It’s almost two weeks away in 2022, and news on the Chevrolet Corvette front has been pretty calm. The first production Z06 will cross the auction block this month at Barrett-Jackson, but the car featured in the auction will not be the actual model the top bidder wins. This’ Vette will not be built until later this year, possibly May 9th.
This is the date when Chevrolet will begin production of the 2023 Corvette, according to the Corvette Action Center. The website cites a message from the automaker to dealers as the source of the information, also stating that 2022 production will end on May 6. That leaves only three days for the change of model year, compared to about two weeks usually.
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Additionally, the post states that March 24 is the first day for dealers to place orders for 2023 Corvettes. Motor1.com has contacted Chevrolet to confirm this information and we are awaiting a response. We will update this story when new information becomes available.
One thing particularly missing in all this Corvette chatter is a specific mention of the Z06. Moreover, the communication does not specifically mention Stingray either, although we do know that both versions will be available in 2023. Corvette Action Center says the dealer allocation for the 2023 Corvettes will bundle all trim levels, while the Z06 was separate for the previous generation. This suggests that production of the Stingray and Z06 will begin at the same time, but so far there is no mention of an exact start date for the high-revving supercar.
When production begins, buyers could wait a long time to get behind the wheel. Speculation from at least one dealer claims that Z06 demand could lead to three to four year wait times for some orders to be filled. If the rumors about Z06 prices starting under $ 90,000 prove to be true, it will likely be a extremely wanted machine.