The Corvette engineering team has spent the last two weeks testing the 2023 Corvette Z06 in Germany at the Nurburgring but there are some local roads that the team has been exploring as well. Of course, when we are talking about local roads in Germany, we are talking about the Autobahn.
From an Instagram user named stey.gst comes these three videos of the C8 Corvette Z06 on the Autobahn. The Instagrammer is in a Porsche 718 GT4 Cayman when he comes up behind the 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package. The 718 Cayman GT4 has 414 hp with a top speed of 189 mph and is capable of running 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
The first video shows the Porsche 718 GT4 PDK in front of the Z06 prototype which we can glimpse as the camera shows the Corvette in the rearview mirror. The camera then pans over to the instrument gauge of the Porsche which shows the car passing 304 kph which is nearly 190 mph. We don’t have any more context in this video than that:
In the second video, the C8 Corvette is now ahead of the Porsche but both cars are in traffic. As the Z06 comes upon a slower moving vehicle in the right lane, the driver hits the turn signals and moves in front of the Porsche. The turn lights appear to be sequential however the video is slightly out of focus at that point. What we do see is that the Z06 appears to be easily pulling away from the Porsche:
We think this third video is the best as the Porsche is directly behind the Z06 as both cars are behind slower moving traffic. As the slower car moves right, we can hear the exhaust note of the Corvette Z06 at the same time the Porsche goes heavy on the throttle and here we see the Z06 easily pulling away from the GT4. In just a matter of seconds, the Z06 opens a four to five car-length gap over the Porsche before the filming ends.
The C8 Corvette Z06 is believed to be naturally aspirated with a rumored 620 hp and the gap it delivers against the 400-hp GT4 appears on the final video appears to be about right if those rumors are true. And then there is the sound of the Z06 as the driver goes heavy on the gas peddle which should have any Corvette enthusiast excited about what’s going to be revealed on October 26th.
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