2023 Corvette Stingray Gets Expanded Visible Carbon Fiber Door Intake Trim Availability3
As first reported by GM Authority last November, the 2023 Corvette Stingray was made available with the Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim after being delayed throughout the 2022 model year. Previously, this appearance option was only available on select trims of the 2023 C8 Stingray, but now, availability has been expanded to all trim levels.
GM Authority has learned that the Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim (RPO code RYQ) option is now available for all trim levels of the 2023 Stingray, in both coupe and convertible configurations. As previously reported, this option was initially reserved for the top 3LT trim level.
This door intake trim is available as an LPO-level Genuine Corvette Accessory for the 2023 Corvette Stingray. This means that the piece is installed at the dealership, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced. Priced at $3,195, this trim option cannot be combined with the body-color exterior accents (RPO code EFY).
As mentioned earlier, the Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim was initially intended for the 2022 Corvette, but was never made available due to supplier constraints. Notably, this wasn’t the only trim piece that struggled with availability. The Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing Spoiler aero option was also announced for the 2022 Corvette Stingray, but never made it to the option sheets.
As a quick reminder, the 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, with output rated at 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, or 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque with optional dual-mode performance exhaust system (RPO code NPP).
As for structure, the C8 rides on the GM Y2 platform, which underpins all C8 Corvette variants. Production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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I’m personally apathetic re carbon fiber trim pieces, but what I have hated is the mix of non-matching carbon flash paint and carbon fiber trim pieces.
If they’re going to offer carbon fiber trim, everything that comes standard in carbon flash should be available in carbon fiber…including the rear diffuser For trim pieces, I’d actually prefer a version of the matte black plastic (last offered on the c6) over painted carbon flash…don’t have to worry about scratches in the paint.
I am a fan of the carbon fiber wheels available on the Z06…or where there’s meaningful performance advantages.
Lets just build the cars and quit complicating the build process. You are driving the people at Bowling Green nuts.
Why did Cadillac go to these stupidly alphanumeric model names, anyway. It would be much classier to drive a Coupe de Ville or an Eldorado.