The 2023 Corvette Z06 spec sheet only gives a sliver of what it’s really capable of, just like the 2022 Toyota Supra and its true potential. According to R&T, Chevrolet is being modest with its claimed 2023 Corvette Z06 2.6-second 0-60 mph time. Even with those figures, the 2023 Z06 acceleration time is still reportedly just a hundred milliseconds shy of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport — one of the fastest production vehicles in the world. Car and Driver’s test drive results of a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible claimed a top speed of 189 mph, recording a 0-60 time that’s a tad slower at 2.7 seconds, and doing a quarter mile in 10.7 seconds. It’s worth noting that the particular unit tested didn’t utilize the full Z07 Performance package, which can maximize its performance output further.
Car and Driver also claims the 2023 Corvette Z06’s engine revs so fast that Chevrolet had to integrate a mode that limits its throttle during launches to avoid over-revving. In fact, the automaker even dubbed it the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 engine in the world. With its LT6 engine reportedly being the same one used by the C8.R racecar — which participates in Daytona endurance races — it’s clear that the 2023 Z06 is bred for the track, as opposed to just speeding through a straight line. Of course, that doesn’t mean the newly improved ‘Vette isn’t capable of going even faster, as some independent driving tests are even exceeding expectations.