The production start date for the 2023 Corvette Stingray has been pushed back to May 16th, GM Authority has learned.
The 2023 Corvette Stingray was previously set to enter production on May 9th, as we previously reported, however the start date has now been pushed back to May 16th. This is due to the one-week shutdown at the Bowling Green Assembly plant that occurred at the end of March, which was spurred on by a parts shortage. This forced GM to extend production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray by one week, delaying the production start of the 2023 model. We should point out that these dates are for the 2023 Corvette Stingray only. The production start date for the hotly anticipated 2023 Corvette Z06 has yet to be determined.
Order books for the 2023 Corvette Stingray opened on April 7th, including for the 70th Anniversary Edition model. The 70th Anniversary Edition package will be offered on both Coupe and Convertible models in the range-topping 3LZ trim level only and brings a unique two-tone interior, 70th Anniversary interior and exterior badging, Edge Red painted brake calipers, an Edge Red engine cover and special 70th Anniversary luggage, among more.
The 2023 Corvette Stingray is expected to introduce minor changes over the outgoing 2022 model, which could include different interior and exterior colors and revised available options and features. We also know the vehicle will drop the 5DF black painted wheel option from its order books. The naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine is expected to remain unchanged in the vehicle, producing 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the optional Performance Exhaust. Just as before, power will be routed to the rear wheels through a Tremec developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.