An interesting aspect of the product development
By Gary S. Vasilash
Odds are you’re going to spend more time looking at the aggressive forms that have amped-up the design of the already-aggro Corvette Stingray and transformed it into the Corvette 2023 Z06 than you are going to spend reading this.
Front and rear fasicas, bigger fenders, additional aero bits.
And there’s that naturally aspirated 670-hp 5.5-liter V8 under the hood. (Part of the rationale for the front fascia redesign was to funnel more air into a center heat exchanger, one of five that the car has.)
But here’s a quick fun fact about the Z06:
The chassis is the same as the one used for the C8.R race car that was campaigned in IMSA.
So while the production car was being developed, its underpinnings were out int the world for everyone to see.