General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) – the new performance company formed from the remains of Holden and HSV – will be marketing the Silverado and C8 Corvette in Australia.
Carsguide.com.au is reporting that GMSV has filed the appropriate paperwork with an Australian government agency to trademark the Z06 name for use there.
Based on other Internet reports, the forthcoming Z06 – believed to be arriving as a 2023 model – will have the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in GM history.
That 5.5-liter engine is expected to be a derivative of the C8.R powerplant and is rumored to produce more than 600 horsepower with a redline of 9000.
Speculation is that the Z06 will also have wider body panels, stickier Michelin Pilot Sport 2R tires, optional lightweight carbon fiber wheels, and high-tech aerodynamics.
All that power and technical prowess won’t be cheap, the website speculates, noting the base C8 will cost $160,500 including road costs, and “the Z06, then, will be well north of that.”
They believe, however, the Z06 won’t make it to Australia until 2022 at the earliest.
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