With C7 Corvette Z06 production slated to begin sometime in 4th Quarter, we’ve been wondering where all the spy photos of the new supercar are. Like the Corvette Stingray, we know that Chevy has been doing extensive testing and will be making changes to the car right up until the time the first retail Corvette Z06 heads down the production line.
So it’s lucky for us that TheFastLaneCar.com’s Roman and Nathan got a tip that a group of Corvettes were doing some high-altitude testing in the high-country of Colorado so the duo jumped at the opportunity to track them down and see what’s going on.
It turns out that these weren’t just regular Corvettes being tested but the all new 650 hp Corvette Z06 Coupe and Convertible! Both Z06’s were all wrapped in camouflage swirl coverings.
The two disguised Corvettes were parked at what Roman called “GM’s lair” which we assume is a hotel or facility that GM utilizes while performing these high altitude tests in the area.
The two prototypes were definitely Z06’s which are wider than the production Corvette Stingray that was also present. The Z06’s can be spotted via the larger rear vents and the neutral color tail lights as well as the unique honeycombed grill with the large brake cooling vents in the corner.
While the Z06’s will have an aggressive aerodynamics package available in three different levels, we noticed right away that these Z06’s were missing their aerodynamic upgrades including the the front splitter, rear spoiler and side rocker panels.
There also seems to be something going on with the front wheel wells where we can see a copious amount of duct tape around the openings.
Check out the video of these Corvette Z06 prototypes:
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