The 2023 Corvette Stingray was previously set to enter production on May 16th, which was pushed back from a previously outlined date of May 9th. Production of the mid-engine sports car was paused for a week in April, which may be the reason why production of the 2023MY only began this week and not on the 16th as previously reported. To be clear, this production start date applies to 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, however the new-for-2023 70th Anniversary Edition package is currently not available to order as a result of a minor delay for the package’s model-specific 19-inch wheels. The 70th Anniversary Special Edition package will be tagged with RPO code Y70 in the 2023 Corvette order book and includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 19-inch front/20-inch rear 20-spoke Carbon Flash-painted forged aluminum wheels with Red stripe (Q9A)
- Edge Red-painted calipers (J6N)
- Rear fascia/roof storage protector in Black with embroidered crossed flags logo (VTB)
- Ceramic White leather seating surfaces with Red stitching (HV1)
- Torch Red seat belt color (3F9)
- 70th Anniversary set of premium leather weekend / travel bags (SO1)
- 70TH anniversary exterior badging and logo on wheel caps, seats, steering wheel and sill plates
- Unique VIN sequence
- LT2 engine cover in Edge Red, (RCC, Coupe body style only)
While the MSRP for the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray is unchanged from the 2022MY, the mid-engine sports car now has a slightly more expensive destination freight charge (DFC), which is up $100 from $1,295 to $1,395.
The 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray will stick with the same naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, along with the same Tremec-developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.