet’s exact specifications. Each engine has a plate on the intake manifold with the signature of the technician who designed it from start to finish.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 will go into production in summer 2022. Pricing has yet to be released. Like its signature engine, the supercar will be built at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
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