In August, GM Authority reported the 2023 Corvette Z06 would be restricted to 10 percent of the accepted orders due to a supplier constraint. However, these supplier setbacks have deteriorated even further, with GM no longer taking new sold orders for the mid-engine supercar.
With this change, customers will not be able to place an order for a 2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe or Convertible. It’s currently unclear if it will once again start taking new sold orders for the 2023 model year Corvette Z06 in the future, or if it will wait for the 2024 model year to open up the order books again. It’s also likely that many registered 2023 model year orders will be pushed to the 2024 model year due to these setbacks.
Production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 is set to begin this month at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky. It’s unknown at this time how many orders GM is accepting for the 2023 model year, nor is it known how many units the automaker will end up building. It’s safe to assume a very small number of 2023 model year Corvette Z06 units will roll off the production line in Kentucky, however.
GM has decided to allocate new units of the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 to dealers using a Historic Sales Volume model based on 2020, 2021, and 2022 Corvette C8 Stingray 3LT sales volume, as we reported previously. This means dealers that sold a large number of Corvette Stingray models in the range-topping 3LT trim level received priority on Z06 order allocation.
In addition to production being heavily constrained, certain options and features are also hard to come by for the 2023 Corvette Z06 at the moment. There is currently order constraints on the Z07 Carbon Fiber Aero Package, as well as the limited-run 70th Anniversary Edition package.