NOTE: We are aware that it has come to light that this is, in fact, a Photoshopped image, not the real Z06. Please see our update explanation below. We apologize for any confusion.

We have on good authority that this is the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the hotter version of the 455-horsepower Corvette Stingray. Feast your eyes upon it, and know that we'll have a lot more when it makes its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Alleged Corvette Z06 supercharged V8 First, you'll notice we're calling it "Z06" instead of "Z07." That's because Chevy isn't going to shake things up too drastically, despite a previous report from Car and Driver. Like the C6, the model will be called Z06, but there will be a Z07 package. It's not clear what that will entail, but on the C6 generation, it included a number of upmarket style and performance features from the Corvette ZR1. As there is no ZR1 yet, we've no idea what to expect.

As we're still a bit in the dark in terms of details, here's what we think we know: It's very likely that the Z06 will receive a forced-induction engine. We previously reported that that could mean a twin-turbocharged setup, but considering GM's aversion to big, turbocharged engines in favor of big, supercharged engines, it'd be foolish to not consider that the Z06 will arrive wearing a blower. In fact, the engine shown above, which looks to be a supercharged LT4, has popped up on Instagram this morning thanks to American Velocity Performance. Regardless of what extras Chevy fits to the 6.2-liter V8 (that's right, the 7.0-liter is rumored to be kaput), power output is expected to far outpace the 505-horsepower of the C6 Z06, with rumors of over 600 ponies.

Visually, the Z06 looks even more aggressive than the already pugnacious Stingray, with prominent side sills and rear fender ducting, a jutting front air dam and a much larger rear spoiler. Note, too, the absence of the Stingray's namesake silver emblems on the front fenders.

We'll have much, much more on the next Corvette Z06 when it makes its live debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. Until then, have your say about this newer, hotter Vette. Is 600 hp enough? Would forced induction ruin the whole point of the track-minded Z06? Let us know in Comments.

UPDATE: It appears that the yellow Corvette above is a well-done Photoshop product, not the real Z06. That said, we still believe it to be a very close representation of the real thing. The engine pic, however, is still believed to be authentic.


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      Blaze
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the first Corvette that I LOOOOOOVE. Especially in Yellow. Man that's a beautiful car, photoshopped or not, it's beautiful. Nothing this side of the Porsche GT3 beats this car IMHO.
      ricg126
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bad ass looking car!!!! (and I'm a Mustang Cobra guy)
      Nick B
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://jalopnik.com/is-this-the-2015-corvette-z06s-supercharged-engine-1477861502 According to them thats a photoshop.
      Beardinals
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dig it. Photoshop or not.
      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      So yah, this looks pretty good.
      Mazdafreak
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whoever did this rendering did an outstanding job. To me, it seriously looks like a real spy shot. The hood is the only thing I see that looks a bit off (where the black stripe meets the windshield). I'm no Chevy fan, but if I could afford it, a Z06 - particularly this one, with a manual transmission - would reside in my garage. I'm thinking this may be the new best "bang for your buck" car, although we'll all have to see about the price.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        It is? Even if that's the case, it's pretty damn convincing IMO. The only thing that appears to be photoshopped is the rear brake vent, but everything else is utterly believable. Would Chevy make the Z06's more premium wheels based of the Stingray's standard set? Maybe, maybe not; they look different enough. But whether this truly is a photoshop job/hoax or not, the Corvette I see above looks a lot more exotic than the standard Stingray, and again, all the changes seen here mesh with the cropped image Autoblog posted a couple days ago. Could just be art imitating life very coincidentally, or it could be real. Who knows until next month.
          Ron
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Carpinions
          It is a shop, but it is pretty close to what it will look like. Go find the original jalopnik c7 corvette link and you can see the body work, there were also some autocads leaked @ a year ago on corvette forums showing the engine and rear quarter panels.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would think GM would none too happy with American Velocity Performance at the moment. GM spends millions to keep things secret, sign confidentiality agreements, and some yahoo with a phone blows it all.
        Ron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        actually ... the first images of the z06 body work, z06 wheels etc. was leaked by jalopnik.com well over a year before the stingray was shown, and the first images of the engine and the fact that the motor was called "lt4" on at least one trim was first leaked by GM themselves over a year ago in the form of AutoCAD renders. There is nothing new in these "leaks"... it all is literally years old
          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ron
          AutoCAD renders don't get leaked, they are stolen. It takes an employee to click 'file, save as', save it to his thumb drive, and walk out the door.
          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ron
          Hopefully that is true. Downside of hiring so many contract employees that have no loyalties to their companies.
        Erich
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        Check link below. This photo was taken in Conusmer Reports garage. Someone took the image off the Yahoo article, photoshopped it and then Autoblog somehow ran with it.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a beauty.
      Slizzo
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Like the C6" And the C5 Z06.
      Schumm123
      • 1 Year Ago
      The rims are the same as the teaser photo gm released and the ground effects is the same too and in a picture i saw by motortrend the tailights are round so maybe they went with round for the zo6
      Timothy Neal Templet
      Or are you the 2014 Hertz Rental Vette?
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