The C8 Corvette Stingray has been out for a little over a month now but Chevy is still enjoying its popularity across automotive media platforms. Aside from being the first-ever mid-engine version of the American Sports Car, the new 'Vette's ticket to fame is partly because of its impressive LT2 engine that develops 495 naturally-aspirated bhp and can allegedly go from 0 to 60 miles per hour under three seconds.
While that sounds impressive enough, a new report states that the hotter Corvette Z06, which is slotted to come out in two years, will have a ridiculously-powerful engine behind the seats. According to Automobile, the Corvette Z06 will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 based on the Cadillac CT6-V's Blackwing, but under a different moniker.
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Now, the Blackwing only produces 550 bhp. The report, however, suggests that the upcoming Z06's power plant could reach a maximum output of 800 bhp. It will also come with a tormenting pull of around 700 lb-ft torque.
For comparison, the outgoing front-engined Corvette Z06 can only belt it out at 650 bhp and 650 lb-ft of torque. If this rumour is to be believed, we are talking about the most powerful Corvette to be ever produced.
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Don't rejoice just yet, however. These are all speculations for now and should be taken with a grain of salt.
While we're on the subject of speculations, the upcoming Corvette Z06 is also rumoured to have a 10-speed dual-clutch gearbox in lieu of the C8's 7-speed DCT, according to Automobile's report. A manual option is also believed to appear on the Z06's options but then again, a man can only dream, right?