Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Production is Halted?

Last week we posted an update from Rick Corvette Conti a Corvette sales professional in Ohio that General Motors is halting the orders of the new C8 Corvette Z06.

However, everyone is still wondering if production of the 300+ known allocations and possible 500 more “VIP” orders General Motors hand selected like Emelia Hartford, TJ Hunt, and the Stradman will still go into production this month.

StreetSpeed717 confirmed 3 YouTubers were hand selected by Chevrolet and General Motors at his local Chevy dealer in Pennsylvania at Whitmoyer Chevrolet.

There is also speculation General Motors is hand selecting these people in a unique way since EddieX and Speed Phenom on YouTube also were selected to get their orders of the C8 Corvette and Eddie X never owned Corvette before unlike Speed Phenom that has a “track” focused YouTube channel and since StreetSpeed717 was more “TRX” focused lately with his channel jumping cars.

And further speculation they are halting production because there is something wrong with the car now that its a flat plane crank engine and the highest NA horsepower engine ever built. Which is another reason why people are saying they are going to void the warranty if you don’t keep it at least 6 months and try to flip the car so they don’t have to pay to fix any of the issues.

Just when it was announced only 10% of C8 Corvettes were going to be C8 Z06 models or about 3,000 a year they pulled the rug out from everyone and stopped orders. There are people that have been on dealer lists for years that will have to continue to wait even longer for the new C8 Z06 that’s if they continue to wait at all or decide to switch over to a Acura NSX, McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini instead.

In this video Speed Phenom, Austin mentions he doesn’t have any inside information about the C8 Corvette Z06 production still starting on his hand selected allocation for the C8 Z06 but he doesn’t seem too worried about it.

Our guess is even though General Motors and Chevrolet halted orders for the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 they are still going to start production on the 300+ allocations given out to dealers in August, 2022 including the hand selected “VIPs” and YouTubers they wanted to have the car.

General Motors Halts 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Orders (VIDEO)

If there wasn’t enough drama, waiting, mark ups with the C8 Corvette and the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 you’re in luck there’s more!

Rick Corvette Conti on YouTube just let the Corvette community know that General Motors and Chevrolet are not accepting any more orders for the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 until 2024!

The C8 Corvette has been nothing but issues since they debuted the car in the summer of 2019 in California. And when they did with a starting $59,995 price tag it increase the C8 Corvette demand like no other Corvette in it’s history being a new mid engine platform. People looked at it as they do with most Corvettes an American sports car with tremendous value.

Now almost three years later you can find C8 Corvettes selling above MSRP as many Chevy dealers marked up the C8 Corvette as well as the new and highly anticipated flat plane crank high revving C8 Corvette Z06 for 2023.

On July, 28th, 2022 about 9 months after the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 reveal they opened up the order banks and provided about 315 allocations to Chevy dealers that quickly marked them up to $90k-100k to get the first C8 Z06s.

Along with the people having to pay mark ups for the early orders or being on lists for years they provided YouTubers and VIPs a chance to skip the long dealer lists and get theirs first as well. For example Emelia Hartford has been given two C8 Corvette Z06 press cars and has placed her order. Also, Austin with Speed Phenom has also entered his order as well with a Chevy Dealer in California that isn’t in the top 100 for Corvette sales.

And as of today September 2nd, 2022 Rick Corvette Conti a Corvette sales person in Ohio at Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala received noticed they are no longer taking orders for the C8 Corvette Z06 until 2023! He mentioned its due to supply chain which funny enough has effected the entire United States in many areas since November of 2020.

Also, we found out that one of the first C8 Corvette allocations that were suppose to be built September 19th 2022 has been pushed back until November, 2022.

On Today’s upload, EVEN MORE BREAKING NEWS for the 2023 Corvette, NOW ALL Z06 orders are stopped until New Year as announced from Chevrolet!

So how many of you are going to continue to wait? Leave a comment below if you are going to wait for the C8 Corvette Z06, get your deposits back from dealers, or get something else?

Tadge Juechter Confirms C8 Corvette Z06 Top Speed is 195MPH

In this video by Tadge Juechter and Team Corvette they present a full walk around of the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 at Corvettes at Carlisle.

Tadge Juechter the Chief Corvette Engineer confirms the C8 Corvette Z06 Top Speed without the Z07 aero package is 195 MPH and 189 MPH for the Z07 Package C8 Z06.

Also, below you can see different talks from Team Corvette talk about the C8 Corvette DCT transmission issues and the Quality brand manager discuss how he is against aftermarket modifications and will not allow a warranty to cover issues related to them.

These videos are thanks to MDK9950 on YouTube, check out his channel for more C8 Corvette Z06 related content from Corvettes at Carlisle.

Tadge Juechter leads Team Corvette in presenting the 70th Anniversary 2022 Z06 w/Z07 – Walk Around

From Friday August 26, 2022 at Corvettes at Carlisle’s main stage area. Tadge Juechter Corvettes Executive Chief Engineer says the top speed of the Z06 WITHOUT the full aero & big wing found on Z07 is 195 MPH.

