V8 engine of Corvette Z06 breaks down on the way home from the dealer immediately after delivery
December 26, 2022 18:01
Along Andrew Gutman
One of the things that makes the C8 Corvette Z06 so special is its engine. The naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 puts out an impressive 670 hp (679 PS / 500 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque, but its own powerplant already has its problems It seems that.
A Z06 owner named Marco Garcia reports that his car’s engine failed on the way home from an accident. chevrolet He made a video detailing his less-than-ideal experience. In the video, he explains that there was a problem during the delivery of his car and it came to his mind on the way home.
Garcia drove C8 Stingray When he went to the dealership to pick up his new Z06, he didn’t have anyone else, so the salesman returned the Stingray to Garcia’s construction yard while Garcia himself took his new Z06. offered to do so. Garcia then drove the salesman to his Z06 dealership and dropped him off. It was the first drive into the construction yard when the engine started rattling, and continued on the salesman’s drive back to the dealership. On Garcia’s final trip back to his home from the dealership, his car loses all power and he is forced to pull over on the side of the highway.
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As if that wasn’t enough, OnStar wanted the dealer to pay for the tow truck even though the car was brand new. Tow it to his construction yard and take it to the dealer again the next day. When they unloaded it at the construction yard, they tried to start the car again and check the problem from the outside.
According to the odometer, the Z06 had traveled only 52 miles (84 km) before the engine failed. For those wondering if it was exploited before it was fully acclimated, it can’t be ruled out entirely, but the car automatically limits the engine’s redline during the break-in period to make sure that exactly It’s worth noting that they try to prevent that. This limit can also be seen on the car’s dashboard in the video, where the redline starts at 6,500 RPM instead of 8,600 RPM.
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Garcia also mentions in the video that he paid over $180,000 for the car. Basic MSRP of Z06I couldn’t imagine paying all that money to buy a Z06 just because the engine failed the day it was delivered. In the latter case, it would be in GM’s best interest to pay attention to the problem and start working on potential solutions.