Lately, it feels like all the news enthusiasts receive regarding the C8 is bad news, with plant closures, C8 Z06 allocation issues, overall availability issues, a crazy used market, and dealer markups over MSRP. Whew, that was a mouthful, so you can see why enthusiasts are glad to see light at the end of the C8 tunnel.
If you are a C8 Z06 nut like me, you’ll recall that GM has been stumbling with production, and I specifically wrote about the allocation issues just last week. Well, if you are in line, or just enjoy seeing more on the road, some of your worries will be alleviated by this recent news reported by Roger Kiel on the C8 Corvette Owners Facebook page.
A record 63 Z06s were produced on Wednesday, April 5th, with a remarkable 1 out of every 3 being the 670 hp flat-plane crank rocket. An impressive 52 were the standard Z, with 11 Anniversary editions. Then not to be outdone, yesterday’s crew cranked out 5 more Z06s, with 65 standard models and only 3 Anniversary editions.
The other news for “Good News Friday” is GM’s announcement to extend the 2023 Corvette model year to September 1st. There hasn’t been any specific reporting on why GM made this extension, other than the obvious, which is to make up for lost time. Chevy dealers can still submit dealer stock orders (TRE) for any additional allocations that come in.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, as it’s reported the April order cycle for the Stingray begins with these constraints. We often have vibrant discussions on our Facebook page, I would love to hear from you! Douglas B.