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Old 07-11-2019, 05:29 PM
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I recently spoke with someone who would know that Chevy is already testing the Z06 version of the C8. I live about ten miles away from the GM Proving Grounds. The individual has a relative who works for GM. He had no other details. I recently purchased a 2019 Z06/Z07 and he asked why I didn't wait for the C8. Told him I have to have a manual trans plus it was my guess the Z06 version would not be available for at least a year after the base model. That is when he told me they were already testing them.

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I'd prefer a NA C8 Z06 with around 600hp that weighs 400 lbs. less than the current Z06 instead of a 3,400+ - 3,500+ lbs. C8 Z06 with forced induction with 700hp. Though it won't happen.
Old 07-11-2019, 05:39 PM
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Not surprising that if the Z06 comes out a year or so later they would already be testing.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:17 PM
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From what I've always understood, three versions of the C8....

1. Entry Level with ~500hp
2. Z06 version with ~700hp
3. Zora version with ~1,000 hp
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by thegame View Post
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
From what I've always understood, three versions of the C8....

1. Entry Level with ~500hp
2. Z06 version with ~700hp
3. Zora version with ~1,000 hp
If and when the other two show up could be awhile. I didnít get that intel from a friend of a worker at The proving Grounds I live close to who may or may not know more Enjoy what you have now! You can always change later. * except for Steven who better never sell that beauty. ❤️

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:24 PM
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Yes they were at VIR earlier this year. I was running with NASA and we were delayed entry because a super secret track rental said so... turns out they crashed one and had to clean it up.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:43 PM
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Yes they were at VIR earlier this year. I was running with NASA and we were delayed entry because a super secret track rental said so... turns out they crashed one and had to clean it up.
A C8 was never crashed at VIR. The time claimed a C8 Z was crashed were extra panels taken off of a CT5 that was secret at the time and they left them there....

#facts
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I just realized, they probably pushed back the reveal of the standard C8 so they could release the C8 Z06 at the Detroit auto show which is now happening in the summer. This would give them a years time between launches like previous generations.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:10 PM
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I would be surprised if they release the Z06 at the same time at best it will be a 2021 model. They'll need the full production line just to meet the first year demand for the base model.
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Originally Posted by Redc7z06 View Post
I would be surprised if they release the Z06 at the same time at best it will be a 2021 model. They'll need the full production line just to meet the first year demand for the base model.
Right, which is likely why it will show at the 2020 Detroit Auto show in June.
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Getting it right takes time. Getting a 2019 Z06 now was the right decision. It'll be a while.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:03 PM
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Perfect timing for me...I have a 2019 Grand Sport, so I am not super willing to dump it for a base/Z51 C8 in the next year or so...

Now....a 730hp (guessing at the #) 2021-2022 Zo6 Mid Engine C8 could definitely get me thinking about a trade up....
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Told by my people Z06 C8 will be released in 3 years. 2022.

This person has yet to let me (and at least 4k others) down.
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The old "Relative of a friend who works at GM who said....." Story.

While I don't doubt you or your story, hearing these "stories" gets played out.

We all have historical speculation there will be at least two more variants beyond the base model. So, what you are sharing is nothing new.

But thank you for posting the info anyway.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TJC333 View Post
That is when he told me they were already testing them.
Not surprising at all.
Remember what the differences are between a Stingray and a Z06 usually are:
1) more power (200hp in this case)
2) more track-focused chassis
3) interior cosmetics

Those things are easily doable.
The only thing that MIGHT take more time than usual is the V8 TT.

The Zora (if AWD) Hybrid will be even more removed from the base car.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DebRedZR1 View Post
A C8 was never crashed at VIR. The time claimed a C8 Z was crashed were extra panels taken off of a CT5 that was secret at the time and they left them there....

#facts
Ok... I was there and a friend found the panels. I saw them with my own eyes. Another friend who I donít want to narc was there during the testing and claims to have seen the TT car. He could have been lying but doubt it, but doubt it.

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I'd prefer a NA C8 Z06 with around 600hp that weighs 400 lbs. less than the current Z06 instead of a 3,400+ - 3,500+ lbs. C8 Z06 with forced induction with 700hp. Though it won't happen.
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Am I the only person who thinks it is a huge mistake to put the LT2 in the C8?

The base car should have come with the 4.2T and the Z06 should have the 5.5T. Yestertech OHV V8's don't belong in a modern, mid-engined sports car.
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Am I the only person who thinks it is a huge mistake to put the LT2 in the C8?

The base car should have come with the 4.2T and the Z06 should have the 5.5T. Yestertech OHV V8's don't belong in a modern, mid-engined sports car.
I disagree... I'm glad it has a LT2. I like KISS OHV V8s. Plus, I can put a big cam in it one day
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Originally Posted by Skullbussa View Post
Am I the only person who thinks it is a huge mistake to put the LT2 in the C8?

The base car should have come with the 4.2T and the Z06 should have the 5.5T. Yestertech OHV V8's don't belong in a modern, mid-engined sports car.
You're not alone, just wrong
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