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2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Production Date Has Been Set in Stone

Chevrolet Corvette fans are still waiting to find out when the Z06 will enter production. Previous reports indicated this would happen in September, and we’ve discovered that the official day is September 19.
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The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one of the most eagerly awaited launches of the year, following repeated delays. The customers’ interest is so huge that the Bow Tie company announced a while back that it’s not gonna take any more orders for the 2023 model year. That was even before the start of production was in sight. New reports show that the Z06 will start production in less than two weeks.

According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is scheduled to roll off the production line at the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant on September 19. If you recall, the “regular” 2023 Corvette Stingray is already in production since May. However, the plant has been idled many times because of severe supply chain disruptions.

The situation is not gonna be any different for the Z06 variant. GM already gauged the production to no more than 10% of the numbers of the Stingray. This will be further impacted by severe constraints due to supplier shortages. Expecting the worst, GM closed the order books for the Z06, at least for the 2023 model year. We’re not sure the list will reopen soon, considering the large number of reservations already placed.

GM decided to allocate new units of the Z06 to dealers using a Historic Sales Volume model based on 2020, 2021, and 2022 Corvette Stingray 3LT sales volume. This means that dealers who sold the most range-topping LT3 trims will have priority on Z06 order allocation. Based on that, it’s safe to assume that bigger dealerships are one’s safer bet when placing an order for the affordable supercar.

Prices of the most powerful version (yet) of the C8 Corvette start at $106,395. Its 5.5-liter V8 LT6 engine comes with a flat-plane crankshaft to deliver 670 horsepower. As you’d expect, this is a thirsty beast, so the government attached a $2,600 gas guzzler tax to it. We’re sure this is nothing compared to what the dealers will charge above the MSRP as “market adjustments” fees.

 
 
 
 
 

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