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.
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