They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s certainly true in this Twitter post from General Motor’s President Mark Reuss. Making what we believe to be his first public comment on the 2023 Corvette Z06, Mark sounds like a proud father who is very excited about the future.
In his post from August 27th, Mark tweeted, “What an amazing week. So proud of this team. Those who know what these are and where this is at….well you know. Z comes to life….#furious.”
The photo comes from inside Chevrolet’s “lair” at the Nurburgring and shows six pre-production C8 Corvettes in the spotless garage. It’s already been determined from various spy photos that at least five include the base and Z07-optioned Corvette Z06s with the outlier being a widebody prototype with the corner-mounted exhaust that may or may not be the C8 Corvette E-Ray.
Corvette engineers spent two weeks at the Nurburgring during an open window for manufacturers to conduct testing on the 12.9-mile track. Mark’s post comes at the very end of the testing period which he punctuated with this photo. We recall that Mark did something very similar when the C8 Corvette Stingray wrapped up its testing at the Nurburgring back in 2019.
As we reported last week, the team was hoping to put in a few hot laps as they had three prototypes ready to hit the track last Wednesday, but they were thwarted by individual crashes from a BMW and Tesla Plaid S that required the track to close to fix the barriers. YouTuber Misha Charoudin captured the scene as the engineering was staging for that attempt:
As you can see in this photo, the Corvette engineering team at the Nurburgring has also been shadowed by a film crew which makes us believe that Chevy will be continuing its behind-the-scenes documentary series “Corvette: The Mid-Engine Revolution” with the Z06.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is set to be revealed on October 26th.
Mark Reuss / Twitter
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