The 2023 Corvette Stingray will be the fourth model year for the latest eighth-generation Chevy Corvette C8, introducing only a few changes and updates as compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Corvette will not offer the Engine Appearance Package at production start.
The full official name of the feature in question is the Engine Appearance and Lighting Package, tagged with RPO code ZZ3. The package includes Carbon Fiber trim for the engine bay, plus lights positioned around the engine bay to illuminate the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated engine. The package was offered for all trims of the Coupe body style, and was not available for the Convertible model. Pricing for the package was set at $995.
As GM Authority covered previously, the Engine Appearance and Lighting Package has been under constraint for the C8 Corvette Stingray since late in January of 2022 due to a supplier issue, which indicates that the package availability issues have been ongoing sine late in production for the 2022 Corvette. It is unclear at this time if GM will move to a new supplier.
The 2023 Corvette is set to arrive later this spring. In addition to introducing the new Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition, the 2023 model year introduces the go-faster 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 as well.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Stingray is once again equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 495 horsepower at 6,450 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 5,150 rpm when equipped with the optional performance exhaust system. Output is routed rearwards through the M1L 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Under the body panels, the 2023 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform. Production will take place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green assembly plant, located in Kentucky.