At long last, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is here!

C8 edition.  Mid-engine.  American.  Supercar.  And all that feels good to say… or, write.

Because it’s been a long time coming.  And if it’s more tame sibling Stingray made a statement.  Then Z06 slaps an exclamation point at the end.

Since 1963, Z06 has been Corvette’s racetrack dominator.  Fast-forward 60 years.  And 2023 Z06 stays true to that form.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Top-3:

  1. Styling
  2. Performance
  3. Value

New For 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 is all-new, from top to bottom.

Building on the all-new mid-engine Stingray from 2020.  Corvette engineers created a new level of American Supercar.

Customizable and affordable.  Or, at least with a starting MSRP, that’s within reach of the common man’s checking account.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - yellow and black at OC Auto Show

670 hp/ 460 lb-ft of torque

Trims And Pricing

So for 2023 Corvette Z06 comes in six trims.  Or, two models.  Each with three trims.

Depending on how you look at the different configurations.  Which boil down to hard tops and convertibles.

2023 Corvette Z06 Trims And MSRPs:

  • Coupe:
    • 1LZ $105,300
    • 2 LZ $114,500
    • 3LZ $119,150
  • Convertible
    • 1LZ $112,800
    • 2LZ $121,500
    • 3LZ $126,150

It’s worth noting that inventories throughout the United States are quite limited.  Sure, you might need to wait.  But the wait will be worth it.

2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 carbon fiber wheels and Brembo rotors

Carbon fiber wheels

Engines, Transmissions, And MPG

Chevy calls the Z06’s engine its beating heart.  And that’s fair.

Because it’s all-new.  And created for Z06.

Corvette Z06 Engine

Because it’s an all-new 5.5-liter LT6.  Delivering the highest horsepower, naturally-aspirated V8 ever.  That’s in a production car here in the US.

So that motor puts out 670 horses, to be exact.  Along with a rubber-melting 460 lb-ft of torque.


As with the C8 Corvette Stingray.  Only automatic transmission is available.

But that’s the new game with supercars these days.  Because we mere mortals cannot slap gears and kick clutches as well as technology.

So the trans is an M1L 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.  Paddle shifters, of course.

And even without a manual transmission option.  You won’t get bored behind the wheel, promise.

Fuel Economy

The official fuel economy rating of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette is who cares?!

Because when you’re pressing against the back of your seat.  Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6-seconds.  The last thing that matters is MPG!

2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 driver rear - yellow at OC Auto Show

0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds!

What’s The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Look Like?

The 2023 Corvette Z06 looks like a supercar.  A beast to be specific.

With available carbon fiber ground effects and a rear spoiler.  Both of which are functional.  And by no means only for decoration.

Of course, they enhance the look of the vehicle.  But they’re designed to enhance performance.

Z06 has a stance that’s 3.6″ wider than Stingray.  Plus it has wider fenders on both the front and rear.  And that’s to accommodate huge 345-series tires.  Along with more airflow through side air vents.

Plus the front and rear fascias are specific to Z06.  And their designs are for optimal cooling.  Channeling air to the center heat exchanger.

Among the options for Z06 is a Z07 performance package.  Offering the greatest track capability.  With an impressive 734 pounds of downforce.  That’s while you’re buzzing the track at 186 mph.

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Wheelbase 107.2
  • Length 185.9 (w/ ground effects)
  • Height 48.6
  • Width 79.7
  • Track:
    • Front 66.3
    • Rear 66.1

*All inches.

And the 2023 Corvette Z06 curb weight comes in at 3,434 lbs.  Measuring with carbon fiber wheels.

Inside The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06’s interior offers features unique to the model.

Enabling owners to as Chevy puts it, ‘create their own bespoke American supercar.’

Chevy engineers elevate the cockpit around the driver.  Adding to the Z06’s immersive driving experience.

Plus seven interior colors allow thousands of combinations for Z06 owners to do that.  Along with two different carbon fiber trim packages for inside Z06.

You can even pick the seats you want from three options.  As well as six seatbelt options.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Z06 custom red cockpit – example


Seeing is believing when it comes to the inside of 2023 Z06.

Because the layout of the cockpit is like nothing before.  Driver immersion best describes the cockpit.

With climate controls along a pannel separating the driver from the passenger.  Center console buttons for gear selection.

A digital dash display.  And a flat top and bottom steering wheel.  With luxury and competition accents throughout.

Luxury-like suede touchpoints.  And competition like different carbon fiber accent options.

Interior Dimensions:

  • Headroom 37.9
  • Legroom 42.8
  • Shoulder room 54.4
  • Hip room 52.0

*All inches.

Infotainment And Technology

Driving modes include launch control, traction control, performance track management, and more.

A 12-inch instrument display sits inside the dash.  And it’s completely configurable.

Plus available Performance Data Recorder.  Yes, that’s your Z06’s black box.  That helps you become a better driver.  From the very moment you pull off the track and start reviewing your handy work.

And of course, a heads-up display so you never have to take your eyes off the prize.

But how about braking technology too?  Up to 15.7″ diameter front and 15.4″ diameter rear Bremo rotors for greater braking performance.

That’s available when you add the Z07 performance package.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 rear - yellow at OC Auto Show

Floating exhaust bezels – precise exhaust note

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Top-3

  1. Styling – Z06 takes Corvette to another level.  What’s cool is that the awesome form also functions.
  2. Performance – 2.6 seconds 0-60.  Track ready.  Need I say more?
  3. Value – It’s within reach.  Not a financial lay-up.  But average guys (and gals) can make it happen.