It looks like Chevy has caught up with production of the in-demand Z06.
Few cars have garnered as much interest this year as the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Its flat-plane crank V8 is far more powerful than the normal C8 Corvette's V8, and even at over $100,000, the Z06 represents terrific bang for your buck. Even Christian von Koenigsegg has spoken glowingly about the Z06.
But Chevy has been struggling to keep up with the demand for the Z06, so much so that the company closed order books for the 2023 Z06 back in September, a decision that was partly influenced by supply chain shortages. Fortunately, we're happy to report that order banks have once again opened for the 2023 Corvette, giving anyone who missed out on an earlier opportunity another chance. Deliveries of the 2023 Corvette Z06 have also begun.
Chevrolet went for a metered launch for the 2023 Z06, whereby an initial batch of orders was taken this year and then paused. "We had previously shared with dealers and the public that we had accepted enough Z06 orders to fill the number of Z06 production slots we had for the calendar year 2022, so we stopped elevating dealer orders to accepted orders that the plant would build," said Chevy spokesperson Trevor Thompkins when speaking to Motor 1.
"Now, we are saying we're going to accept more dealer orders to continue filling the pipeline of Z06 production through the end of model year 2023."
Back in September, Chevy said that it was not building as many Z06 models as it ideally wanted to, especially since it wanted to sell more C8 Corvettes than any previous generation.
With this latest development, it seems like Chevy has been able to overcome some of the production issues it faced recently, including a lack of availability of carbon fiber aero parts for the popular Z07 Performance Package.
The 2023 Corvette Z06 begins at $105,300 for the 1LZ trim, excluding a destination freight charge of $1,395 and a gas guzzler tax of $2,600. That increases to $114,500 for the 2LZ and $119,150 for the 3LZ. We already know that most customers who placed orders for the Z06 are spending big bucks on options, with many ordering fully loaded Z06s that have put further strain on Chevy's ability to build the cars timeously.
Hopefully, some of the strain on production has eased and this proudly American supercar can reach excited customers at a faster rate.