The 2023 model year of the C8 Corvette has been in production since May 2022. Now, roughly 10 months since the start of regular production (SORP) of the 2023 Corvette, the C8 Stingray and C8 Z06 are available to order with the Engine Appearance Package.
The Engine Appearance Package (RPO code ZZ3) is now available on all Corvette Coupe trim levels, including the 2023 Stingray and 2023 Z06. As a trim package, this option includes (relevant RPO code in parenthesis):
- Carbon fiber trim (B6P)
- Engine lighting (D3V)
The package is offered for an extra charge of $995. However, it is not available on Corvette Convertible models.
Per previous GM Authority coverage, the Engine Appearance Packages was under constraint for the C8 Corvette since late January 2022 due to a supplier issue. This would indicate that the availability issues carried over from 2022 Corvette production.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette is offered in two configurations, the C8 Stingray and C8 Z06. The Stingray is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is 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). Meanwhile, the Z06 is powered by the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which produces 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
In addition, the upcoming 2024 Corvette E-Ray combines the aforementioned LT2 engine with an electric motor on the front axle to bring total output up to 655 horsepower.