2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

MSRP $100,000 Est.

Ranked #7 in Coupe

6.9

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2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 falls into an elite category of sports cars that have been heavily speculated and have garnered abundant attention for its power, performance, and well obviously, its design. Being introduced for the first time with the C8 variant of the Corvette, the 2022 MY marks the vehement return of the track-focused Chevy Z06 coupe, and it is all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a vehicle bearing class-leading specifications and a naturally aspirated V8 engine. 

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Pros

Performance-focused naturally-aspirated V8 engine 

Prepossessing and enticing exterior design

Better brakes and tires for planted performance

Athletic yet luxuriant cabin design

Cons

Poor rearward visibility

Lesser safety features

What's New?

All-new model under the Chevrolet Corvette C8 lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$100000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$100,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Arctic White color
Arctic White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

6.0

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

8.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.9

Overall Rating


Though its release date has not yet been confirmed and with impending rumors about the postponement of its launch, it’s best we wait for Chevrolet to unwrap the covers from the story. Irrespective, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will continue to fall in a price range above the $100,000 mark and in the similar segment that features the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe


6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Features

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will in all probability be a single-trim offering that will pack all features one expects at the price point. While it will come equipped with a mid-engine setup, the RWD and a DCT unit will add refinement to the drive. While the feature set is expected to be similar to the mainstream counterpart, the Z06 variant will differentiate itself with its distinctive exterior design cues, its engine option, and an evolved cabin.

Trim

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

MSRP

$100,000 (expected)

Key Features

A blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert 

 

Carbon-fiber inserts inside the cabin

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Rear-window defroster

 

Particle interior air filtration

 

Dual-zone automatic Climate Control

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The only trim of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 packs all necessary features one looks for in a sports car at the price point. It is capable to satiate all your needs and in addition, adds zeal and adrenaline to the drive, which makes it an unquestionable choice in the market. With an abundant feature load, the 2022 Corvette Z06 proves itself to be a niche variant that upholds everyday usability within the whims and fancies of its quirky elements. While price is yet to be released, the sports car will be the bang for the buck, always. 

Release Date

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was originally slated for release by the last quarter of 2021, with production beginning from September 6th. However, as per sources and the latest news doing rounds, the track-focused Corvette may be delayed by an entire year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and higher demand for the mainstream Corvette C8. While interested buyers, and even us, would want the Z06 variant to launch as early as possible, if not as per schedul, the rumored timeline suggests that the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 might be available directly as the 2023 MY.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Engine and Performance

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 marks the return of the performance-focused variant of the legendary ‘Vette and it upholds brute power and performance in the highest regard. It is a formidable machine that delivers intimidating performance from its naturally-aspirated 5.5L V8 engine that will be rated at 615hp of power and 480lb.-ft of torque. 

While final confirmations regarding the power output are yet to be made, the 600 horses under the hood are sure to push you into your seats as soon as you step your foot on the throttle. The 2022 Corvette Z06 will feature an 8-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission system and will be channeled as a rear-wheel-drive variant only. When compared to the base Chevy Corvette C8 that manages 2.8 seconds to sprint from 0-60mph, the Z06 will be immensely quicker, with the additional 100hp kicking in, to deliver speedy performance. 

In terms of ride quality and drivability as well, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a cohesive unification of a track car with the dynamics of a city vehicle. The mid-engine placement provides better traction control and with its RWD setup ensures a planted and sturdy ride. In all likelihood, the 2022 Corvette Z06 will feature ceramic Brembo brakes like its predecessor for better braking performance and have a set of larger tires for better road grip. 

Model

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe

MSRP

$100,000 (expected)

$139,000

$103,200

Engine

5.5L NA V8

4.0L Supercharged V8

5.0L Supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed dual-clutch transmission

7-Dual-clutch transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic 

Power

615hp

523hp

575hp

Torque

480lb.-ft

494lb.-ft

516lb.-ft

0-60 mph (seconds)

N/A

3.7 seconds

3.5 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

11.7 seconds

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

194 MPH

185 MPH

Compared to its competitors, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe make use of supercharged units of V8 engines. While both cars manage lower outputs, the Mercedes-Benz lurks at the bottom of the table at 523hp and 494lb.-ft of torque, respectively. On the other hand, the Jaguar manages better performance outputs and is distinctive from its contemporaries by being the only AWD vehicle on offer.

