2023 Corvette Z06 spotted at Bowling Green Factory

In this video Bryon from Drive 615 on YouTube stops by the Bowling Green Kentucky factory where Corvettes are produced on his way to an event with his company Auto Parts Outlet.

He spots an Accelerate Yellow C8 Corvette Z06 convertible without the Z07 package (which will be on constraint with the start of C8 Z06 production in September).

It looks like one of the 90+ Capture Fleet Test vehicles and has been tested thoroughly. This gives you another spec of the C8 Corvette Z06 as you consider getting one for yourself.

2023 Corvette Z06 spotted at Bowling Green Factory

The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.

We covered Drive 615 spotting one of the first C8 Corvette Z06s right after the reveal in November 2021 in red mist as well.

Drive 615 was also one of the first people to go on the track with the C8 Corvette Z06 which we also covered here and our Instagram @C8CorvetteBlog (follow us there for more content)

First ride-along in 2023 Corvette Z06 (163 MPH)

C8 Corvette Z06 Production Starts September 2022 (Constraints)

It’s finally August 11th and “Thursday” allocation numbers that were anticipated today for the C8 Corvette Z06 sill haven’t been released.

However, we now know what Rick Corvette Conti was hinting at when he said C8 Corvette Z06 allocations had something to do with the number 3.

At first we thought that had something to do with the Top 3 Chevy  Corvette dealers with the most C8 Corvette sales will get the most as they usually do (Ciocca, MacMulkin, Criswell).

However the memo has stated the Chevy dealers with the most C8 Corvette sales since 2020 but with a caveat. It’s going to be based on the most “3LT” model C8 Corvettes with that trim package.

In our opinion this still favors the Top 3 Corvette dealers which is a good thing since all three Ciocca, MacMulkin, and Criswell all sell at MSRP unlike most of the other dealers across the country. With their volume of Corvette sales it would make sense they have sold the most 3LT trim package C8 Corvettes.

Rick Corvette Conti mentioned YouTubers and special VIP customers will get their C8 Corvettes first and that’s why you are seeing some at 3000 status with production start dates on September  19th, 2022. He also confirmed that there are constraints on the Z07 package and carbon fiber aero but that just means limited production so again its most likely you will see the first C8 Corvette Z06 produced have those options available to them especially the “VIP” customers Chevrolet and General Motors are choosing.

This means you are likely to see people like StreetSpeed717 and Emelia Hartford get the first C8 Corvette Z06s besides people like Rick Hendricks that bid over $4 million combined to charities at Barrett Jackson to get the first Convertible and Coupe C8 Corvette Z06.

Ciocca Corvette at MSRP

C8 Corvette Z06 Constraints

The memo also said the carbon fiber aero and Z07 package isn’t available. This is going to be a bummer for most people that have already been waiting years for this car. Especially since that package along with Carbon Fiber Wheels is what track enthusiasts really want. However, there are great aftermarket carbon fiber aero companies like Racing Sport Concepts that have a full C8 Corvette body aero kit and looks like a better anyway.

For example YouTubers like Speed Phenom that tracks his cars that has “put in an order” with a Chevy dealer in California to be first will have to decide does he want to be first or wait for the track focused package for example.

Another interesting thing about the 3LT package being a signal for dealers to get the most C8 Corvette Z06s could this be another way to limit flippers?

Most flippers want the most profit on their flips so typically they know even a 1LT or 2LT can get them the most profit with all the hype.

If a flipper has to choose a 3LT they won’t make as much profit on the flip so maybe this is another creative way Chevrolet and GM are using to limit and discourage flippers from getting these cars. Especially with them having to choose a 3LT with no aero package or Z07 options as well.

Latest C8 Stingray & Z06 Allocation/Constraint NEWS!

2023 Corvette C8 Z06 Specs, 6 Specs One Video!

In this video by Performance on Wheels you can see six different specs of the new 2023 Mid Engine C8 Corvette Z06 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.

This video really gives you insight on the different C8 Corvette Z06 specs especially the major differences between the carbon fiber Z07 package and the base model C8 Z06.

Also, you get a glimpse at the 70th Anniversary package spec on the C8 Corvette Z06 in comparison to a C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 package with the Carbon Revolution Carbon Fiber Wheels.

Today we share with the viewers multiple different specs Z06 C8 Corvette. A truly amazing machine. If you are on the waitlist or simply dreaming of owning a magnificent supercar someday. The affordable supercar. This video will add value your wait. There are six different z06 Corvette’s shared with you guys. Included two with the z07 packaged. The carbon fiber wheels are amazing! This is not a full Corvette review, it is just enjoying multiple specs of the C8 z06. We also show what that z06 exhaust sounds like.

Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala Not Providing C8 Z06 Highest Bid to the Public

When the C8 Corvette Z06 was unveiled 9 months ago in October of 2021 Rick Corvette Conti announced that his dealership Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala was going to have a bidding war of sorts for their C8 Corvette Z06 list they had already 100s of people on if not more.

The video Rick Corvette Conti shared was deleted but in the beginning of this video below you can see his response after that video had a really negative response as he explained it was the owners of Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala not himself making that decision of having the highest bidder win their first allocation of the Corvette C8 Z06.

2023 Z06 ORDERING RESPONSE

We decided to reach out to Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala on Instagram since they just had the C8 Z06 dealer tour and ordering is open and asked “What’s your highest bid for the Z06”?

They responded “We do not speak about that information to the public. