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2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 details and Interview with Shad Balch
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant
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Dateline: New York, NY
Tuesday, December 28, 2021


The C8 Corvette is about to get a new version, the 2023 ZO6. While Chevrolet dealers are already taking orders, we don’t expect to see them hit the showrooms until the mid-summer of 2022. This upgraded model harnesses insane power and handling, once left to sport’s cars costing 2-4 times as much. 

While Chevrolet Representative, Shad Balch, is unable to comment on its price at this point, we can expect it will be in the same realm as the C7 pricing. Look for a starting price of around $90,000. So what do you get for the extra Benjamins? Let’s take a peek. 

Of course, the best place to start is “under the hood” – or in this case, under the rear hatch. The 2023 ZO6 will be the first Chevrolet ever to use a Bespoke engine, exclusive to this car. It’s a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated, flat-plane crankshaft V8 that has a power output of a whopping 670 horsepower with 460 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, it will have an exhaust note like we’ve never heard before, from any Chevrolet vehicle. The car is said to go from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. 

If you add the Z07 package, you’ll get carbon-fiber wheels, larger carbon-ceramic brakes, and a carbon-fiber aero kit – both the ZO6 and ZO7 ride on Michelin Sport Cup 2R tires. The extra aero kit helps achieve a downforce of 780 pounds at 186 miles per hour, to help keep the car solidly on the road at ultra-high speeds. 

We also know that it will have a wider stance — 3;5-inches in the front and rear – than the standard Stingray and that’s to allow for extra airflow and to accommodate the wider tires.  

There’s still ample storage space in the “frunk” as well as some extra storage in the rear of the car, just behind the engine compartment. Chevy still employs its magnetic ride suspension that adapts for a far more forgiving ride around town but lets you flip a switch for the track. 

Chevy states that this car will not be a limited run and will have no problems building to consumer demand. 

There are three different seat configurations you can select from, as well as twelve different exterior colors and seven different interior options. 

Chevy tells us that there is an available Corvette training course available by Spring Mountain Motorsports to help you learn the ins and outs of driving the ZO6. 

Chevrolet mixes no words on the competition it’s taking aim at. The Porsche 911, Ferrari, Mclaren and Lamborghini. It has the performance to take on each of those brands and still come in at a far more affordable price tag. 

If you like what you see so far, then you really need to talk to your local dealer asap about putting a deposit down as they’ll go fast once they arrive next summer. 

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, sector analyst, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host.  A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.  Her analysis is honest and straightforward.

Lauren is the CEO of Automotive Aspects and the Editor-in-Chief of Car Coach Reports, a global automotive news outlet. She is an automotive contributor to national and local television news shows including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN International, The Weather Channel, Inside Edition, Community Digital News, Local Now News, NewsMax and more. Lauren also co-hosts a regular show “His Turn - Her Turn” on ABC.com; “Total Car Score” podcast and hosts a weekly radio segment on GCN Radio.

Lauren is honored to be inducted into the Women’s Transportation Hall of Fame and a Board Member of  is the Buffalo Motorcar Museum and Juror / President for the North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year Awards.  

Lauren is the author of three books and inherited her love of all things automotive from her father. She has been advising drivers for almost all her life.

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