Here are Some Exotic Machines the New Z06 Can Outrun

It may not be cheap, but the C8 Z06 is still a performance bargain compared to the competition.

Z Is for Fast

It’s no secret that the 2023 Corvette Z06 is going to be a performer, mostly thanks to its 670 horsepower heart and fantastic chassis. But while many were outraged by the fact that the new Z will cost more than six figures, as is usually the case with the Corvette, it’s still a total performance bargain when compared to some pricier, more exotic vehicles.

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is no slouch in the performance department, using its twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six to churn out 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque – good enough for a 0-60 run of 2.6 seconds. However, that’s identical to the C8 Z06’s estimated 2.6-second 0-60, though it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in the real world. Regardless, the Z06 is way cheaper at $106k compared to the 911’s price tag of $217,550, and the Corvette is quicker than the $184,350 non-S 911 Turbo, too.

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2023 Lamborghini Huracán EVO

For a princely sum of $262,000, Lamborghini Huracán Evo buyers get a 5.2-liter V10 that churns out 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, good for a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds. It may look quite stunning, but that’s not going to get the job done against the far cheaper C8 Z06.

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2023 Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari’s insanely powerful 296 GTB costs a princely sum of $317,985 but provides buyers with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain that makes 819 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque. However, performance is somewhat of a letdown by comparison, with 0-60 taking 2.9 seconds.

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2022 McLaren GT

The McLaren GT is more of an entry-level offering in terms of that British brand, but it still costs a hefty $215,000. It’s powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that makes 612 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, which propels it to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Quick, but not quick enough.

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2022 Ford GT

The Ford GT is a car that one must fill out an application to purchase, and even then, few get that opportunity. It costs a whopping $500,000 and generates 660 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but still takes 3.0 seconds flat to reach 60 mph.

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2022 Audi R8 V10 Performance

Finally, we have the Audi R8 V10 Performance, a Lamborghini in a more subtle suit that costs a more reasonable $150,195 and makes 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque from its 5.2-liter V10. As one might imagine, that isn’t enough to beat the C8 Z06 in a straight line, however, as it takes 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph.

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