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.