Corvette News Summary | October 2022
October has been filled with many proud moments for Corvette lovers and enthusiasts, especially those who ordered the C8 Z06 and are soon to become its proud owners. The C8 Z06 has shown it's a force to be reckoned with during supercars conversations and more. These proud moments are just the tip of the iceberg for all that has happened in the Corvette world for October. Without further ado, let us get into it…
Video: Track Driving & Exhaust 2023 Torch Red Z06
There's never enough content of the C8 Z06, and this video proves just that. It's simply a video of b-roll footage of a C8 Z06 on track to the sounds of its exhaust.
You can hear the flat-plane crankshaft and all its glory barreling down the track, and taking corners.
You are going to want to put your headphones on for this sympthony of C8 Z06 sounds from the track.
Emelia Hartford Sets New Record With The 2023 Corvette Z06
Emelia Hartford set a new record for the quarter mile time for the 2023 Corvette Z06, and no, this is a stock Z06, unlike her twin-tubo C8 Stingray in which she previously set a record.
Chevrolet had previously announced a 10.6 quarter-mile time and 0 - 60 mph in 2.6 seconds for the 2023 Corvette Z06.
Emelia initially struggled with beating the quarter mile time provided by Chevy. Then, after a few changes, such as using high-octane fuel, changing the launch control from automatic, increasing pressure in front tires, and cooling the car engine, she was able to set a new quarter-mile time of 10.51 and 0 - 60 mph in 2.2 seconds for the 2023 C0rvette Z06.
Check out the full video below:
The Evolution of the Z06
In a recently released video on Chevrolet's YouTube channel, the C8 Z06 was pitted against the C5 Z06, C6 Z06, and C7 Z06, and as expected, the 670 hp C8 Z06 won.
Of course, the real intent behind the video was to display the changes over the generations that the z06 went through, and we are not complaining. You can check out this neat video below:
C8 Z06 Build Update
In an update from MidEngine Corvette Forum co-founder, John, we learned that 14 C8 Z06s are slated for manufacture.
The snippet shown depicts the build type and options chosen as well as the date of manufacture.
If you are worried that fourteen C8 Z06s does not sound like too many, then you are correct; however, Corvette has started that their initial ramp up will be slow.
This follows our previous headline from September's Corvette News Summary of many people hitting order status 3400.
C8 Z06 Makes Debut Appearance in UAE
Emiratis got their first glimpse of the 2023 C8 Z06 in person at the Automoto Show, which was held in Abu Dhabi during the 7th and 9th of Octover.
The 670 hp track & street monster on display was enclosed in glass and was surrounded by Corvettes from the first generation to the latest Corvette Stingray.
Customers in the United Arab Emirates can expect to see the C8 Z06 in showrooms in the early part of 2023.
2023 Corvette Z06 vs. Lamborghini Evo vs. Ferrari 458
It's not often we post two headlines from one source, but this video was too fun not to share from Emelia.
In a video posted by her, she hosted races against formible exotics with two of her friends, and competent racers. The cars pitted against each other were:
- Lamborghini Evo (3400 lbs, 600 hp)
- Ferrari 458 (3200 lbs, 570 hp)
- 2023 Corvette C8 Z06 (3700 lbs, 670 hp)
This "competition" started with the C8 Z06 and the 458 having a go at each other twice, and the C8 Z06 won both races. The C8 Z06 also raced against the Evo twice, and both races ended up with the C8 Z06 winning again.
It must be said that the C8 Z06 looks at home compared to these two Italian exotics. Well done America.
You can watch the full video below:
The Corvette Z06 Engine Progression: From the C2 to C8
If engine stats pique your interest, then you are going to love this nine minute video from 337 Speed!
The video goes over the progression of the Z06 engine back from the C2 Z06 to the C8 Z06, and the C8 Z06 engine was discussed in detail. The channel took a look at the Z06 engine, what made the old models powerful in their time, and the C8 Z06 engine powerful in the present.
You can watch the full video below:
Edge Red Calipers and LT2 Engine Covers Are Back
If you recall from our September CNS, Chevy had changed the Edge Red calipers to a Bright Red on the 70th Anniversary Package. However, it appears Edge Red is back on the table! Hence the LT2 Engine Covers and the Edge Red calipers are now available for ordering with the 70th Anniversary Package or as a stand-alone option.
This part feels like a love/hate relationship with Chevrolet. It is coming in and out of constraint. At least with the C8 High Wing it stays on constraint...
This was the full memo sent out to Corvette dealers in Octover:
- RPO: (J6N) Edge Red Calipers are now included in (Y70) Anniversary Special Edition Corvette.
- RPO: (J6N) Edge Red Calipers are available without (Y70) Anniversary Edition.
- RPO: (J6F) Bright Red Caliper will remain available.
- LPO: (RCC) Edge Red Engine Cover is now Included on the 1YC07 & 3LT Stingray coupe with RPO: (Y70) Anniversary Edition.
- LPO: (RCC) Edge Red Engine Cover is also available without (Y70) Anniversary Edition (available on 1YC07 & 1LT/2LT/3LT coupe models).
C8 Corvette Production Update
CorvetteBlogger reported that as the 14th of October, the total count for the 2023 Corvette Stingrays reached 15,558. The 70th Anniversary Stingray accounted for 840 of those with a majority being of the White Pearl Metallic over Carbon Flash Metallic Black.
While the latest count for the Z06 revealed that 31 Z06s had been built for the 2023 model year: 17 regular Z06s and 14 70th Anniversary Z06s.
2023 Z06 Build and Price Configurator
We have all been waiting for this update. Chevy released their C8 Z06 Build and Price Configurator. This configurator offers insight into the cost of the body style, trim level, aero package, wheels, Z07 performance package, and other options of your choosing. You can build your dream 2023 Z06 while you get its cost in real-time on the Z06 Configurator.
Here is my Z06 coming in at a cool $142k:
- 2LZ Coupe
- Silver Flare Metallic
- Tech Bronze Wheels with 2Rs
- Dark Grey Calipers & Carbon Ceramics
- Full black interior with yellow seat belt
- Z07 Package
Car and Driver Test the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Car & Driver, one of the best car review websites, dropped their "two cents" on the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 after they took it for their test.
The subject of their test was a 70th Anniversary 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with the $8495 Carbon Aero Package. During this test, the Z06 delivered a 2.7 seconds 60 mph tune, a 10.7-second quarter-mile at 129 mph, and a 12 mpg (EPA city figure).
If you are just wondering what their final verdict was of the Z06 instead of reading the full article, then here is what they had to say:
Verdict: Best. Corvette. Ever.
Here are some of the photos from their testing courtesy of Car and Driver:
ACS Spotlight: C8 Stingray Z06 Side Rocker Release
In this month's spotlight, we wanted to highlight a new product we released for the C8 Corvette!
It is a fitting that this month's news was heavily focused on the C8 Z06 because our newest product brings a little C8 Z06 to your C8 Stingray.
ACS C8 Stingray Z06 Side Rockers
The C8 Z06 Rockers are similar to the OEM Z51 Rockers, but they are slightly larger, and replicate the same style as what you would find on the new C8 Corvette Z06. If you are not buying the C8 Z06, then you can start modding your C8 Stingray with the rockers, which will start your C8 Z06 conversion!
You can watch the install video and product overview below:
Check out the full product page for the ACS C8 Corvette Z06 Side Rockers.
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