The American concern Chevrolet, which is preparing a new generation of the Corvette Z06 sports car, has managed to hurt all motorists. Two video teasers, published right before the premiere, capture the thrilling sound of the revving engine and exhaust system. Internal combustion engine!
Against the backdrop of an endless stream of news about the development and entry of new electric vehicles into the market, the appearance of a fresh car with an internal combustion engine is a high-profile event, and in the literal sense. The star of the teaser campaign for the new American sports car was actress Emilia Hartford, well known in the auto industry for her love of cars in general and Corvettes in particular.
Emilia posted on her own Instagram two short videos of the new — still camouflaged — Corvette Z06. The first video shows the car in an anechoic test chamber on a dyno: as the speed and revs increase, a great sound can be heard, reminiscent of the pedigree roar of a Ferrari.
Chevrolet has spent countless hours tweaking the sound of the V8 to perfection. According to them, it is unlike any previous Corvette.
And if the sound of a sports car engine is capable of catching even the most loyal fans of silent electric vehicles, then the second video is perceived in two ways. Yet over the past few years, even auto fans have become accustomed to being wary of CO2 emissions. The girl sits at the very exhaust pipes and enjoys — what?
The new track-focused sports car will be available as a coupe and convertible. The model will use the powertrain from the racing C8R, and the 5.5-liter engine will be able to develop around 600 hp. The dual-clutch automatic transmission will have a magnesium body.
Well, electricity, how could it be otherwise. A plug-in hybrid will hit the market in 2023, and an electric version will be added to the lineup in 2024.
The world premiere of the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will take place on October 26 at 19:00 Moscow time.