GM Authority learned last week that the 2023 Corvette was no longer available to order with the optional Edge Red painted brake calipers (RPO code H6N) due to a supplier constraint. Now, it’s been revealed the Engine Cover in Edge Red (RPO RCC) is also unavailable on the mid-engine sports car as GM continues to grapple with supplier constraints of various types.
The Engine Cover in Edge Red is typically offered as a $525 option on the 2023 Corvette Stingray in the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels. This component was also included as standard equipment on the 70the Anniversary Edition package, which was available on the range-topping 3LT trim level only, however the 70th Anniversary Edition package is currently under a supplier constraint as well, so its absence won’t affect the package in the traditional sense. The painted engine cover cannot be ordered on the 2023 Corvette Convertible, as the retracting hardtop alters the design of the engine bay to the point where it is no longer visible.
While buyers of the 2023 Corvette Stingray coupe can no longer order an Edge Red engine cover, this component is still available to order in Sterling Silver (RPO RCD). The Sterling Silver cover may not be as eye-catching as the bright red one, although some might argue that it still looks far superior to the factory black plastic intake manifold that it covers up.
GM has experienced unprecedented demand for the C8 Corvette across the Stingray and new Z06 model lines, however various supply chain setbacks such as this engine cover shortage have hampered production output. As we reported earlier this month, production of the highly sought-after 2023 Corvette Z06 is also extremely limited at the moment due to various supply chain setbacks, forcing GM stop taking new sold orders for the nameplate for the time being. Production of the 2023 Corvette Stingray and Z06 takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling green plant in Kentucky.