New 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Gets Debut Date, Fresh Teaser Video

Chevrolet has confirmed the debut date for the 2023 Corvette Z06. The next generation of the high-powered, high-performance variant of the legendary Corvette coupe will be unveiled on October 26.

Ahead of its debut, the company has released new footage of the car as its put though its paces, testing on the streets of France and Germany. The company says that the supercar was designed to "amplify the thrill of driving" whether on the "backroads or the Autobahn or the world's most recognizable tracks like Circuit de la Sarthe".

In June, the company released a teaser of the Corvette Z06's exhaust note, saying at the time saying that the new car will "put the world on notice" while inviting video viewers to "crank it up".

The new Corvette Z06 is expected to be higher performing than the current Corvette Stingray, which is powered by a 490-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 that comes paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. That engine is capable of moving the car from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds when properly equipped with the Z51 Performance Package.

The Stingray version of the mid-engine sports car made waves when it was introduced in 2019 after a long production period. Its drive experience has been praised but the model has suffered from production delays and, consequentially, low sales due to union contract negotiations, supplier shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
A camouflaged version of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sits in a pit box. General Motors

The previous generation of the Corvette Z06 included a supercharged version of its 6.2-liter V8 under the hood that produced 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It offered drivers the option of using a variety of drive modes as well as a performance package that upped the ante even further.

The cabin of that version of the car also had a different set of upholstery materials and Competition Seats that were designed to add support and stability during track days.

Pricing for the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe, the car's base model, starts at $59,990. Adding a drop top and checking options boxes can push the cost of the model up near $100,000. Expect the new Corvette Z06 to start and top out even higher.

Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in 1953. It has gone on to spawn eight generations across its 60-year history. The model got its name from a warship. Chevy has made the model at its Bowling Green, Kentucky factory since 1981.

The 2023 model year will be pivotal for General Motors. It is expected that deliveries of the GMC Hummer EV truck and Cadillac Lyriq SUV will begin then. An electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is anticipated around the same time.