Come 2020, we could see the 2021 model years Chevrolet Corvette Z06 boasting an 800 HP, 950 N-m engine. The car is expected to be powered by a twin turbo-charged V-8 engine from the Cadillac stable. GM is expected to plonk a new engine based on the 4.2-litre twin-turbo V-8 Cadillac “Blackwing” doing duty in the CT6-V sports sedan. The Corvette may be paired to a new dual-clutch gearbox being developed for the car.
The Corvette Z06 is a competitor for the Porsche 911 GT3, which is a track biased offering for enthusiast drivers. Incidentally, Chevrolet has started testing the Corvette C8 GTE to compete at the LeMans 24 Hours against the Porsche 911 RSR and the Ferrari 488 GTE.