The 2023 Corvette Z06 is here, debuting last October and upping the ante with a new level of performance for the mid-engine C8. Now, as is tradition, the very first retail production 2023 Corvette Z06 will be auctioned off for charity.
Offered as Lot #3009 at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction event in Scottsdale, set to take place between December 22nd and December 30th, the auction for the first retail production 2023 Corvette Z06 will be held Saturday, January 29th at 8:30 p.m. MT.
At this point, it’s anybody’s guess what the final price will be, but for reference, when Barrett-Jackson auctioned off the first production 2020 Corvette coupe back in 2020, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick nabbed it for a cool $3 million. All proceeds from that sale went to the Detroit Children’s Fund. Meanwhile, the proceeds for the upcoming 2023 Corvette Z06 auction will go to benefit Operation Homefront, with provides financial assistance and housing support to post-9/11 wounded, military families, and veterans.
Production of the new Corvette Z06 has yet to hit full stride, and as such, details on the 2023 Corvette sold with this auction are not set in stone. However, it is expected to be a hardtop model, rather than a convertible, with the auction winner selecting from the Z06’s many options, which includes 12 exterior colors and seven interior colorways, not to mention the highly desirable Z07 Performance package.
What’s more, it’s possible the car may not even bear the coveted “VIN 001,” as the auction states that “depending on the state of registration of the buyer, the vehicle may require an inspection and be subject to a state-issued VIN and/or other requirements of that state.”
However, like all 2023 Corvette Z06 models, this one will be equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, featuring a flat-plane crank, an 8,600-rpm redline, and 670 horsepower. The exterior will have a wider stance than the C8 Stingray, as well as more aggressive aero and a unique rear fascia with a center-mounted exhaust
Under the skin, the 2023 Corvette Z06 rides on the Y2 platform, with production set to take place at the GM Bowling Green facility in Kentucky.