The 2023 Corvette Stingray will introduce a handful of changes and updates over the preceding 2022 Corvette Stingray, arriving as the fourth model year for the mid-engine C8. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Corvette Stingray will not offer the 5-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels option.
The 5-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels for the Corvette Stingray are tagged with RPO code 5DF, and are offered as an LPO-level option, which means they are installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced.
Pricing for the 5-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels is set at $2,995, with availability including all trim levels for to the 2022 Corvette Stingray. However, these wheels will no longer be offered with the introduction of the 2023 Corvette Stingray.
Although the 5-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels are going away for the 2023 model year, the upcoming Vette will also introduce three new wheel options, including (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 20-spoke bright machined-face forged aluminum wheels (Q99)
- 20-spoke Carbon Flash-painted forged aluminum wheels with Red stripe (Q9A)
- 20-spoke Gloss Black forged aluminum wheels (Q9I)
Note that pictures of these three new wheel options are currently unavailable.
As before, the 2023 Corvette Stingray will be equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Engine output is routed to the rear wheels through the M1L eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In addition to the Stingray model, the 2023 Corvette will also be available as the go-faster Z06 model, which is equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
All 2023 Corvette models will ride on the Y2 platform, and will be produced at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.