Demand for the 2023 Corvette Z06 is through the roof, with fans champing at the bit to get the new mid-engine sports car into their garage. Now, GM Authority has learned when sold retail orders for the 2023 Corvette Z06 will officially close.
According to GM Authority sources, dealers must submit sold retail orders for the 2023 Corvette Z06 before midnight on April 4th. Meanwhile, Chevy dealers will retain the ability to place 2023 Corvette Z06 orders for inventory after the April 4th deadline.
For those readers who may be unaware, sold retail orders are orders that are made by the dealer via a customer, and sold directly to that specific customer. In contrast, dealer inventory orders are orders to get the vehicle in question into the dealer’s inventory, from which it can be sold. One of the big differences is that sold retail orders are typically (if not almost always) under contract, and the vehicles may be highly customized according to the buyer’s preferences. As GM Authority covered last September, most C8 Corvette Z06 buyers want every possible option on their new sports car.
Back in August, GM Authority reported that the 2023 Corvette Z06 would be restricted to just 10 percent of accepted orders as the result of a supplier constraint. The supplier setbacks deteriorated even further, and that following September, GM said it would no longer be accepting Corvette Z06 orders for the remainder of the 2023 model year. Luckily, GM backtracked on that a few months later, accepting some new dealer orders for the Corvette Z06 during the month of November, 2022.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Z06 features the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine for motivation, which churns out 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The GM Y2 platform provides the bones, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.