[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring

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[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype Nearly Undisquised at the Nurburgring

Photo Credits: Brian Williams / SpeedBilde


With the C8 Corvette Z06 recently announced as coming as a 2023 model, Chevy engineers are working hard to complete the development of the car. Of course, that means track testing which Chevy can do privately in the USA, but a trip to the Nurburgring means the car will have to appear in public.

Spy Photographer Brian Williams aka Speedbilde captured this nearly undisguised 2023 Corvette Z06 prototype as it was making the journey from the auto manufacturer’s garages to the Nurburgring. As the prototype Z06 was without the heaving black camouflage, we get one of the best looks yet at the new model.

That includes what looks to be production-ready front and rear fascias. The front fascia looks to have an additional cooling radiator in the center with two air ducts on either side. The rear fascia shows the quad exhaust tips mounted in the center with a newly designed bottom surround that completely integrates the center-mounted exhaust.

The side intake scoops are highly reminiscent of the scoops on the C8.R Corvette that are more angular and appear to be larger than those on the C8 Stingray. We’ve seen the unique rear wing previously which is mounted to just two stanchions instead of four like the C8 Stingray. Finally, concave-designed five-spoke wheels that look like they are made of carbon fiber are wrapped with Michelin cup tires and those large brake rotors appear to be similar to the Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes we’ve seen on the previous Z06.

GM has announced that the mid-engine Corvette Z06 will be revealed later this year. Until then, enjoy these pics as American’s Favorite Sports Car takes to the Nurburgring in Germany.

[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring


Source:
Photos by Brian Williams/SpeedBilde

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Wow. So not all like the C8.R as many of us thought, although many features carry over. Tue front splitter and rear fascia is legit!!

  2. Looks like they went back to the traditional center exhaust! But the whole body doesn’t look wider than the base model. Z06’s always sported a wide body.

  3. Love the Rear Wing as I was not a fan of the Stingray Hi-Wing. Keith, I know that some people have issues with I am about to type, but I really believe The C8 Corvette Generation can drop the “America’s Favorite Sports Car” reference, as in my Humble Opinion C8 Generation is, “America’s Favorite CorvetteSuperCar. #JustSaying

  4. Note the revised rear air exhaust vents are slightly smaller & nearly flush with rear bodywork, unlike the recessed vents on base C8.

  5. A ring run after Lemans by Jordan Taylor, Tommy Milnrt or one of the others! Full Throttle! Show what this car and GM are capable of!

  6. Agree it doesn’t look a lot wider. The outside exhaust tips look like they have an inner sleeve or something.
    Joe it will fit in my garage.

  7. The only nit-picky feature I didnt like about to 2020 thru 2022 is the check-mark looking mouldings at the side vents. You can get them painted for $995, but these spy photos show what theyd look like eliminated. GM is famous for sticking body panel features of what should be a smooth, flowing body part. Even in camo, this looks soooooo upscale. I hope it trickles down to the standard model!

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