Here’s When 2023 Corvette Production Will Start: Exclusive37
The 2023 Corvette arrives as the fourth model year of the latest eighth-generation C8 Chevy Corvette, debuting the new go-faster 2023 Corvette Z06 and a few small updates for the C8 Corvette Stingray. Now, GM Authority has learned when 2023 Corvette production will begin.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Corvette is scheduled to begin production on Monday, May 9th, 2022. Production will once again take place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the exclusive assembly facility of the Chevy Corvette since 1981.
It’s currently unclear if the May 9th, 2022 production start date will include the 2023 Corvette Z06, or if General Motors will begin with production of the 2023 Corvette Stingray instead.
Without a doubt, the most exciting update arriving with the introduction of the 2023 Chevy Corvette is the debut of the new 2023 Corvette Z06. The heart of the new Z06 is the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, offered as the highest-horsepower atmospheric V8 ever fitted to a production vehicle. With a low weight, flat-plane crankshaft, dual-overhead cams, and all-aluminum block, the LT6 produces 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet pf torque, with redline set at a screaming 8,600 rpm. Output is routed rearwards through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and 5.56 final drive ratio, which is shorter than that of the C8 Corvette Stingray.
Standard spec for the 2023 Corvette Z06 includes 20-inch wheels up front and 21-inch wheels in the rear, with 275/30ZR20 tires and 345/25/ZR21 tires, respectively. Magnetic Ride Control suspension is also offered.
Speed freaks will want to opt for the Z07 Performance Package, which adds a host of track-worthy upgrades to the new 2023 Corvette Z06. Outside, the Z07 package adds new aero components with a large rear wing, front splitter, front dive planes, and an underbody strake, while in the corners, the package adds stickier Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires, FE7 suspension with special Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 tuning, and larger carbon ceramic brakes. Carbon fiber wheels are optional.
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“Your sources” published this information all over the internet a week ago. It’s not exclusive. Lame!
Will the 2023 do away with the waterfall center console? All it has are the buttons for the heating and air conditioner. If they do away with, I am in!
REALLY????? So dealers can take orders now – October 2021- but GM won’t start production until May 2022! it appears the folks at GM have reached another new level of incompetency.
Many people have orders in for the regular c8 and it takes a couple of months to get them. Unless this is the first time you have been on the internet you would know GM is making the corvette as fast they can. With Covid they have some issue but overall its just one the hottest cars out right now.
12-18 months let’s see 2022s closed in November NOV, DEC, JAN. FEB MAR,APR, MAY(build month) then 12-18 months to get a car. 12-18 plus 7 19-25 months to get a car.
A couple is 2.
After 7 Corvettes it’s obvious I won’t be buying another one. No cars, 12-18 month wait, dealers adding ridiculous money to the sticker. Everybody loses all money added to the sticker so you get 40% depreciation and the added money over sticker
Dealers aren’t taking “orders” they are taking deposits for future orders. There is presently no way for a dealer to enter an order as the ordering system won’t be active for a long time for 2023s. Believe me, there are no orders entered into GMs VOMS system for 2023 Corvettes, Z06 or otherwise.
Talking of incompetence, you should first LEARN to read …
So order now and wait 2 years
John K; That center console is high because of the superstructure under it. It’s a U shape stamp steel floor pan needed for strength. Just search on C8 frame structure, etc.
Is metallic black going to be an available exterior color?
Have you ever seen a Corvette with a trailer hitch? I have as well as other exotics from Europe. Now with the center exhaust for the ZO6 that would melt the wiring harness connection. Mainly at bike week pulling their $60-70k custom bike and trailer. I thought they were crazy but some just have soo much money they have to out do the other! Tomg
I don’t understand why they’re starting production of 23’s in May of 22!??? WTH are they thinking? I can understand an early introduction of the Z06 but the regular Stingray should and could be put back on track to a normal new model release in September as almost all cars including the Corvette have done for decades. After all the pandemic shut downs and parts shortages, it makes sense to me to get everything back to normal. Why shorten 22 production to 8 or 9 months and add 3 or 4 months to the 23?
