2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 Bank orders reopen, deliveries begin

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 fans, rejoice. If you can’t order a new model before Chevy temporarily closes the order book, Bowtie has started taking requests for them again. Plus, the company just gave the first example to a customer.

Chevy opted for a “metered launch” of the 2023 Corvette Z06. This means it takes an initial batch of orders in 2022 and then stops.

“We have previously shared with dealers and the public that we have received enough Z06 orders to fill the number of Z06 production slots we have for calendar year 2022, so we stopped raising dealer orders to accept orders for factories to build. Now we say we will received more dealer orders to continue filling the Z06 production line through the end of model year 2023,” said Chevy spokesman Trevor Thompkins. Motor1.com.

Chevrolet began building the Z06 at its Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant in late September. The first is the 70th Anniversary Edition with the Z07 package and the Carbon Flash Metallic color. Rick Hendrick paid $3.6 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January 2022. The money was donated to the charity Operation Homefront.

The 2023 Z06 starts at $106,395 (after a $1,395 destination fee). If you want a convertible, the price goes up to $113,895. The mid-range 2LZ is $115,595 or $122,595 for the hardtop and droptop, respectively. The top-tier 3LZ is $120,245 or $127,245 depending on body style.

There are also many options to add. For example, the Z07 Performance Package is $8,995 and includes Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Cup 2R ZP tires, and FE7 suspension. The $10,495 Spotted Carbon Fiber uses lightweight materials in the front splitter, rockers, sub, and rear spoiler.

The Z06 packs the new 5.5-liter LT6 naturally aspirated, all-aluminum V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft. That makes 670 horsepower (500 kilowatts) at 8,400 rpm and redlines at 8,600 rev. The powerplant produces 460 pound-feet (623 Newton-meters) at 6,300 rpm. An eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Tremec sends power to the rear wheels.

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