In this hour long video by Brink of Speed he covers the latest C8 Z06 news including production start dates, Capture Test Fleet vehicle, and the new Carbon Fiber Wheel dilemma.
Brink of Speed says his is inside info but not official from General Motors. he has mentioned this contact in past videos and supposedly he doesn’t work for GM but works for a supplier of the C8 Corvette Z06 parts.
The official production date for the C8 Corvette Stingray is May 9th and people thought the C8 Corvette Z06 would start then as well.
The bad news is this supplier is saying the C8 Z06 production will not start until August of 2022 now. This actually coincides with another YouTuber we covered that had direct messages and replies from the official Corvette page on Instagram saying “late summer”, which official “Late summer” is September which is the end of Summer ending September 22nd, 2022.
The computer chip shortages as well as supply chain issues and other part shortages are really effecting the C8 Corvette Z06 launch just like it has with other Manufacturers. This is where its better sometimes to just go with what is available from the OEM and then getting aftermarket parts for the C8 Corvette like carbon fiber that might be on constraint. Magnetic Ride is one of the options that are on constraint currently but every C8 Z06 needs that and there isn’t an aftermarket option.