The good folks over at Motor Trend have captured the C8 Corvette Z06 on video as it was doing some on track testing out west. The audio is not as loud as we would prefer but the sound does remind us of the times we’ve heard the flat-plane crank V8 mule previously.
In addition to that video, there are two photos of a C8 Corvette prototype as it was being refueled at a gas station. The car doesn’t have a spoiler and its exhaust ports are mounted in the lower corners like the Stingray.
Check out the width of that side rocker panel behind the front wheel and you can get a sense that this is the widebody version of the C8 that was captured out and about. Motor Trend also suggests the rear tires are “significantly chunkier than the rubber found on the standard C8.”
As for the sound of the car, the general consensus is that the Z06 will pack the street version of Corvette Racing’s naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 engine that can rev as high as 9000 rpm. We’ve been teased a few times with public sightings and like those previous sightings, there are still questions we have that are not definitively answered here.
All and all, this was a very good catch by Motor Trend to capture the car on both video and at the fuel pump. Seeing the prototypes on the road is always reassuring to Corvette enthusiasts as its proof positive that C8 Corvette Z06 development continues.
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