2023 Corvette Stingray Gets New Dark Stealth Crossed Flags Emblem12
The 2023 Corvette Stingray is the fourth model year of the Bow Tie brand’s eighth-generation sports car, introducing a few changes and updates over the preceding 2022 model year. Among these is the addition of a new Dark Stealth Crossed Flags emblem.
The Chevy Corvette crossed flags motif has been in use throughout the nameplate’s history, evolving over the years with each successive generation. That includes the latest C8, which features the crossed flags symbol across its body, in the cabin, and elsewhere.
Up front, the emblem is located centrally on the nose of the vehicle. Now, customers can swap the standard red and silver emblem in favor of this optional monochromatic Dark Stealth emblem, adding a dash of customization and complementing the copious gray and black styling options offered.
The Dark Stealth Crossed Flags Emblem for the 2023 Corvette Stingray is tagged with RPO code SFZ, and is offered as an LPO-level accessory, which means it is installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced. Pricing is set at $125. The optional extra is available on all trim levels of the 2023 Corvette Stingray, but cannot be combined with the Chrome Exterior Badge Package (RPO code EYK).
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Stingray is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard spec, and 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the factory performance exhaust system. Output is routed exclusively to the rear wheels by way of the GM eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Under the skin, the 2023 Corvette Stingray rides on the GM Y2 platform. Production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, the only plant to produce the Corvette since 1981.
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DON’T let a dealer install these! Buy them afterwards and do them yourself.
Cannot see that item being a hot seller….. a lifeless no detail crossflags emblem.
Black is the new chrome homie
Nice touch, but outrageously priced. And as noted above, if you have any mechanical aptitude, complete the R&R yourself.
Outrageously priced aside, don’t let the dealer do anything cosmetic to your car that you can get done aftermarket elsewhere. It’s a crap shoot whether you get a tech that knows what he’s doing – or cares about your ride.
Just another way to squeeze a few more dollars out of the consumer. It comes with Cross flags why not charge $125 more for a black one. It’s done at the dealer so you don’t get a credit for the one that it comes with. You’re just swapping emblems
Personally I don’t like it…..
Good thing its an option then.
Shout out to GM for giving us C8 guys more factory customization options!
Definitley stepped that game up since the C7 🙂
How about GM forget the Nic-Knacks,& build enough Z06’s cars.Nothing like advertising a Hot Model,than advise oh BTW we are only building 10%-20% after 1yr on the waiting list,& yr not getting one…
Breaking News, a new emblem…
Yes folks, this is what it all comes down to.
Yes indeed breaking news…… BFD a crappy looking embem
I don’t understand why GM wouldn’t make the emblem a factory-installed part, right on the assembly line, as the car is being built. If they can install the custom sport seats as a variation to the standard seats on the car at assembly time, they could do the same with the alternative badge. The person who puts the standard chrome badge on the Corvette could just have a second part bin with the new dark emblems, next to the standard chrome units, and install the correct one as called out on the build-out computer screen. It’s likely the part would be installed on only a dozen, or so, cars, if that, each day, so, it’s not likely the dark part bin would take up a lot of needed space. If it’s a RPO option, it would be better to have installed on the assembly line, where there’s no extra labor involved, rather that risk the paint being marred or the body damaged during the removal process at the dealer’s prep center.