Our friend Justin at the YouTube channel Horsepower Obsessed saw our initial post this afternoon with spy photos of the 2023 Corvette Z06 emerged from Germany as the car looks to be undergoing testing on the Nurburgring. He’s as excited as we are about these new photos and he makes some additional observations that align with what we think, so I wanted to share his video with you.
Today is really a milestone for those of us watching the C8 Corvette Z06 prototypes as Corvette engineers move from mule to pre-production to eventually the reveal sometime this fall. We know that the Corvette Assembly Plant has been building C8 Z06s and this one at the ‘Ring is likely one of those cars.
The Corvette Team has talked previously about the importance of testing at the Nurburgring in the Mid-Engine Revolution documentary and it’s always a good sign to see them there as it represents another checkmark in the development process. Chevy knows that the car will be seen as numerous spy photographers stake out the road from the manufacturer’s garages where the C8 Z06 was spotted, yet the data they gather from their laps is more important as this point.
The initial photos of the car that show the driver behind the wheel have us wondering if that is Chevrolet Europe’s technical director Patrick Hermann. We would also expect former Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin to be involved in any Nurburgring tests now that he has officially retired from racing. He was driving the C8 Stingrays at the ‘Ring prior to the reveal and we know the team trusts his input and feedback.
We’ll be checking the feeds of known Nurburgring track watchers but in the meantime, enjoy this recap of today’s Z06 spy shots from Horsepower Obsessed:
[SPIED] 2023 Corvette Z06 Prototype is Nearly Undisguised at the Nurburgring
[SPIED] Spy Video Shows the 2023 Corvette Z06 with a Magnesium Transmission Casing
[VIDEO] Chevrolet Confirms the 2023 Corvette Z06 to Be Revealed This Fall