Back in October, we told you about the 2023 Corvette Z06, with its all-new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 LT6 engine that puts out a ridiculous 670 horsepower at 8,600 rpm, good for a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds. This was a true American supercar designed and engineered to act as a precision tool for the track, at a fraction of the cost of your traditional supercar.
Of course, pricing was purely speculative at that time. But today, we received pricing details for the 2023 Corvette Z06, and it’s considerably more expensive than the previous-generation C7 Z06, along with a high-priced option list that can cause that number to rise even higher.
2023 Corvette Z06 Starting MSRPs:
GM also confirmed the price of some of the Z06’s options. The Z07 Performance Package starts at $8,995, adding FE7 suspension, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Cup 2R ZP tires, and underbody strakes. This package will also require the customer to order either the Visible Carbon ($10,495) or Carbon Flash Painted ($8,495) aerodynamics packages.
Customers who select these options can then go one step further and add the optional Carbon Fiber Wheels, which are also available with either a Visible Carbon Fiber ($11,995) or Carbon Flash Painted ($9,995) finish. These Carbon Fiber wheels reduce unsprung mass by 41 pounds.
Loading up your Z06 with all of these options will push the price towards the $150-160K range. While that still undercuts rivals like the Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán Evo, Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S, those cars all have a certain image and cache that you just don’t get with a Z06, for not too much more money.
Production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 will begin at GM’s Bowling Green plant in Kentucky later this year, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one to see how it measures up.