Chevrolet will debut the new C8 Corvette Z06 on October 26th, and we've heard the new high-performance variant testing numerous times. But all of those cars have been heavily camouflaged. Now the company has shared the first image of the new Z06 free of anything hiding its differences compared to the C8 Stingray.

    The new Z06 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 that should rev to between 8500 and 9000 rpm, make over 600 horsepower, and use an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Our spy photographers spotted Chevy testing the car alongside a Ferrari 458 Italia, which also uses a high-revving flat-plane V-8, so it's obvious what Chevy is going for with this new Corvette variant.

    This photo is a standard Z06, which will have less aggressive aerodynamic elements than the available track-focused Z07 Performance package. The Z07 Performance package should include things such as a more aggressive front splitter, larger wing, stiffer suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, and carbon-fiber wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.

    Check back here for all the details on the new Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 when the car makes its full debut on Tuesday, October 26th.

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