C8 Z06 Testing by Road and Track
2023 C8 Z06 Testing by R&T
Great news! According to Corvette Blogger, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is being tested by Road and Track for its annual Performance Car of the Year (PCOTY) award! We do not have a list of the other contenders in this year’s lineup, but you can be assured that the C8 Z06 will do extremely well, especially if they take the cost into account.
In the past, the PCOTY was held in October, over four days, 700 miles, and countless arguments to determine the best sports car. Road & Track editors and invited Track Club members comprise the testing. The winner isn’t based solely on raw performance data; gut instinct plays a role as it is the intangibles that matter. Is it the best version the manufacturer could make? Is it worthy of the title? Most importantly, does it excite the reviewers?
We are eager for the embargo on journalists, YouTubers, and others’ first “driving impressions” to be lifted. Several auto journalists will be checking out the Z06 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex this week as some YouTubers already got the Z06. The magazines received a press car to test at their own chosen tracks. Look for these reviews to hit the internet on October 3rd.
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