2023 Corvette Stingray Magnetic Ride Suspension Under Constraint14
The 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray is the fourth model year of the latest eighth-generation, mid-engine sports car, introducing a few small changes and updates over the preceding 2022 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray. Unfortunately, the 2023 Chevy Corvette Stingray’s Magnetic Ride Suspension system is still under constraint.
As GM Authority covered last month, the Corvette C8’s Magnetic Selective Ride Control Suspension, also known as Magnetic Ride, is currently under constraint. Going forward, the suspension will continue to be under constraint when production for the 2023 model year kicks off on May 24th. Order books for the 2023 Chevy Corvette Stingray opened on April 7th.
As a reminder, the Corvette C8 Stingray is available with four suspension options, including (relevant RPO codes in parentheses):
- Standard Corvette Stingray suspension (FE1)
- Standard suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE2)
- Z51 performance suspension (FE3)
- Z51 performance suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE4)
As it stands now, the standard suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE2) and Z51 performance suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE4) will remain under constraint through Q2 of the 2022 calendar year, with production limited to 350 units a week. Meanwhile, the standard suspension options, RPO codes FE1 and FE3, are unaffected by this constraint.
When available, the Magnetic Ride suspension systems are priced at $1,895. However, the FE4 Magnetic Ride suspension requires the Z51 Performance Package, the latter which is offered as an optional extra for all three trim levels and costs $6,345.
Notably, the 2023 model year also introduces the go-faster Chevy Corvette C8 Z06, as well as the new 70th Anniversary Edition.
As a reminder, the Corvette C8 Stingray is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine just behind the cabin, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the C8 rides on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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This will definitely have an effect on their sales. Ive been told by many C8 owners this would have been a deal breaker for them . Hope the constraints aren’t for long.
Yawn emoji. What is not under constraint might be the better storyline. I am already moving up the Z06 wait list because of its delay with no announcement or pricing in sight.
So what happens to the 351st car? Leaf springs ?
Constrained parts could be a very good reason that the Z06 is officially constrained, as in no price, no orders taken.
Feeling even more lucky each day that my Z51, 2LT, was delivered complete and intact.
I may be driving the 2021 a lot longer than expected, which is fine.
Some things , when constrained can be added later, but suspension seems like a big deal.
So for 2023, when it is over and in the history books, could be a lot of base level cars.
I considered a 1LT no options model originally. A few people I know got them and love them
just the same.
Maybe dealers will start having inventory of 1LT no upgrades and people can at least join the club.
I, for one, am getting tired of sentences that begin with “As a reminder”, which has become a preface to something that’s been reported over and over again. Leave the preface out and stop reminding me – it’d read a lot better.
Bet this is because the magnetic ride systems will all be used for ZO6 production in which it’s standard equipment.
Is it the chips? What does constraint mean? SOS buying a new car? That fun factor has gone out the window. No chips mark up 😢
Hey I’m sorry but I am a bit bitter, I so want a CT4 V Blackwing and it’s like getting an appointment with the Pope Maybe you don’t understand what I’m saying but GM and all the rest to be honest except tha Japanese Name Plates. Just frustrated my friends. At 72 yo well you get it
Would Mary Barra Lie about something like this?
When GM was Killing Americans, Mary Barra tested under oath, GM only confirmed 13 Killings. Now of course the lovely Ms Barra was clearly counting the Deaths on her Toes, and she only has 13. GM Killed at least 125 Americans, Ms Barra acted indignant: “How could I count that high, I don’t have 125 Toes?”
It was a fair question.
Just blame China for these supply chain disruptions. It’s incredible that they’re not being held accountable for releasing the virus.
Just blame China for all of these supply chain disruptions. It’s incredible that they’re not being held accountable for unleashing the virus.
If you want to produce cars, and have a problem, if your large enough just make the part’s you need then you won’t need someone to blame for all of your problems. It’s easy to blame some-one else then to fix it your own dam self.Customers aren’t all like sheep and sooner or later we will all wise up.