While both the 2021 AMG GT and 2021 F-Type R-Coupe manage the 60mph sprint in 3.7 and 3.5 seconds, respectively, they remain slower than even the base Corvette C8. In addition, the Jaguar can sprint to the quarter-mile mark in 11.7 seconds, managing a top speed of 185 MPH.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

In the truest sense, the buyers in the segment will not make a buying decision keeping fuel economy into consideration. The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s efficiency has not yet been rated by the EPA, however, one assumption we can make is that it will not be a pocket-friendly vehicle that saves running costs. With over 600 horses of power silently sitting under its hood, the Z06 will be a guzzler that will make as many trips to the gas station as possible.

Model

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 

2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe

MPG (city)

TBD

N/A

16

MPG (highway)

TBD

N/A

24

MPG (combined)

TBD

N/A

18

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

TBD

19.8 gallons

18.5 gallons

Range (miles) (city/highway)

TBD

N/A

296/444 miles

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe is the most efficient vehicle in the segment with a combined mileage of 18 MPG of fuel. It manages a range of 296 and 444 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively. However, it features a smaller engine option, as compared to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, that can store 19.8-gallons of fuel. 

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Interior

6.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will sport a utilitarian and ergonomic cabin design that serves the best interest of the buyers. In all probability, it will focus on a similar dash setup as its mainstream counterpart and add carbon fiber inserts and microsuede leather to add an element of athleticism and distinctiveness. The enthusiastic experience it provides will also be extended by a centrally placed touchscreen system that will get connected to an improved infotainment system.

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 being performance-focused will feature similar space as the Corvette C8 Stingray and add a better set of sport seats that are heavily bolstered and provide better support. Like all other high-quality materials, it comes equipped with leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and soft-touch plastics for the dash. The squared-steering wheel of the 2022 Corvette Z06 feels good to hold and adds quirkiness into the cabin.

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette can seat two passengers only, as is the segment standard. While on the move, the 2022 Corvette Z06 sports refinement comparable with the 6.2L V8 engine-equipped base coupe variant. External noises are impressively masked and the only evident sound that seeps into the cabin is the growling exhaust note, and well, who would mind that?

Model

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 

2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

Front Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

37.9/54.4/42.8

39.5/58.3/45.2

37/56.5/43

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13

N/A

11.8

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe can seat two passengers. In terms of space that each passenger receives, the 2021 AMG GT manages the highest head-, shoulder-, and legroom for the occupants, while the 2021 F-Type R-Coupe does fall in second place but is better than the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

What remains common amongst all three vehicles, however, is the use of high-quality materials to ensure top-notch craftsmanship. With low-lying seats in all contemporary vehicles, a sports car-like aura remains intact. However, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 manages higher cargo capacity at 13 cubic feet, which induces an element of practicality into the car.

Some of the salient features of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 include:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear windscreen defroster
  • Light tinted windows
  • Sport seats

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06?

The infotainment system on the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will include an 8-inch touchscreen system that comes equipped with Chevy’s Infotainment Plus 3 system and consequently, it will be user-friendly and responsive with minimal lags in the response timings. Like the base 2022 Corvette Stingray, it will feature, as standard, Apple CarPlay, BlueTooth Connectivity, and Android Auto. While an 8-inch driver-focused touchscreen will take center stage inside the cabin, a 12-inch display unit is also available as a part of the gauge cluster. Some of the other standout infotainment features include:

  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 10/14-Speaker Bose Premium Sound System (Standard/optional)
  • USB connection 
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wireless Charging pad
  • Voice Command Compatibility

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Exterior

9.0/10

Whether it will be launched in 2022 or 2023, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is expected to sport a rather aggressive fascia with more aerodynamic elements and larger air vents that allow better drivability at higher speeds. The rear spoiler is expected to be made out of carbon fiber to reduce the overall curb weight and also enhance the visual appeal of the Corvette Z06. With a new and improved set of tires on duty, the sportscar coupe sports better fenders that make it look all the more truculent. 