So far I’ve seen one dealer take orders for the Z06 for a deposit of $50,000 and $25,000 whenever the car comes in. I can’t wait to see the people that buy this car and fall for that rip off.
I am very excited to see deliveries of Z06 2023. My 2021 is not a convertible, I really wanted the glass to see the engine.
But on the Z06 I am considering convertible. Looking forward to overhead cam engine.
I’m still waiting for my 2022 Coupe to be approved, built and delivered! Let’s get the 22’s built first , then you guys can talk 23 C8’s and Z06’s!
Same here I have been waiting 8 months for the stingray
I also have a 22 C8 convertible order waiting to be picked up. My dealer is telling me I’ll get delivery late spring/ early summer. If that’s the case I’d prefer a 23. I’m thinking the 23 could offer more exterior options since it will go into production the same time as the ZO6
The production of this vehicle could not come sooner! I am waiting to purchase a zo6, for the new technology of the most powerful V8, and the wide body, coupled with high rev flat plane crank. This vehicle will really be a departure from the days of front engine corvettes. I also want the convertible, something so cool about the transformer effect of hard top convertible.
Please forgive a new reader if this has been covered recently. I ordered a 2021 Stingray in February. I of course can no longer expect a 2021 but I am hoping for a 2022. My dealer has now told me that my order has been “ACCEPTED FOR BUILD” at the plant. I asked the dealer for the order number at the plant and they could only give me their order number.
There has been enough written about dealers taking orders for cars just to get the deposit money when they have no idea when they might deliver a car.
Question: Is there any way for a person to find out from the factory when and/or if they might expect a car.
Call 866-424-3892 with your order number they will tell you when to expect your car to be built.
You Will get your Corvette in April or first days of May
It’s a sweet car…
I wonder if Enzo signed off on it?
Maybe they licensed the design…heh.
I bet Ferrari and Porsche might have to reconsider their outrageous high entry price to ownership? Why would anyone pay 300k for a Ferrari, or Porsche, when you can get same performance and style from a vette? I guess their will always be a market, rich folks that want to impress their friends.
Why would anyone pay over sticker for a C8?? Just how much do you think they’ll add to the Z06? I have already seen $25,000 to order and $50,000 when the Z06 comes in so it could be bumping $200,000 with taxes shipping and the added $$$ if it’s loaded.
Kinda my point… it even resembles a 308GTS
Welcome to Camaro’s world people. 🙁 I ordered a 2022 2SS Camaro Convertible June 7th of this year. I was just told by the dealership that they have no idea when production will begin? Then there are the questions? Will this be the last year for the Camaro? Is GM offering The Corvette engine as a option? Will they roll over the ’22 to ’23? And the mystery continues.
Buckle Up Buttercup, we are in for a bumpy ride.
When I ordered my Z L1 in early 2020 it took 6 weeks. how things have changed
Please, This is for 2023 C8 Corvette production info
I would like to see the first person; not a CEO, or a driving school instructor, or a celebrity, just a regular ole Corvette guy post the news that he/her has gotten a Z06 on the forum WHY? Because I think it’ll be a looongg time before that happens. The standard car will be 4 years old in the next ordering cycle and I ain’t seen but 1 on the road and dealers are still adding $$$ to the sticker so I’m still out.
See one on the road????? The only place you see ‘em are on sale web sites or at auctions. GM and the dealers have done a poor job of supply. But a great job of hoodwinking buyers into paying ridiculous prices thinking they’re getting a great deal.
Everyone I talk to complains GM and Chevy really screwed things up with the Corvette roll-out! Specifically all the teaser information sent out months prior to availability has turned off many sports car owners. And now more delays! The GM board as well as all their marketing “gurus” need to get the boot. Cant wait to see how smooth the EV rollouts go. Oh that too is all a mess!!
The C8 is way over priced and in car years it will be 5 years old next order date It ain’t new no more folks and after looking at one of the forums it has just as many problems that it had the first year. After the thrill is gone guys are selling USED cars for well over 100k and people are buying them God knows why. Good luck on the Z06 in 2-3 years maybe after they get one to all of their special friends, celebrities, managers, tv shows. If it will take 18 months to get a regular car I don’t hold out much hope for that thing.