Corvettes at Carlisle Tech Talks – Dave Simpson on the C8 DCT Transmission

Corvettes at Carlisle Team Corvette Tech Talks on the DCT transmission on Thursday August 25, 2022. Presented in the Chevrolet Team Corvette tent by Dave Simpson Corvette’s Program Quality Manager for Transmissions.

Corvettes at Carlisle 2022 Tech Talks – C8 Maintenance – Jeff Strausser

Corvette Team at Corvettes at Carlisle Tech Talks on Thursday August 25, 2022 presented by Jeff Strausser Corvette’s Brand Quality Manager

You can really see in this video that Jeff Strausser Corvette’s Brand Quality Manager is against modifications on the C8 Corvette and they will not warranty an aftermarket modification causing an issue or related to an issue on your Corvette C8.

Speed Phenom C8 Corvette Z06 will be $190,000

In this video by Speed Phenom he is selling his C8R cheap to get ready for his C8 Corvette Z06 order that was picked up by Chevrolet as a “VIP” YouTuber order.

Since his C8 Corvette Z06 was picked up he is selling his C8R cheap to use the money towards the C8 Corvette Z06 track car he has coming.

He mentioned his C8 Z06 spec is $190,000 out the door with taxes so he has high expectation for the Corvette Z06 flat plane crank at the price.

He has paid well over $250,000 for a McLaren 600LT so he is use to paying “supercar” prices. He has had two C8 Corvettes so far including the C8R edition he is currently selling for $119,000 per one of he recent video descriptions.

C8 Z06 10% Limitation on C8 Corvette Z06 Production Temporary

In this video by Records Rebuilds he covers the Mac Haik Chevrolet $90,000 over MSRP debacle and leaked document showing that General Motors was going to limit C8 Corvette Z06 production to only 10% of previous years C8 Corvette Stingray production.

The document said 10% of National Allocation Quantity and the target production date is September 12th. As well as the 2023 Corvette Z06 Carbon Fiber would be reduced to 3% of National Allocation Quantity.

However they have started giving out 10% of allocations already and in the comments there will plant restrictions and supplier restrictions.

Records Rebuilds thinks they will ramp up to 30% of allocations to be the C8 Z06 model if they are already starting at 10%.

Mac Haik Chevrolet did reverse course and their General Manager Josh Potts said they will sell it at MSRP after the internet put them on blast.

 

C8 Corvette Z06 Ripping Around Laguna Seca Raceway

In this video by Speed Phenom he highlights the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 on Laguna Seca Raceway press day for Monterey Car week.

You can see what it’s like for the C8 Corvette Z06 to rip around the track similar to the video we posted by 615 drive a few months back at the Indy 500 as well where he was the first one to post a ride along of the C8 Corvette Z06 around a track.

The biggest difference with the new C8 Corvette Z06 vs the base stingray model is the new flat plane crank with the Ferrari 458 like high revving high RPM exhaust sounds.

The driver demonstrates a “stealth” mode on the new C8 Corvette Z06 that quiets the C8 Z06 down but not sure many owners will be using that and will prefer to hear the exhaust notes.

Join us on historic and legendary Laguna Seca for the debut laps in the new 2023 Corvette Z06!

Also, in the description of the video Austin has reduced the price of huis C8  Corvette C8.R edition to $119k if you are interested.

Corvette C8 Z06 Track Flyby Exhaust Sound! Acceleration & Downshifts at Laguna Seca

C8 Corvette Z06 Ordering Officially Starts (CONFIRMED)

In this video Rick Corvette Conti confirms C8 Corvette Z06 ordering officially starts today. There are also C8 Corvette Z06 constraints including with the C8 Z06 Areo Z07 package that we shared a few days ago.

AS WE SAID, CONFIRMED TODAY, 1st official day of Z06 Corvette allocation release. We break down constraint items for Z06, how many allocations were released PLUS we talk about Stingray and its order availability for 2023 Corvette!

Rick confirms again the allocations are going to be a percentage of the 3LT Corvette sales the Chevy Dealership has accomplished since 2020 when the C8 Corvette came out.

Allocations come out once month and Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala a top 10 Chevy dealership received 0 allocations. However, Rick states that 196 C8 Corvette Z06 allocations were given across the 3,000 other Chevy dealers and assumes some of the C8 Z06s are based on VIPs .

Only 59 C8 Corvette Z06s can have the full carbon fiber package out the 196 C8 Corvette Z06 allocations for August.

C8 Corvette Z06 Allocation Update:

There were 281 allocations were given and 93 Z07 package models. Also, GM is limiting C8 Corvette Z06 production to only 10% of all of the C8 Corvette production which means its more likely to be in the 2500-3000 Corvette Z06s will be produced which is extremely low. There are at least two dealers with more than 2k people on their C8 Z06 lists. A lot of people are going to be disappointed for sure.

