2022 Corvette Z06 Filmed Testing Alongside Ferrari 458 And Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Three C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 prototypes have been spied testing alongside standard Corvette Stingray models as well as a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari 458 Italia.

It is reported the fleet of test cars were spotted at Halfmoon Lake Park in Michigan. As with previous C8 Z06 test mules that have been doing the rounds, these three were all covered in camouflage and thick body cladding, hiding most of their exterior design changes.

Now, you may be asking yourself, ‘Why is there an 11-year-old Ferrari 458 Italia in the group?’ Well, Chevrolet has previously said it used the 458 extensively for benchmarking the C8 Corvette Stingray and is likely doing the same with the Z06 to ensure it matches the dynamic prowess of the Ferrari.

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In addition, the Z06 is expected to receive a high-revving naturally-aspirated V8 engine with a flat-plane crank, much like the 458. All signs point to the Z06 using a modified version of the 5.5-liter V8 of the new C8.R race car. While that engine is restricted to 500 hp and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) in the C8.R, Chevrolet’s engineers will be able to unleash its full potential in the road-going Z06, so much so that it could produce closer to 600 hp.

The Corvette Z06 is expected to receive a plethora of other important performance-focused parts. For example, it will apparently receive advanced active aerodynamics that could increase downforce whenever necessary while also reducing drag for better straight-line performance.

Ohhhh. Corvettes!

Posted by Randy Hermann on Thursday, June 18, 2020

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