The 2024 Corvette ushers in the fifth model year for the latest eighth-generation C8, bringing with it a series of changes and updates highlighted by the the arrival of the hybrid-powered, all-wheel-drive 2024 Corvette E-Ray. The 2024 Corvette was originally scheduled to begin rolling off the line on September 5th, as GM Authority was the first to report. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2024 Corvette production start date has been pushed back.
According to sources familiar with the matter, production of the 2024 Corvette is now scheduled to begin September 12th, 2023, one week later than the September 5th production start date which GM Authority originally reported. Production of the 2023 Corvette will end September 12th as well. Production will once again take place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
Dealers will be able to submit orders for the 2024 Corvette Stingray and 2024 Corvette Z06 starting July 27th. Orders for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray will open up August 17th. The official 2024 Corvette online configurator tool is now live and available to use at Chevrolet’s website.
As GM Authority covered previously, the Corvette’s destination freight charge (DFC) is now more expensive, set at $1,595 for the 2024 model year, as compared to $1,395 for the preceding 2023 model year. The pricing increase is also partly justified by the inclusion of extra safety features, namely Automatic Emergency Braking, Intellibeam Headlamps, and Lane Keep Assist.
As for the mechanical specs, the 2024 Corvette Stingray once again features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the 2024 Corvette Z06 is once again running the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray mates the Stingray’s 6.2L V8 LT2 with a single front-mounted electric motor and 1.9 kWh battery system to boost peak output to 655 horsepower. All C8 Corvette variants ride on the GM Y2 platform.