Corvette fans here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis have had quite a bit to be excited about over the past few years, as mid-engined placement and true supercar status have been a result and blessing after many hours of precise work during engineering and design. After being made public just a few months ago and with orders being taken any day now, people are still going absolutely bonkers about the brand-new Chevy Corvette ZO6, including the staff on duty at Carbuzz.com.
This very high-performance version of the stunning C8-sports car has caused such an adrenaline-infused ruckus that an enthralled bidder recently paid $3.6 million for the very first one, and the newest owner’s manual hints at a 200+ mph V-max. According to the very focused and fine-honed experts at CorvetteBlogger, the owner’s manual also portrays the location of the correct shifting points for minimum and maximum speeds you’ll be doling out. Here it is shown that 188 mph is supposedly the maximum speed at which you can downshift from 6th to 5th using the 7-speed manual transmission.
This leads other seasoned experts to believe that the ZO6 will reach its maximum speed in sixth gear, and with the base C8 Stingray already copping its own form of brilliant attitude and getting up to 194 mph with only 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque is another clear indication that the ZO6 could very easily break the 200-mph mark. The ZO6 has plenty of different ways to pack a lot more power than the standard C8 Stingray, courtesy of its unique 5.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-plane crank V8 that haplessly cranks out 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The ZO6 will also not come close to breaking a sweat as it generates 734 pounds of downforce when fitted with the high-mount rear wing and front dive planes, while possessing a completely new breed of stability at the high speeds it’s known for. With its amazingly track-tuned coupe and carbon-fiber accessories, there is also the addition of a head-up display and a 10-speaker sound system courtesy of the premium audio masters checking up residence at Bose. You’ll also get four additional speakers and the added benefit of Connected Navigation in the 2LZ, and Climate-controlled seats add enhancement to the comfort inside this mid-level model.
With the bonus of supernatural-seeming leverage from the Electric Power-Assist and Active Steer Stops technologies, you will be able to command the 2023 Corvette ZO6 with an abundance of precision-inspired confidence. Ripping through the 0 to 60 mph range in just 2 seconds, this Chevy coupe had its eyes on being one of the fastest production cars ever launched directly from the beginning. While you are enjoying the out-of-this-world handling on the track, the Performance Track Management is utilizing amazing technology to calibrate the torque flow ideally to best add a sense of expertly engineered G force to the equation!