Meet the new King of the Hill, The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06

J.G.
By J.G. Pasterjak
Mar 6, 2024 | Chevrolet, Corvette, C8 Corvette, z06, C8, Track Test, C8 Z06, Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park | Posted in Features | Never miss an article

Photography by David S. Wallens and Chris Tropea

Look, we’re going to cut right to it and save you the trouble of looking through the whole article: Yes, the C8 Corvette Z06 was faster than not only the Z51–honestly, it wasn’t even close–but any other car we’ve tested at our official test track. 

Read that again: faster than ANY OTHER CAR WEVE TESTED at the Florida International …

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Comments
Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/23 9:09 a.m.

Well written as usual. If you were trying to convince people to buy one, you did a good job. Good enough for me to see if my local dealer has one in stock. 

They do. sad

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
11/1/23 9:15 a.m.
Toyman! said:

Well written as usual. If you were trying to convince people to buy one, you did a good job. Good enough for me to see if my local dealer has one in stock. 

They do. sad

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/23 9:21 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

It would suck up all my money and then I couldn't afford the consumables.

I do enjoy reading about them though. It's time for a new magazine project car, isn't it? devil

DavyZ
DavyZ New Reader
11/1/23 3:24 p.m.

Great article and I found myself actually getting excited about the performance this car can muster--a real punch-in-the-face reality check to the competition.  While this Corvette may not dethrone everyone else, it's performance is silly-good in normally aspirated form--THAT, is huge my friends.  

Yes, if the means prevail, maybe, possibly, perhaps, could be, potentially, might look to purchase one over a GT3.  Hmmmm

 

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) UltimaDork
11/1/23 5:55 p.m.
DavyZ said:

 

Yes, if the means prevail, maybe, possibly, perhaps, could be, potentially, might look to purchase one over a GT3.  Hmmmm

 

Maybe it will change with this Z06, but people who shop the GT3 typically don't cross shop the Vette.  Different cars, different dynamic.  I am thoroughly impressed with the Z51, can't wait to get my hands on a Z06!!! 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/23 6:58 p.m.

This article is useless without audio devil

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/2/23 10:09 p.m.

It's really cool this car exists.  It's way out of my price range and no manual = no interest for me in a fun car. 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
11/2/23 10:12 p.m.

One of our members here was doing pre-production testing last year and took me for a ride and it was astounding how quick and agile it was. And the sound..... It's not in my price range but I actually wish it were.

 

Cburns7434
Cburns7434 GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/6/24 4:57 p.m.

U.S.A.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
3/7/24 9:29 a.m.

I've always loved Corvettes, and I enjoy watching when GM does engineering and wipes the floor with far more expensive hardware.

 

This thing is super ugly, even in person. Maybe it's because the C5 was new when I was in my formative years.

 

What does this quote mean "Chalk up a lot of that to the sticky Michelins, but the C8 Z06 points into a corner like a Lotus Elise weighing nearly a Miata less. " ?

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