[SPIED] C8 Corvette Z06 Prototypes Testing Alongside a Porsche GT2 RS in California

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[SPIED] C8 Corvette Z06 Prototypes Testing Alongside a Porsche GT2 RS in California


They’re back!!!

Our Corvette engineers driving C8 Corvette Z06 prototypes that is…

We tracked down this photo as posted on the C8 Corvette Owners Facebook Group and the poster says the photo was taken in Valencia, California.

The three wrapped C8 Corvette prototypes are wearing the heavy black cladding in addition to being wrapped Chevy’s signature camouflage as the roofs show.

Alongside the Corvettes is the now-familiar presence of the Porsche GT2 RS that the engineering team is benchmarking against during the development of the cars.

None of the Corvettes appear to have a rear spoiler and with the black cladding, aerodynamics will be iffy, so most likely we are seeing powertrain testing. Valencia is an area north of Los Angeles and the team could be taking drives into the surrounding canyon roads.

As far as what powertrain the team may be testing, we are expecting a street version of the 5.5L DOHC C8 that powers Corvette Racing’s C8.R. That engine runs a flat-plane crank that allows higher revs. A previous video of the car shows a similar C8 Corvette Z06 prototype rounding a corner on a two-lane canyon road and provided the first engine notes recorded from the prototype.


Source:
C8 Corvette Owners Group / Facebook

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Before ordering one I would like to see a clear picture of the car and drive it first.Then comes the price!!!!

  2. Y’all better have some deep pockets for the Z06 , base will start between 85-90k add the fr. lift were at 96k want the spider throw another 7k onto that add the 3LZ 12k more right there were talking around 125k give or take a few k , everybody commenting the’re waiting for it only drives price up higher, supply and demand 1st rule of marketing don’t kid yourself Chevrolet is reading all the comments.People said I was nuts about stating 125k starting price for the ZR1 and Boom I hit it right on the head and you can check my comments on this forum before it came out.

  3. Hey Bill, stop being a buz kill. Not much has changed here, Vette is still a great value especially in the super car realm. 125k for all that?? A friggen bargain just like the 19′ ZR1, ya and don’t hurt your arm patting yourself on the back.

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