2023 Corvette Z06 In Ceramic Matrix Gray: First Real-World Photos


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Jul 25, 2021
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GM Authority spy photographers have captured some of the first real-world photos of the 2023 Corvette Z06 in the Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color.

Our spies already have caught photos of the 2023 Corvette Z06 in the Elkhart Lake Blue, Arctic White, Accelerate Yellow, Amplify Orange, Black and Silver Flare Metallic exterior colors, but this marks the first time we’ve seen the upcoming sports car in Ceramic Matrix Gray. This particular car is a Coupe model equipped with the Satin Graphite Z06 Spider wheels (RPO code SOD), which have a front diameter of 20 inches and a rear diameter of 21 inches. It also features Red brake calipers with the standard iron brake rotors.

In addition to Ceramic Matrix Gray, the 2023 Corvette Z06 will also be available to order in 13 other exterior paint colors from launch:

  • Accelerate Yellow
  • Amplify Orange Tint
  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Caffeine Metallic
  • Carbon Flash Metallic
  • Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
  • Hypersonic Gray
  • Rapid Blue
  • Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat
  • Silver Flare Metallic
  • Torch Red
  • White Pearl Metallic Tricoat
Notably, this pre-production Corvette Z06 is not equipped with the optional Z07 Performance Package. It’s easy to spot a 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Package, as this equipment group includes a full carbon fiber aero package with a different front splitter, front-corner dive planes, a much larger rear wing and underbody strakes. These models also receive larger carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires and FE7 suspension with specially tuned Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 dampers.

The 2023 Corvette Z06 will be available in both Coupe and Convertible body styles. Power will come from Chevy’s new race-bred, naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 engine, which produces 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, with power sent to the rear wheels via an upgraded Tremec eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Production of the regular 2023 Corvette Stingray model began at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky on May 16th, with the Z06 set to enter production in the near future. Pricing for the 2023 Corvette Z06 has yet to be confirmed by GM.