2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06: Renderings + Rumors
Here's what to expect from the next Corvette Z06.
By: Nelson Ireson
August 23, 2019
*Full Article at LinkEven though the standard Stingray version won’t hit the streets for another few months, we’re already looking ahead to the even-hotter Z06 variant. What we don’t know about the car could fill a book, but there are a few items and rumors that are likely to come true.
First on that list is a twin-turbo V-8 engine based on the Cadillac CT6-V’s Blackwing, though almost definitely not wearing the Blackwing name. Instead, it’s likely to get an LT designation, probably LT7. While that specific isn’t likely to spike your adrenaline, the horsepower output will: Expect the Z06 to pump out 800 horses and a monstrous amount of torque, perhaps approaching—or even surpassing—700 lb-ft. (The current front-engine Z06 is rated for 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft from its supercharged LT4 small-block V-8.)
One big unknown on the Z06’s spec sheet is the transmission. While it’s most likely that Chevy will keep the seven-speed dual clutch found in the Stingray, whispers suggest a 10-speed dual-clutch may be offered. Even more tantalizingly, we’ve heard that the Stingray’s missing manual-transmission option may turn up on the Z06’s option sheet.