We reached out to one dealer that had 6 allocations and they are marking up all 6 by $100,000. Also, another Chevy dealer wouldn’t even say if they received allocations and said if they did the owner of the Chevy dealer is just going to order them himself and then let people buy them when they come in marked over $75,000.

Emelia Hartford Gets to Drive the FIRST C8 Corvette Z06 Press Car!

In this video you get to see Emelia Hartford drive the first C8 Corvette Z06 (Carbon Black Metallic 70th Anniversary Edition) Press Car.

Emelia Hartford has been working with Chevrolet and General Motors for awhile now as being one of the first YouTubers to build a Twin Turbo C8 Corvette and get in the low 9s in the quarter mile.

She also starred in the Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 commercial and reveal along with Devin Booker.

You can also see a side by side comparison of her Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Z51 vs the new 2023 70th Anniversary C8 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package. She has a rev off with the high RPM flat plane crank C8 Z06 vs her Twin Turbo C8 Z51 and the C8 Corvette Z06 sounds so good even with that stock exhaust many will straight pipe.

We will keep you updated with the latest Corvette C8 news so make sure to bookmark our site and visit daily for more updates.

Here’s How Much a 2022 C8 Corvette Sold For

In this video from NoLimitMax she shares his experience of selling a brand new 2022 C8 Corvette 2LT for $95,000 after paying $72,000 + sales tax.($78,000). He thought $22,000 over MSRP would be fair.

This video is a great breakdown of the current state of the C8 Corvette market and as you can see two years later after the 2020 release of the Corvette C8 they are still selling for well above MSRP including now the C8 Z06.

This also doesn’t include how much the car dealer sold it for once they purchased it from him for $95,000.

He waited 10 months for the torch red Corvette C8 2LT and drove it for about 1,000 miles before selling it and loved it. However, he knew it would be worth more than he paid for it and wanted to take advantage of the current Corvette C8 market while it’s still hot vs. the Corvette C7 which is still sky high.

Carmax offered $92,000 so he decided to cold call local Chevy Dealers in his area and came up with the $95,000 sales price that he would be happy with and sell it to a dealer to make it easy.

What We Know So Far About the Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette E Ray

In this video by Fred’s Full Throttle on YouTube he moves on from the C8 Corvette Z06 pricing conversations to everything we know about the all wheel drive hybrid electric C8 Corvette possibly called “Eray”.

This week I decided to move on from Z06 pricing discussion, and start taking a look at the C8 E-Ray.  What is an E-Ray?  Where does it fit in the Corvette lineup?  Is it fast?  And most importantly, will it be fun? I’m going to take a look at the car, sharing what information has been released, as well as cover some of the not confirmed, but likely to be true guesses on other aspects of the car.  One important note, for everything I’m going to share here, I will try to be clear about what is confirmed/official versus what is speculation and an educated guess.So let’s go talk about the E-Ray!

As we have shown spotted back on July 21st the C8 Corvette Eray was testing at the Nürburgring thanks to Car Spy Media uploading the footage to their Youtube Channel.

Also, we covered Mark Reuss going on CNBC back in April 2022 where he confirmed an Electric Corvette was coming as well as a hybrid electric assisted C8 Corvette similar to what Acura NSX created years ago. And in August 2021 we shared a video of an Acura NSX be spotted and benchmarked with the C8 Corvette test vehicles leading people to believe there would be an electric hybrid version.

And as early as October 2021 there was more footage of an electric hybrid C8 Corvette testing with the C8 Z06.

Another really good catch was by Chevy Dude with the C8 Corvette Z06 reveal in October 2021 and them using an all wheel drive dyno we also shared suggesting an all wheel drive C8 Corvette was coming.

Lastly, we just covered some information first reported by Motor1.com and with video proof on Instagram of what was believed to be a C8 Corvette Eray test vehicle going up in flames. Which then Motor1.com switched to “test mule” vs. Eray per GM’s PR team. 

[UPDATE] Chevrolet has issued a statement regarding the fiery incident. In an e-mail to Motor1.com, Trevor Thompkins, Senior Manager, Chevrolet Passenger Cars, Performance and Motorsports Communications at General Motors, said:

“A Corvette development vehicle undergoing extreme testing by one of our suppliers this week had a thermal incident. All who were involved are safe as this is our top priority.  We are investigating the situation with the supplier.”

We have a whole category on our C8 Corvette Blog dedicated the Corvette Eray to keep you updated. Be sure to bookmark our site and visit back often for the latest updates and news on the C8 Corvette only.

Some of the Top C8 Corvette Eray Questions

The speculation is somewhere between the $65k and $106k C8 Corvette Stingray and C8 Corvette Z06 models.
Yes, at some point in 2023 Mark Reuss stated on CNBC that there will be an electric corvette variant model of the C8 Corvette.