The C8 Z06’s naturally aspirated flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V-8, and you’ll want to turn up the volume.
- Chevrolet shared the first video of the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06’s engine revving and accelerating.
- It will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 engine that should rev close to 9000 rpm and make more than 600 horsepower.
- The C8 Corvette Z06 will debut this fall
The new Corvette Z06 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 engine, and it has a flat-plane crankshaft like a Ferrari V-8. A detuned version of this engine is found in the C8.R race car. In the Z06, it should rev to between 8500 and 9000 rpm, produce more than 600 horsepower, and pair with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A flat-plane crank results in a smoother and higher-pitched sound than a cross-plane V-8, which the C8 Corvette Stingray uses.