2023 Chevy Corvette Production Halted During The Week Of February 20th36
Production of the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 will be temporarily halted next week at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
According to a report from The Detroit News, the production downtime is the result of an unspecified, temporary parts shortage. The parts shortage is not related to semiconductors, as GM confirmed yesterday.
“Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production to meet the strong demand for our products,” said GM spokesperson Dan Flores in a statement.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 will resume on Monday, February 27th.
The GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky first opened in 1981, and has served as the exclusive producer of the Chevy Corvette ever since. The GM Bowling Green plant is located at 600 Corvette Drive, and regularly hosts tourists interested in seeing the Chevy Corvette manufacturing process. In addition, the plant has partnered with the adjacent National Corvette Museum to provide enthusiasts with an opportunity to watch their personal Chevy Corvette get built, including a specialized tour of the facility, special delivery of the vehicle, and a commemorative photo book to celebrate the “birth” of their new sports car.
At present, the GM Bowling Green plant builds two variants of the Chevy Corvette C8, specifically the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray, and the Chevy Corvette C8 Z06. Production of the new Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray is expected to kick off later this year.
As a reminder, the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower, while the Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 is equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower. The upcoming Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray combos the 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine with a single electric motor to yield all-wheel grip and a maximum of 655 horsepower. All three models ride on the GM Y2 platform.
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It’s amazing GM is making a profit with production delays of all their vehicles every other week. I guess they are doing it by increasing the prices as much as they can while making fewer vehicles.
They aren’t the only car manufacturer with prod delays, try ordering a new Toyota Rav4 or Tacoma and see how many months you will have to wait, they are making plenty of money.
That is how it works, you have to cover overhead and demand says people are willing to pay the price for limited production.
Welcome to the new business model of pure profit.😉
Mr. Beck, you obviously have not sat in or driven the new Stingray! I have, I own a 2022 Torch Red Coupe it without a doubt is the finest car I have ever driven! Very well engineered and I think a very sharp looking car! It took me (14) months to get mine and I would do it again in a heart beat! I do respect your taste in the looks of automobile design! However, you have to admit with such demand there has to be something there!
Just shows you that the vehicles are really over priced!! Tomg
This is what happens when you have a woman in charge at GM
Gm corvette what a nice machine really impressed with the Z06 and incoming C-8 E Ray it just gets better I really think the corvette enthusiasts are really going to be happy with the new corvette hopefully gm doesn’t ruin the party with the corvette!! But I’m sure it will cause all good things come to end unfortunately!!!
Quite misogynistic don’t you think?
When will ZR2 production start.
When Daddy says so.
As a former corvette owner, I think the new corvette’s are butt ugly
LOL. To each his own.
Looks like that when the ERay starts production later this year that there will likely be even longer wait times for the Stingray and the Z06. Could be the production start date for the ERay will be delayed until next year. Not good for the marketing aspect.
A good question one might ask is “what part supplier or suppliers are the cause of the production downtime delay”?
Are they domestic or are they foreign? The reason I would ask these questions are that my concern might be that GM could be using some parts made in China, yes THAT China. Due to the problematic relations that this country is having with China and with GM building many vehicles in China and having them shipped here and world wide for sale (think the Buick SUV for one, a nice looking vehicle but why can’t it be built in the USA, WELL, GM?) along with a boatload of parts not to mention factory machinery and other things, GM’s stake in China is amazing, as is Ford’s too, seems these two giants of the industry have found that using China as a partner can increase their profits, but at what cost?
Personally speaking, I wouldn’t trust the Chinese to send me a box of candles….however there are others who don’t see a problem working with a Communist country, too bad because “you sleep with a dog, you’re coming down with fleas” and no one nowadays has more “fleas” than Communist China, and they’re spreading those “fleas” all over the globe.
Just one persons opinion…so to all the other opinion producers out there, come on, fire back, pro or con, it’s your American Right to do so, a Right that you wouldn’t have if you lived in Communist China. And if you don’t think China has it’s hands in everything and isn’t planning on future world wide domination, please take the time to watch the news, things are starting to heat up between Communist China and the USA…ever so slowly but, give it time, it’s going to get hotter, you’ll see. Okay, ‘Nuff said, lets hope the Corvette Plant can fire up it’s production at the designated time, in the meantime, this Corvette (and US Navy Vietnam Veteran) owner will continue to drive and enjoy his Corvette, it’s The American Sports Car, for now anyway.
For the 2020 & 2021 C8s, the frequent assembly line shut downs were either for Covid or for supply chain interruptions in the factory making the transmission parts. In Mexico.
So all the car geeks here can feel free to stop the China bashing re: C8’s.
