Gabe has many versions of his C8 Corvette on his Instagram @GabeFlorido and @CarLifestyle a car Instagram page he has built over the years. This version of his car includes AccuAir Suspension for that air bagged look.
He ended up being in the 1,500s on the list so he decided to take his deposit back about a month later. Also, his wife took her deposit back once they said you can only have one deposit down at MSRP per household to make it fair for the rest of the people on the list that put their deposits down.
So far the list is over 4-5k people at this one car dealer that want the C8 Corvette Z06 as fast as possible and “first”. This Chevy dealer has the best chance and getting the most C8 Corvette Z06s because they normally sell the most and have the most allocations. The dealership was recently purchased and in tradition they didn’t open the list until the car was actually unveiled, set up their rules to get on the list and started taking deposits at the day and time mentioned allowing people from all over the world to wire transfer money or if local drive to their dealer or fly in and stand in line in person.
No one knows how many C8 Corvette Z06 cars that Chevrolet can produce each year going forward especially with current supply chain issues and in the past it was only about 25%-35% or so of the base Corvette models. And the C8 Corvette Z06 might be even lower since each engine is hand built by about 13 engine builders they mentioned at the time of the reveal.
Do think he is right in the video about General Motors changing things up with Chevy Dealer allocation or even taking a “Tesla.com” model where people can buy directly from the manufacturer?
Leave your comments below we know it’s a tough subject and everyone is hyped about getting a C8 Corvette including the C8 Z06 but it’s tough for car dealers too that earned allocations by their history of past sales.
We have been covering TJ Hunt’s Car Build of the C8 Corvette for the last year and a half. Including when he picked up his C8 Corvette from Matt Beaver at Whitmoyer Chevrolet thanks to his buddy Mike StreetSpeed717 having that local Chevy dealer connection via YouTube and Car Giveaways with Inshane Designs.
Check out this video from HorsePower Obsessed as he covers the production date of the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 to start May 9th.
This aligns with a new video Rick Corvette Conti just posted we added to our post here. So if it starts on May 9th car dealers might be getting allocations for the C8 Z06 in Jan/Feb 2022.
Also, there has been buzz that the official pricing on the Corvette Z06 will be announced in April 2022 at the National Corvette Museum bash. The speculation is the base C8 Z06 will start in the $85-90k range and go up to $140k with the Z07 package, carbon fiber wheels, and fully loaded 3LZ model.
In our own personal experience we have talked to “smaller” Chevrolet dealerships recently and they wanted $5k deposit and will be marking up the C8 Z06 by $20k they had one person on the list so far so we would have been the 2nd but we went the Ciocca Corvette route with no mark ups at all.
YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH $$$ DEALERS ARE CHARGING FOR THE NEW 2023 C8 Z06!
The first Chevy dealer he goes to says $2,500 if your not a new customer $5k deposit and there will be mark up. They are doing a raffle for the list and most of their C8s had a $20k mark ups.
Check out this video from Sinclair Photos as he shows footage of the new 2023 C8 Z06 starting up, rolling out and revving at SEMA Show 2021 in Las Vegas.
Also, bonus footage of all the crazy builds and unveils of the most internet famous cars from brands like Rohanna Wheels, StreetHunter Designs, and more.
Per his video description about SEMA:
Today I checked out the outdoors area at SEMA where there were some of the most insane cars I’ve ever seen in my life. Widebody everything, huge trucks, and wild supercars! At the end we stumbled apon a reveal party for the C8 Corvette Z06 and it’s convertible version along with the new Nissan Z and the Hummer EV! The C8 Z06 start up and rev was amazing because it sounded like a Ferrari! I also got to see it driving which I haven’t seen on the internet before! I hope y’all enjoy!