The 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition has been officially unveiled by General Motors after images of the new limited-run model variant leaked online last week.
As the name suggests, the 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition marks the 70th birthday of the iconic Chevy sports car – which just so happens to be the longest-running vehicle nameplate still in production today. “Even after 70 years, Corvette still makes hearts race and kids dream of the open road,” Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros says of the storied American two-door.
The 70th Anniversary Edition package for the 2023 Corvette Z06 will be offered on both Coupe and Convertible models in the range-topping 3LZ trim level only. Customers will be able to choose from two unique exterior colors, White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat with optional Satin Gray stripes and Carbon Flash Metallic with optional Satin Black stripes. Inside, drivers will be greeted by two-tone Ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, contrasting red stitching and seatbelts, sueded microfiber seat inserts and suede steering wheel.
Other equipment in the package includes 70th Anniversary Edition exterior badging, Edge Red painted brake calipers, an Edge Red engine cover, a unique rear bumper protector/trunk cover, a custom luggage set with 70th Anniversary Edition logos and 70th Anniversary Edition logos on the seat headrests, steering wheel and sill plates.
Additionally, all 2023 Corvette models, including those not equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition package, will feature a special commemorative 70th anniversary interior plaque located on the center speaker grille, along with a graphic imprinted on the lower rear window, to mark the vehicle’s 70th birthday.
Lastly, Chevy announced this week that the first-ever retail production 2023 Corvette Z06 will be a 70th Anniversary Edition model. Tagged with VIN 001, this vehicle will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale on January 29th, 2022, with all proceeds from the auction benefitting a non-profit called Operation Homefront, which helps military families establish more successful, stable lives in their communities.
“Passion for Corvette runs deep at Chevrolet and this anniversary is extra special because of the excitement and sales success we’ve achieved with the eighth generation of America’s iconic sportscar,” Majoros added.
Production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition will commence later this year at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. For now, interested customers can use Chevy’s web-based 3D visualizer tool to create their own 70th Anniversary Edition Vette.