C8 Corvette Z06 Prototype Spied On Video With Odd Covering On The Hood
A heavily camouflaged Chevrolet Corvette test mule appears on video again. It’s not a very long look, but it gives the opportunity to see the sports car from different angles.
We still have a suspicion that this is the next-gen Corvette Z06, and this time we get to see the front. It is heavily covered, but the hood is exposed. There is a large, raised trapezoidal section, but the purpose is not entirely clear. The room does not seem large enough for an air intake. Another option is that it could be a vent to channel the air in to improve aerodynamics.
Along the sides, panels cover the side entrances. These seem larger than those of the existing C8. It would make sense for the development team to make them bigger because the more powerful engine probably has a greater appetite for fresh air. Larger openings would make the Z06 look a bit more like the C8.R race car.
Unfortunately, the video does not allow to hear this Corvette. The downloader made the questionable decision to put music on the footage that completely covers the background noise.
At the rear there are dual center-outlet exhausts and a diffuser on each side. Judging by this and the previous spy video, there’s no fender or spoiler on the rear deck, which is a bit of a surprise for the more capable Corvette. We wouldn’t be surprised with some sort of device producing hits on the production version, perhaps with several of them available.
The Z06 would use the 5.5-liter twin-cam V8 at the head of the C8.R race car. Rumors put the power at 625 horsepower (466 kilowatts) or 650 horsepower (485 kW). It can allegedly spin at 9000rpm which should translate to great sound as well.
Current information suggests the C8 Z06 is coming for the 2022 model year.