Earlier in May, GM Authority reported that the 2023 Corvette Stingray 70th Anniversary Edition was unavailable to order as the result of a constraint in place for the special edition package wheels. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary wheels are no longer under constraint.
The wheels in question are made from forged aluminum and sized at 19 inches in front and 20 inches in the rear, presenting a 20-spoke Midnight Gray-painted design with a Red stripe. The wheels are tagged with RPO code Q9A, and are offered as an optional extra for all 2023 Corvette Stingray trims, priced at $1,495 as a standalone option, and included as standard for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary package.
Previously, ordering for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary package was put on hold as a result of the constraint for the wheels. Now, however, with that constrain lifted, units of the 2023 Corvette ordered with the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package can technically be built.
As a reminder, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is tagged with RPO code Y70, and in addition to the wheels listed above, the package also includes red-painted brake calipers, a black rear fascia / roof storage protector, Ceramic White leather seating surfaces with red stitching, and more. The special edition package is offered as an optional extra for 2023 Corvette 3LT Coupe and 3LT Convertible trim levels, and is also available in conjunction with the new 2023 Corvette Z06.
Available exterior colors for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary package include White Pearl Metallic Tricoat (paint code G1W), and Carbon Flash Metallic (paint code GAR).
As for the greasy bits, the 2023 Corvette Stingray is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated from the factory at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the C8 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.