Dropping in as the fifth model year for the eighth-generation Chevy Corvette C8, the 2024 Corvette is set to roll off the production line in Kentucky very soon. In fact, 2024 Corvette production will take place a little sooner than originally anticipated.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Corvette Stingray and 2024 Corvette Z06 is now scheduled to begin September 11th, 2023. Both models were previously believed to be scheduled for production on September 12th, 2023, per previous GM Authority coverage.
Last month, GM Authority reported that the 2024 Corvette production start date had been pushed back. Previously, 2024 Corvette production was scheduled to begin September 5th, 2023, but was later moved to September 12th, 2023. Now, production of the 2024 Corvette Stingray and 2024 Corvette Z06 is set to begin September 11th.
Meanwhile, production of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray is currently scheduled to begin October 23rd.
The official 2024 Corvette online configurator tool is now available at Chevrolet’s website. Orders for the 2024 Corvette Stingray and 2024 Corvette Z06 began July 27th, while orders for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray will open August 17th. All Corvette C8 variants are produced exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2024 Corvette destination freight charge (DFC) is more expensive than that of the preceding 2023 model year, increasing $200 to $1,595.
With regard to the technical specs, the 2024 Corvette Stingray features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which produces 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The 2024 Corvette Z06 cradles the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the new-for-2024 Corvette E-Ray cradles both the 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine and a front-mounted electric motor, the combination of which produced 655 horsepower. The GM Y2 platform provides the underpinnings across the Corvette C8 lineup.