Earlier this week we caught sight of a 2023 Corvette Z06 that was said to be within an hour’s traveling distance from the Tail of the Dragon, that famous stretch of US129 that sits on the North Carolina/Tennessee state lines. Did the Z06 just travel the 11 miles and 318 curves that make up the Tail of the Dragon? Without asking the driver, there is only one other way to find out!
We hit up the photo archives of killboy.com, a photography archive that sells pics of the motorcycles, cars, and trucks that travel on the Dragon, and sure enough we see the camouflaged Z06 making the run with a few friends in tow. I purchased these photos of the 2023 Corvette Z06 that appeared to be traveling with two C8 Stingrays and a new GMC Hummer. FYI, there is also a Porsche and a Camaro in the shots adjacent to these, but as they were missing the large antennas on the Corvettes and Hummer, I excluded them from being part of the group.
As we outlined earlier this week, the Z06 is wearing the Z07 Performance Package based on the aero on the car, however, its corner mounted exhaust tells us this is one of the older Z06 mules that haven’t received the new center floating exhaust upgrades. And before you can say “E-Ray,” we have yet to see any E-Ray prototypes with anything other than the standard Z06 widebody and seriously doubt that any of the E-Ray prototypes would be wearing a full Z07 aero package.
Photo credits: Killboy.com
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