One of our favorite YouTubers that we love to feature on these pages is Austin Everett, aka Speed Phenom. His youth and enthusiasm make his videos fun to watch, but the kid is very knowledgeable about Corvettes and other exotic cars, and we always enjoyed his stints on the racetrack as he pushed his 2020 Corvette Z51 Stingray to its limits. He has talked repeatedly about getting a C8 Z06 so it’s a no-brainer that he is very excited to see the reveal of America’s newest sportscar on Tuesday.
Like many of the social media influencers with large audiences, Austin was invited to meet with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Lead Development Engineer Aaron Link at the Peterson Automotive Museum on Tuesday to spend thirty minutes with the new 2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe equipped with the Z07 Performance Package and he made the most of his time. In fact, of all the videos we have seen so far, this is the one to watch.
Austin was able to pin down many new facts about the Z06. In this video, we learn the flat-plane crank LT6 V8 will be using a different engine oil than the Stingray’s LT2 V8. We find out about the status of filling the transmission with additional fluid for the track, and we get an on-camera confirmation that the interior Level 2 Carbon Fiber trim package will also be available for the Stingray as well as the Z06.
The video runs just over a half-hour, so grab your favorite beverage and enjoy his technical review of the 2023 Corvette Z06.
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