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Holden and HSV who? Mega GMSV Corvette Z06 revealed - but will it come to Australia?

The Corvette Z06 has been revealed in all of its fire-breathing glory.

GMSV could be set to make a performance splash in Australia, with parent company GM finally revealing the new - and seriously fire-breathing - Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for the very first time.

GMSV - the company formed when Holden (and thus HSV) finished its run in Australia - has already trademarked the Z06 nameplate for our market. Unfortunately, that's as much as we've got so far, with the brand's local representative saying that right-hand drive production has not been confirmed for the Z06. 

Still, we can hope, right?

So what are we hopinh for? The Z06 is a special-edition version of the Corvette, with a track-focused equipment list and a thumping V8 engine that will elevate it to the top-tier of supercars when it comes to power.

It's official launch is happening in the USA on October 26, so there's a little bit of guess work for now, but given a camouflaged version of the Z06 has been filmed - officially and unofficially - pounding out laps of the Nurburgring, there are plenty of educated guesses doing the rounds.

The Z06 is the first of several hi-po Corvette variants, with US media reporting the track-focused performance variant will pack the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in the brand's history.

The 5.5-litre V8 is an off-shoot of the brand's racing donk, and is tipped to make around 450kW, deliver a 9000rpm redline, and produce a deep an operatic soundtrack that is bound to delight your neighbours.

You'll also get a aster-changing version of the Corvette's eight-speed Tremec dual-clutch automatic, as well as wider bodywork, sportier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tyres, the option of lightweight carbon-fibre wheels and some clever aero, including what appears to be a wing that magically appears from the bodywork.