2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at Lightning Lap 2023

Even though it weighs 3646 pounds and has a 670-hp LT6 V-8 engine, the new Corvette Z06 is the fastest and most powerful Vette ever on a course. T

The Z06, on the other hand, had only done some development runs at VIR.

Other tracks saw the Z06 run lap times about the same as the 755-hp C7 ZR1.

We were thrilled to beat our old ZR1 time by almost a second, even though the ZR1 had 85 more horsepower and could go faster on the Front Straight.

This is the best Lightning Lap time for a car with a naturally aspirated engine. The Z06’s time of 2:38.6 is the fifth fastest in class history.

Its 8500 rpm screams, scaring people with its wail. On the street, though, there’s no safe way to push this body to its limits.