With all the spy pics and videos coming out of Germany as the 2023 Corvette Z06s are testing at the Nurburgring, it was our thinking that the question on whether or not the Z06s would have a center-mounted exhaust was settled as both the base Z06 and the Z06/Z07 models have the configuration in place.
And then we have this sighting of what at first appears to be a base Z06 driving on one of the public roads surrounding the track. It has the same front fascia as the base Z06 spied earlier, but as the car passes the camera, we see the same corner-mounted exhaust set-up as the C8 Stingrays. It also has a similar-appearing rear spoiler to the base Z06 at first glance but I can’t confirm it’s the same spoiler based on the video. In fact, as the car is driving towards the camera, you are hard-pressed to even see the spoiler on the rear until it passes the camera:
Could this be a third spoiler option for the Z06 that is comparable to the new low-profile spoiler that GM just released for the 2022 Stingrays while the one we saw on-track with the base-Z06 might be the intermediate spoiler? Could it be a *checks notes* E-Ray mule? Your guess is as good as mine. Here is a pic of the base Z06 on the track and compared to the one up top, these two spoilers do not look the same:
Our spy photographer told us yesterday in an email that he knew of at least four Z06 prototypes were at the ‘Ring and now we can probably add a fifth. This could be an older mule as we previously saw a heavily camouflaged C8 prototype testing on the autobahn way back in March. But even that car was not quite right as it was missing the lower fascia and it had round exhaust tips on the corners.
The prototype was captured by another Nurburgring watcher who offers up a video with just over 11 minutes of industry-pool testing which also shows vehicles from Porsche, BWM, McLaren and others on the track. You can see this car just prior to the 10-minute mark:
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