Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Production is Halted?

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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.

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