Chevy’s current C7 Corvette has impressed many in just its first year of production, but the bowtie brand isn’t resting on its laurels just yet as the international introduction of the even-hotter Z06 is but a few hours away.
Immediately obvious are the numerous bits of aero that have been added to the C7’s sleek profile. The bonnet’s power bulge is coated in a contrasting hue, and a redesigned grille that house what undoubtedly are functional air vents has been fitted – as well as a deep front splitter. There are also skirts that run from the front fender to rear fender, as well as a beefier rear spoiler. The use of carbon fibre has been liberal with all the add-ons.
There is still no word as to what lurks behind the Corvette Z06’s nose, but 460 kW and 860 N.m of torque is believed to be developed down there. In addition to the seven-speed manual gearbox, there’ll also be an eight-speed slushbox to send power to the rear wheels – which have been lifted off the previous generation ZR-1.
Speculation has it that there will be three trim levels on offer, with the full-fat model likely to be the one pictured in the images above. In any case, we’d be glad seeing just one Corvette Z06 available here in South Africa in right-hand drive configuration.