When Chevrolet unveiled their first-ever, mid-engine Corvette Stingray, the world was talking

about it, and Corvette purists were not too happy about the engine being placed in the middle.

But there's no denying the fact the new Corvette has woken up a few automakers from their slumber.

As for the Z06, it is not your "regular" mid-engined Chevy Corvette; it's the standard supercar's evil Doppelgänger.

The Z06 looks sharp; it looks like it wants to bite the rear-ends off other supercars and charge its way forward, taking the lead

For those of us who've already heard what it sounds like, we know it hasn't got its tail in between its legs when it comes to facing competition from

the Porsche 911 GT3, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo.

The rivalry is undoubtedly lethal, but so is the Corvette Z06

Those floating exhaust bezels at the back look great, and this exists for a strong purpose

exact tuning in the exhaust note. The rear enders too, are wide, with big air intakes.

The standard Z06 gets a front splitter and a rear spoiler, which includes a fixed wickerbill being installed.

The wickerbill is a small, vertical tab that's found on the edge of the spoiler: this helps to increase downforce

There's even a carbon fiber aero package, which includes a massive front splitter,

a pedestal-mounted rear wing, front-corner canards, and aero strakes for the underbody that help with maneuverability on the track