[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Z06 Nearly Loses It During Nurburgring Test


[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Z06 Nearly Loses It During Nurburgring Test

Here is another fun Nurburgring test video featuring the 2023 Corvette Z06. It was originally posted on Friday by YouTube channel Spy Car Media which is run by spy photographer Stefan Baldau. He also captured the first photos of the base Z06 last week. I’m a bit late in posting this, so my apologies…

The video captures the Z06 prototypes at various segments of the track as well as going to and from the automotive garages. I am really starting to enjoy the exhaust notes of the cars during their hot laps and even the street driving sound is ferocious. And then there is the ever-present blue flame that seems to spit out the two inner exhaust ports during downshifts. You have to wonder if that’s a feature that will be present on customer cars.

One section I wanted to draw your attention to is the third clip beginning at 1:31. The base Z06 was overtaking a camouflaged SUV and probably went a little longer on the accelerator as the car nearly loses it in the corner before the test driver is able to get it back under control. We see a fishtail again as the Z06 is back under power leaving the corner.

It had been raining at various times during last week’s test yet that didn’t seem to deter the engineers from getting their laps in. Adding a bit of rain to the Nurburgring takes the ride and handling tests to a whole different level!

Car Spy Media / YouTube

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  1. Why do the masses always try to sell fear and mistakes?! The track was wet, Germany hello. Also he recovered quickly. I have noticed the base have issues with curbs on the ring footages. The mag ride does a world of difference and will be on my Z06 when I order in Jan.

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