Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022 with new gasoline V8.
General Motors Corporation has officially announced a more powerful version of the Chevrolet Corvette supercar Z06, which is rumored to have more than 650 horsepower.

In the summer of 2019, GM unveiled the long-awaited eighth (C8) generation Chevrolet Corvette, which took about 10 years to develop.

The supercar has finally changed the front-engine layout to mid-engine, but the motor itself in the base version was «the time of Ochakovskie and the conquest of the Crimea,» namely an atmospheric lower-shaft 6.2-liter 16-valve V8 LT2, producing a maximum 502 hp and 637 Nm.

Certainly, this motor is interesting and absolutely unique by standards of the XXI century, but the chassis of Corvette C8 is designed for much more progressive power installations and capacities, which one cannot get by setting big «meat grinder» to old LT2.

Last April, information about future Corvette C8 models was leaked to the Internet: then we learned that closer to the end of 2021 we will see the Corvette Z06, equipped with a more modern 5.5-liter V8 LT6 with so-called flat crankshaft, overhead camshafts and 32 valves.

The output of this motor is expected to make 659 hp and 813 Nm, with the cutoff being no lower than 9,000 rpm, that is, a real formulaic crescendo is expected by the sound.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

The gearbox is the same — an eight-speed Tremec DCT-type automatic (with two clutches).

Photoshooters have been publishing photos of camouflaged Corvette Z06 from Nürburgring tests since summer, and today GM has officially announced the premiere date of the novelty — October 26 — and published the first full-fledged photo.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

It shows that the Corvette Z06 has slightly more aggressive aerodynamic plumage and larger air intakes than the basic version of the Stingray.

According to American media, the Corvette Z06 will be offered with an optional track package with a fixed rear wing, stiffer suspension and carbon ceramic brakes.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

The Z06 version is just the beginning of the mid-engine Corvette’s evolution: the ZR1 version with a supercharged V8 with more than 860 hp and the Corvette Zora hybrid with more than 1,000 hp are expected ahead.

The last one can compete with Ferrari SF90, which hybrid power-unit gives out exactly 1000 «horses». Also Corvette, according to rumors, will have a fully electric version and a spin-off in the form of a crossover.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2022.

However, in the U.S., the Corvette C8 is already selling better than all competitors: during the first half of 2021, 14 582 copies were sold, while the Porsche 911 has sold 5108 units, and Mercedes-AMG GT — 2329 units.

GM is not going to create an artificial shortage around the Corvette, as Ford did with the GT model, but rather going to replicate its name as widely as possible and a good profit on it.

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