The 2023 Corvette represents the fourth model year of the eighth-generation sports car. As GM Authority has been obsessively reporting, many GM vehicles have faced various equipment shortages and constraints due to supply chain snags. Despite launching during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the C8 Corvette has mostly been shielded from the backlogs and delays that are currently continuing to plague the automotive industry, with a few exceptions.
GM Authority has learned that the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear Gloss Black forged aluminum wheels (RPO Code Q9I) for the C8 Stingray are currently under constraint due to a supplier restriction. This means that the $995 option is currently unavailable to order, at least for the time being.
This isn’t the first suppler restriction to have impacted the 2023 Corvette so far this year. GM Authority previously reported that the Vette is currently unavailable with the Edge Red brake calipers (H6N), Edge Red engine cover (RCC), and the 70th Anniversary Edition package (Y70). All these constraints follows on the heels of a recent price increase of $2,300.
Released for 2020, the Corvette C8 has rocked the high-performance car market, delivering supercar levels of performance thanks to a mid-engine layout – a first for the Corvette. As a reminder, power in the C8 Stingray comes from the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, while the more capable 2023 Corvette Z06 is equipped as standard with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine rated at a whopping 670 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The 2023 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, with production taking place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.