It took a long time, but Chevrolet has finally created a supercar that can be considered a Porsche competitor.
I realize that the thought of a Porsche killer sounds dramatic, but Chevrolet appears to have set out for blood.
Everybody roots for perfection
Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche always played a massive role in the development of sports cars. They dictated trends and ignored any attempts by other manufacturers. But not this time.
Previous generations of Corvette were like warm cream potato soup, It was enjoyable, but it didn’t make you say wow. All-new C8-generation Corvette has a different agenda. So as is everybody’s expectations.
Inspired by racing cars
Like previous Corvette’s, the brand new one has impressive technical specifications.
Corvette Z06 has a new handbuilt V8 with an aluminum block. Also, it has a flat-plane crank, a short-stroke, forged pistons, and titanium conrods. These solutions ensured that the engine could rev out to an 8600 rpm redline. Furthermore, the V8 powerplant in Z06 reaches a peak power of 670 hp and 623 Nm of torque.
Although Chevrolet has not revealed performance estimates, the ZO6 will undoubtedly outperform the Corvette Stingray. The latter could sprint from 0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph) in just 2,9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 297 kph (185 mph).
From the looks of it, it definitely will have the power to keep with Porsche 911 GT3.
Made for the joy of driving
Chevrolet has unfortunately not released any more data on the Z06’s dynamic performance, but that’s not the most important factor why I like it so much.
Chevrolet has also significantly improved the Corvette’s brakes, suspension, wheels, and tires to improve its dynamic agility.
For example, the front is 30 mm wider across the front axle and 40 mm wider across the rear. For what purpose? Corvette Z06 needs to accommodate wider tires. In the standard cars, Corvette will offer Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, and the vehicle with handling package will have a much more severe Cup 2 R.
The chassis is so solid that the ZO6 may be marketed as a hardtop convertible with no alterations to the suspension system.