2022 Corvette Production Begins This Week11
Production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray began at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky this week.
General Motors earmarked September 6th as the start date for production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray earlier this summer. The production start date was subject to change due to various factors, including parts shortages and factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has now gone forth as scheduled.
The 3D visualizer for the 2022 Corvette Stingray went live in August, while the build your own tool (which includes pricing) will go live on September 14th at Chevrolet.com.
The 2022 model year ushers in the third model year for the C8 Corvette Stingray and introduces various equipment and powertrain updates. We’ve covered these changes and updates numerous times in the past, but to recap, they will include the following:
The 2022 model year deletions include:
- (G26) Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color
- (GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic exterior color
- (GUI) Zeus Bronze Metallic exterior color
- (VST) Illuminated sill plates, LPO
- (5DG) 19-inch front / 20-inch rear 5-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels, LPO
New features include:
- (G48) Caffeine Metallic exterior color
- (GA7) Hypersonic Gray Metallic exterior color
- (GC5) Amplify Orange Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost)
- (ZCR) IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition
- (TVS) Low rear spoiler and front splitter
- (WL0) Premium indoor car cover, Gray, fully rendered C8.R, LPO
- (5V7) Black Ground Effects, LPO
- (RYQ) Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim, LPO (not available at start of production)
- (5V5) High wing spoiler, Visible Carbon Fiber, LPO (not available at start of production)
The revisions will also include slight modifications to the 6.2L V8 LT2 engine, including updates to the fuel delivery and active fuel management systems, along with some minor alterations to the engine calibration. These updates were made to ensure the vehicle meets federal emissions standards. Nevertheless, the LT2 V8 will still produce 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard form, or 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque if the car is fitted with the optional Performance Exhaust system.
As GM Authority reported previously, the 2021 Corvette was the fastest-selling new vehicle in the U.S. during July of 2021, taking on average just seven days to sell. GM produced a total of 26,212 examples of the mid-engine sports car for the 2021 model year – up nearly 6,000 units from 2020.
Look for the 2022 Corvette to begin arriving at dealerships in the near future.
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It’s going to be hard to start production when GM shut down every assembly plant in North America except Arlington and Flint for two weeks.
That’s incorrect. Bowling Green Assembly is NOT shut down either…
13 months ago I ordered a 2021 corvette, it’s built, has a Vin, sitting in Bowling Green, can someone help me get this car shipped? I wanted this car for this weekend order # ZQNSMW please Help.
Steve- I think there’s some guy on FB that may be able to help you. Not sure what is name is, but, I have previously read that he helped others with this information. Good luck.
Had a similar problem with mine. Had the VIN, and info from Chevy – through the dealer – what week the would arrive at their door. When it was a month past, turned out no one knew where the car was. It was finally located in an overflow lot at the rail transfer station in Toledo. Dealer got Chevy’s attention, put it on a transport, and it was here in a week (albeit a month late overall). Logistics information after it leaves Bowling Green is very poor.
13 months ? I am on a list since Nov 2019 still didn’t get an order 22 months now
Nice Car !! It was released for shipment on 09/03/21 and is not on MP hold so it shouldn’t be to long. Here is a copy of the actual invoice. Enjoy !
2021 CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE 2LT GENERAL MOTORS LLC
GKZ TORCH RED /V8G
HUV NATURAL RENAISSANCE CENTER
ORDER NO. ZQNSMW/TRE STOCK NO. DETROIT MI 48243-1114
VIN 1G1 YB2D 47 M5125567 VEHICLE INVOICE 1OD19810299
MODEL & FACTORY OPTIONS MSRP INV AMT RETAIL – STOCK
1YC07 CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE 2LT 67200.00 62764.80 INVOICE 09/02/21
ERI BATTERY PROTECTION PACKAGE 100.00 91.00 SHIPPED 09/02/21
E60 FRONT LIFT ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT 1995.00 1815.45 EXP I/T 09/06/21
MEMORY INT COM 09/07/21
FE4 Z51 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION W/ 1895.00 1724.45 PRC EFF 09/02/21
MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE KEYS XXXXX XXXXX
CONTROL WFP-S QTR OPT-1
* PERFORMANCE TRACTION BANK: FIFTH THIRD
MANAGEMENT CHG-TO 44-185
FE9 50-STATE EMISSIONS N/C N/C
J6F BRIGHT RED PAINTED BRAKE 595.00 541.45 SHIP WT: 3534
CALIPERS HP: 52.9
LT2 6.2L V8 DI HP ENGINE N/C N/C EMPLOY: 73635.00
M1L 8-SPEED DUAL CLUTCH TRANS N/C N/C SUPPLR: 76645.00
Q8S 19″ FRONT, 20″ REAR 5 TRIDENT 1495.00 1360.45 DAN: DEGUT
SPOKE MACHINED FACE STERLING EMPINC: 4632.59
SILVER PAINTED ALUMINUM WHEELS SUPINC: 1622.59
STI COMPOSITE ROCKERS, BLACK 550.00 500.50
ZYC CARBON FLASH METALLIC PAINTED 100.00 91.00
ZZ3 ENGINE APPEARANCE PACKAGE 995.00 905.45
Z51 Z51 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: 5995.00 5455.45
* REAR AXLE, PERFORMANCE RATIO
* HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES
* Z51 REAR SPOILER
* ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP DIFF
* Z51 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
* Z51 PERFORMANCE BRAKES
* PERFORMANCE EXHAUST
* HEAVY DUTY COOLING SYSTEM
TOTAL MODEL & OPTIONS 80920.00 75250.00 ACT 231 73917.40
DESTINATION CHARGE 1095.00 1095.00 H/B 261 2427.60
DEALER IMR CONTRIBUTION 404.60 ADV 261 404.60
LMA GROUP CONTRIBUTION 404.60 EXP 65A 404.60
TOTAL 82015.00 77154.20 PAY 310 77154.20
This may no longer be available. However, when I bought my 2015 C7 I was able to track the car from the time it left the assembly line in Bowling Green until it arrived at the dealer. Since I could follow the car on a computer map I arrived at the dealership when my car arrived. I even asked the driver if he had a nice sleep the night before. I knew exactly where he stayed. It was quite fun to do. I’ve no idea how I figured that out, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to track my 2022 C8 in the same manner. If my dealer ever gets an allocation for me. Cheers!
I looked into that tracking system when my C8 was ready to ship. Best I could find out was that it was discontinued because, like so many other things, some customers became a nuisance. As a result the tucking companies shut down their portal. Best you can do (I found) is if your dealer can track your car using the VIN and third party software.
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Does anyone know exactly what the “color override Option” is? Does it allow me to get the interior color combo I want and stay with a 2LT model, instead of having to jump up to a 3LT?