Most Corvette Z06 Buyers Want Every Possible Option30
The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 is dripping with curb appeal, even in its most basic form. That said, the options on offer make the new mid-engine sports car even more desirable – no surprise then that most Corvette Z06 buyers want every possible option available.
In a recent presentation given at the National Corvette Museum’s 28th Anniversary Celebration, the Director of the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kai Spande, provided the crowd with some interesting trivia regarding the new C8 Chevy Corvette Z06. Included was insight into the percentage of Corvette Z06 customers that wanted every possible option, which, according to Spande, was a whopping 80 percent.
To note, the GM Bowling Green plant has been the exclusive producer of the Chevy Corvette since 1981.
With the high-revving, naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine mounted just behind the cabin, the new 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 throws down with 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque as standard. However, for those customers that want to take their ride to the next level (which is apparently most), the Corvette Z06 also offers a wealth of options, chief among which is the Z07 Performance Package.
The available Z07 Performance Package adds in a number of important go-faster upgrades, including larger carbon ceramic brakes with 15.7-inch diameter rotors up front and 15.4-inch rotors in the rear. The package also includes unique FE7 suspension with Z07-specific Magnetic Ride Control damper calibration, while Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires make the traction. Critically, all Z07-equipped models run the full carbon fiber aerodynamics package, which adds in a larger front splitter, front-corner dive planes, a large rear wing, and an underbody strake, all of which work together to produce upwards of 734 pounds of downforce at 186 mph. Finally, the Z07 package opens up the option for carbon fiber wheels, which cut unsprung weight by 41 pounds.
Unfortunately, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is no longer available to order, while production is currently heavily constrained, per previous GM Authority coverage. What’s more, GM has implemented a new policy which requires customers to retain ownership of their new Corvette Z06 for at least 6 months before selling it in order to retain the transfer of certain warranties, as well as to retain the right to place an order or reservation for future high-demand GM vehicles.
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Got mine ordered at MSRP! Cant wait for it to show up. Already in 3300 status. Apparently this store still has allocation too.
Congrats – I hope you get what you ordered as you will be one of the few that actually get your Z06. Enjoy!!!!
WHO WAS/IS THE DEALER?
Great! Get those early design and production bugs worked out for the rest of us. We appreciate it.
Good luck getting a Z06, much less with all options.
no longer interested.
How many opts ? X color combinations ? X int colors ? How many different builds. See what the rarest of the rare 1 of 1 of the only one ever built or Oder zero options Every c 8 is different as each owner orders to his liking ,
Sold my C8.R. Cancelled the Z06 order. Bought a 2020 911 Carerra 4S. No comparison.
That’s a funny way to make a comparison since you haven’t yet been able to drive a C8 Z06.
You really think the Z06 is going to be so much different than a C8 fully optioned? I just don’t believe all the hype and the numbers show not a lot of difference either apart from maybe the sound. My C8 was great but just no comparison to the Porsche. I will drive a Z06, just for kicks, when it becomes available in a few years time….
It’s a completely different engine design and set up then the standard C8- The Z06 will eat up and spit out the Porsche. Both cars are quick- but the edge is to the ZO6. Good luck!
I’m not stupid bud. Watched all the videos. Read all the hype. GM’s figures are overstated, include launch control and are a rolling start. Porsche figures are conservative and from standstill, also with launch control.
Fan boys will be fan boys but facts are facts.
Good luck to you too my friend. At least I can buy a Porsche today!
Maybe he meant there was literally no comparison made…
Is carbon ceramic brakes a go-faster upgrade?? I would have thought that something to make the car go faster would be a go-faster upgrade. Splitter, dive planes and wing create downforce to make the car heaver, that’s why you need the carbon fiber wheels, so the car will be lighter?? One thing for sure is that these things make the car more expensive.
CCB have less rotating mass, so it should have the (ever so slight) edge is acceleration.
As I understand it, better brakes means being able to go faster, and carrying speed longer, before braking for the turns…so sure, it’s a go-faster upgrade. 😉
You and Sydtron are correct of course, I’m just showing my frustration at the entire lift-off on the Z06.
GM has a problem with people, that sell their Z06 for more money. But GM doesn’t have a problem with a Chevrolet dealer marking up $20,000/$40,000 over mrsp for a StingRay. It doesn’t make since..
To me, it makes sense. The difference is availability, timing and control. The stingrays are already out there and a 6 month warranty restriction wasn’t in place when they were purchased. Too late to start controls on them now.
But GM is doing the right thing with the Z06 right off the bat. They don’t want Z06 customers who wait months or years to be surprised by a bidding war taking place at a dealership for their car when it finally shows up.
GM does not want dealers to mark up over MSRP and the retention and warranty restrictions are an effort to assure dealers selling at MSRP that they aren’t just being taken advantage of by a flipper. But dealers will certainly sell for over MSRP anyhow if the market will pay over MSRP to buyers who flip. After all why should an individual buyer make more money on a car than the dealer did? Maybe you aren’t buying to resell but enough people are. It’s called supply and demand. Deal with it.
So, i should get back my $20,000 if i don’t flip my 2023 Stringray in 6 to 12 months? Dealer make money at msrp. So, dealer wont mark up the Z06. i just don’t understand why gm is doing this. I’m totally happy with my vette, she black, z51, 3lt plus and convertible.
Excellent point Dennis, these dealers can gouge you but don’t you dare do the same to flip one.
Where is GM to come down hard on any dealer who charges over msrp. Only a fool would pay a penny over msrp, especially when dealers charge a dealer fee which is nothing more than pure profit for the dealer/owner.
Apparently you missed other articles about this. GM has stated that they will reduce the future allocation of Z06 cars for dealers that charge premiums over MSRP. A dealer in Texas initially tried getting $100K over sticker – and had to reverse itself. Further, GM now mandates that a Z06 has to be owned for 6 months before re-sale or the warranty will not be honored for the new owner until it becomes 6 months old. That’s a clear disincentive that I applaud.
Surely, you mean would-be buyers.
GM needs to call around to dealers and see what they will sell a C8 Stingray or Z06 for just like I did. 20-40k over MSRP was the best pricing.
Finally received my 2023 70th anniversary corvette it is amazing ty gm great job
Any person who wants a Porsche really isn’t going to buy a C8! Same the other way around. The Porsche is an ugly-looking automobile that basically all looks the same from 1960 on. Only Porsche experts know the actual year difference. Some may go faster around a course but how many customers buy a car to race? Most buy for looks and performance, the C8 delivers on both fronts. The cars are totally different autos and please don’t compare one to the other especially looks-wise – the Porsche will always lose!!!