That’s not to say that China is innocent of causing / contributing to such global manufacturing problems. But just not with the C8. And the USA is an equal bottle-neck contributor as well.
So when I read “China’s fault” comments like that, I know they come out of ignorance, racism, bigotry or white supremacy mentality. You know…when idiots have no real facts but are searching for a reason to trash talk someone they hate. Just make something up so other idiots will believe you.
What most of these folks do not understand is the fact that if ALL trade between the USA and China were to stop immediately, it is the USA (and hence themselves) that would suffer the consequences. We have a global economy today, like it or not.
The more stuff that we have manufactured in China, Japan or any other country that could turn on the US in a moments notice, the more vulnerable were are as a country. Besides the manpower of brave troops in the ground do you know who won the war for us? The US auto manufacturers. Cadillac and Chrysler tanks, Buick and Packard airplane engines Studebaker troop transporters, Dodge ambulances and radar, Willys GP vehicles and…………Ford B-24 Liberators at the rate of one every 63 minutes! Bethlehem Steel and Alcoa Aluminum of course were just as responsible and kept all of those plants going. Every since the arrival of the atomic age people have been saying that conventional wars will be a thing of the past. Unfortunately we have had many wars since 1945 but thank god they have all been conventional. And since we job out soooo much manufacturing to Asia if we had to gear up to make those war machines at the rate that we made them from 1941-1945 is anyone confident that we have the ability to duplicate that effort? I’m not . Are we going to count on Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and on and on to manufacture our needs should we have to go to war with China? I’ve read people b!tching on this venue about the Government bailing out GM. Well guess who baled the US out during WWII? We don’t want to lose any more of our manufacturing base. It has been rapidly disappearing and you had better believe that the recast of the world is watching. Build American and buy American. Might it be more expensive? Maybe so but when you keep your neighbors working and they keep you working it just works. Global economy be damned.
And don’t forget most all those companies were UAW, my grandmother worked worked in the factories with my mom and my grandfather fought in the war, my Dad was a machinist building gimbles for the bombers that flew over Germany, I had aunts and uncles that worked for Kodak and Bausch and Lomb that built cameras and lenses used for spy planes, and most all Americans joined
together and supported the war effort, today war is for profit win lose or draw.
Sometimes it’s tires sometimes it’s carpeting or seats
Wait a minute…. Is it news to you that many of the parts DO come from China?!! 😳
Probably bose amplifiers, my radio has worked in a month!! Good job chevy !!!
Bose is crap but I think I’ll keep my 2019 zr1
Probably bose amplifiers, my radio has nt worked in a month!! Good job chevy !!!
I’m very Happy with my 2023 corvette it took me four months to receive it this is my 2nd C8 corvette my 2022 also took Four months so THANK YOU G.M.
The men here blaming a female CEO on every GMC issue are embarrassing the entire male gender. Maybe some good psych sessions can help uncover why they are personally feel so threatened by females who have power. (A domineering mother, perhaps?)
Anyway, in the grand scheme of economics and financial stability, periodic assembly line shut downs, due to parts shortages, STILL do not cost nearly as much as warehousing millions of all required vehicle assembly parts on site, in advance.
Well that insightful article was a nothing-burger. Production halted due to a shortage of an in-named component. Glad I’m up to date.
My concern is the capacity of the Bowling Green Plant. They couldn’t keep up with the demand for the C8, then they added the Z06 and can’t keep up with the orders and now they will start producing the E-Ray in the fall. If you can’t meet the demand with one version, how will you ever meet the demand with 3 versions? Oh and next year the 4th version of Zora will be announced. Time for GM to invest in a new Corvette Manufacturing Plant.
I was told that all the missing parts were onboard a ballon delivery over SC last week…. Lol
And yes, this is a joke before anyone gets upset
Zo6, OMG don’t think you’re going to get this car…. Anytime soon. My dealership told me 3-4 years to get my order. If then. And now the E-Ray. Haha
GM’s downtime is paid by the supplier. The only loser in these situations are the customers waiting on their orders.
The Customer eventually pays all the costs in wait time, aggravation, and in dollars.
I thought they finally figured out that all the V-8’s for this project are exploding? They can’t ship them anymore~ Funny thing, too, Toyota has a full electric out for the first time~ (They didn’t build it, or make the parts, or even design it~ They said they couldn’t ship anymore a while ago because “The wheels were falling off”~ It took engineering 4 months to figure that out? I sincerely doubt! And they are selling them overseas for less that the gas 4 runner!
What are you saying??
This will make the 2023 Anniversary corvette worth a fortune later!! I have the 2023 C8 R series!