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, however, will be similar in dimensions to the regular model in the lineup. While the curb weight might alter with changes in build quality, the 2022 Corvette Z06 is 182.3 inches long with a wheelbase that measures 107.1 inches. It is 76.1 inches wide and 48.1 inches tall with a ground clearance of 5.4 inches. 

Model

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 

2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

3,666

3,705

Length (in.)

182.3

179.4

176

Width (in.)

76.1

76.3

75.7

Height (in.)

48.1

50.7

51.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.4

3.8

4.2

Wheelbase (in.)

107.1

103.5

103.8

When compared to its competitors, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the lighter vehicle amongst the lot weighing 3,666 lbs, while the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe is heavier at 3,705 lbs. In terms of overall dimensions, however, both vehicles are smaller than the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette and the Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar even sport lower ground clearances of 3.8 and 4.2 inches, respectively. 

In terms of design, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe is a refreshed variant of its first generation model. It now looks on par with its more aggressive rivals and has unsaid strenousity to its design. While the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is unsurprisingly modern and its long-stretched hood and a rather shortened rear gives it undeniable road presence. 

Some of the standout exterior features of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 include:

  • Performance Tires
  • Rear Spoiler 
  •  LED Headlights 
  • Enlarged fenders
  • Aerodynamic vents
  • New exterior colors

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Safety

6.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s safety suite is not yet known, however, with a number of features being derived from the Chevrolet C8 Stingray, the Z06 might feature a similar set of specifications, which might feel less for a car in its segment. However, it will definitely feature improved brakes for better performance in the deceleration tests. 

While the 2022 Corvette Z06 has not yet been rated by the federal and non-federal agencies, its performance is expected to be appreciable whenever tested. Though we expect Chevrolet to add additional safety features, some of the salient specifications include:

  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Cermaic Brembo brakes
  • Occupant Sensing Airbags 
  • Side-impact bars
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction and Electronic Stability Control 

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Competition

8.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

As a successor to the legendary Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the AMG GT had abundant expectations riding on its shoulders and with the introduction of the 2021 MY, it seems to be getting only better at its job. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT continues to be one of the most sought-after options in the segment that combine power and performance with an appealing design.

Compare the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and you will get a competition, you’d want to closely observe. While the latter has higher performance through its more powerful engine option, the Mercedes-Benz offering provides more space to its competitors on the inside. Amongst the two, its a fine line that causes both vehicles to differ and consequently, the final buying decision will depend on the appetite for features, performance, and the corresponding price tag. 

 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Coupe with its refreshed design gains ground over its competitors, for it now looks bewitching an enchanting. It ascends over the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by providing a more feature-rich experience at an almost similar price. It also sports higher space on the inside and provides a standard AWD option. 

However, in all major performance aspects, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 maintains a competitive edge. Its engine produces higher power and torque outputs and it also features enhaced ceramic brakes to improve its capabilities. The Chevy Corvette Z06 with its mean design has undeniable road presence and is marginally larger in size. Amongst the two, we would opt for the Corvette Z06 that gives you the real supercar feel at the price point. 

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Final Verdict

The 2022 or 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 as fate may have, will be launched at a price mark of $100,000 and is set to provide an enlighting experience with its naturally aspirated mid-engine V8 unit. Available for the first time with the Corvette C8, the 2022 Z06 will continue to be a nimble and versatile vehicle like its predecessor. 

Though a majority of its aspects and feature-list still haven’t been confirmed by Chevrolet, we expect them to represent top-notch craftsmanship and the brand’s idea of catering to every need of the buyer. Our only point of contestation is if Chevy would improve and enhance the number of driver-assistance features with the track-focused Z06. Irrespective, by delivering formidable performance at a price lower than its competitors, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will make for an alluring option.