Spies caught this new C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 undertaking acceleration operates on the North-South Straightaway of GM’s proving grounds in Michigan, supplying us a terrific flavor of the exhaust wail from its flat-plane-crank V8. We have read Z06 prototypes on the road just before, but this is the very first time we have gotten a clip of 1 performing flat-out acceleration operates in a managed setting.
If just about anything, this new V8’s character picks up where by the conventional C8’s common cross-plane motor leaves off, making the latter audio lazy and flat by comparison. That’s no indicate feat, as the conventional C8 Stingray sounds great in its own proper. The racing version of the Z06 motor is by now undertaking get the job done in Corvette Racing’s C8.R race autos, which are tuned down to satisfy collection rules. The road-authorized V8 is rumored to boast a 9,000 RPM redline and considerably much more horsepower than the close to five hundred made by the C8.R. The flat-plane crank format puts it in uncommon enterprise, alongside the likes of the now-deceased Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and, indeed, some V8-run Italian athletics autos you could be common with.