Here’s When 2023 Corvette Z06 Production Will Start13
Dealers may no longer be able to register new sold orders for the 2023 Corvette Z06, however those customers that were lucky enough to get their order in before the cutoff will be happy to learn production of the mid-engine supercar will begin in just a couple of short weeks.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is scheduled to begin rolling off the production line at the GM Bowling Green plant in September 19th, 2022, GM Authority learned this week. As we reported previously, production of the Corvette Z06 will be severely constrained due to supplier shortages.
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 Stingray 3LT sales volume. 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. Pricing for the 2023 Corvette Z06 starts at $106,395 and will also come with a $2,600 gas guzzler tax.
The 2023 Corvette Stingray entered production at the GM Bowling Green plant back in May and is not under the same severe constraints as the highly-anticipated Z06. Compared to the Stingray, the Corvette Z06 features a widebody design with wider wheels and tires, revised aerodynamics and, most importantly, a new flat plane crank 5.5L V8 LT6 engine doling out 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The available Z07 Performance Package extracts the last bit of performance out of the Z06, adding a downforce-heavy aero package, more powerful carbon ceramic brakes and retuned FE7 suspension, among more. This model also uses an upgraded, more robust version of the GM eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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So “Available Summer 2022” is BS…they should at least change the website…would take only a couple minutes. It doesn’t even seem likely at this point that Rick Hendrick will get his. I think that was a 70th trim too, which was constrained before they shut down all orders. Or has he already rec’d it? Does anyone know?
The number of pieces from the 1st model year would be interesting, as it is certainly later historically particularly valuable!
I expect few Z06s will be built as it’s really just for the GT3 and as GM’s hello project of the ability to build race cars for the street and for everyone. The quantities will be low, similar to Ferrari, and the customers will probably also be scanned to see if they are serious!
The first customers are certainly OEMs who spy on the Z06 and GM and Ferrari probably don’t want that!
The upcoming Callaway C8 Corvette with supercharger will certainly be just as popular and probably more suitable for everyday use than the racing engine of the C8 Z06.
Might as well just cancel it as I stated before looks like it’s going to be like the C4 ZR1 run basically a flop and then we go all electric maybe it’s time to start looking at other Marquis maybe they’ll keep making real cars that you can actually drive instead of the government telling you you cannot charge them as in California right now that will be happening Nationwide and think of a natural disaster of some kind we are power grid is down maybe for a couple of months or more then what do you do no brains just people with a Cause
Hopefull the “clown show” of the past 2 years will spur someone in our supply chain to insist that “Made In The USA” will mean something again.
God forbid that another WAR may loom ahead. Germany lost WWII, “that’s a good thing”, because of a lack of oil and other supply chain components.
Caused by Allied bombing.
It has not started yet? My C8 order , no allocation , again , for September , at my dealer. 30 months and 3 weeks , now , of wait.
I’m on a list to purchase a Z06 and was very dismayed to learn that GM restricted production for 23 to 285 cars.To me blaming supply chain problems is an excuse to raise the prices of the 2024 Z06.GM should have been ahead of the curve instead following this crazy administration in DC which has caused this problem .
Blaming the governments is the easy way out. Greed is the main reason , then labor shortage in shipping, etc. and kids today do not want to work but they want to be Kardashians or other internet clowns.
What a joker. Has this forum become Twitter? Learn basic economics before spouting political BS. I am no fan of the current admin but is the same the world over or do you want to blame them for that too?!
GM screwed up, pure and simple. They keep beating the drum trying to keep people interested but quite frankly, given the amount I am moving up the Z06 list most weeks, people are moving to other vehicles and canceling their deposits.
Moley you are absolutely correct. GM’s new M.O. is to tease new exciting products and under deliver, ie Silverado ZR2 Z06 and Cadillac Blackwings. This will certainly be the case with the new Colorado ZR2 and Canyon AT4X. I have purchased 15+ vehicles over the past 20 years and cannot be more disappointed at what GM has become, the king of over promise and under deliver.
At Corvettes of Carlyle I believe Chevy said it was due to a plant constraint NOT a parts constraint.
The parts are there but they can’t assemble the Z06 in a way that doesn’t bog down the line that includes the Stingray.
It’s going to be enlightening to learn just what these few cars actually sell for. I’ll bet the prices are going to be astounding – perhaps even appalling. I could afford one but cannot get one – and frankly am not sure I’d spend that much anyway. Makes me appreciate my 2021 3LT Z51 even more.
My dealer offered me a Z06 because I have been waiting for over 30 + months for my C8. I said what price? He then said I would get the one, one of his clients ordered because I have been in first place at his dealership for 5 months that they will now offer, first come, first serve , whatever Vette comes in. Then he told me the price, over 172,000$ ! I said , no thanks, I will keep waiting for my C8 HTC 2LT with all my options, for 99,068$.