The 2023 Corvette is the fourth model year of the latest eighth-generation sports car, introducing a handful of updates and changes compared to the previous 2022 model year. Among these is the launch of the new 70th Anniversary Edition package, but now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is once again unavailable to order.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is currently unavailable to order as the result of a supplier constraint. The new constraint affects both the 2023 Corvette Stingray, as well as the 2023 Corvette Z06. It’s unclear at this time when the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package will once again be available to order.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package for the 2023 Corvette normally offers a range of cosmetic enhancements that pay homage to the 70th birthday of America’s sports car, including unique exterior colors, wheels, interior colorways, badging, painted brake calipers, an Edge Red engine cover, and more.
Tagged with RPO code Y70, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is usually offered for both Coupe and Convertible 2023 Corvette models. Pricing for the package is set at $5,995 (Corvette C8 Stingray).
As GM Authority covered last May, orders for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition were delayed as a result of unavailability for the wheels included with the package. Due to this delay, production of C8 Corvette models equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition Package did not get underway until mid-summer, while production of the “regular” 2023 Corvette Stingray began in May. The constraint on the 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package wheels was lifted in July, as GM Authority covered previously.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, with production taking place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.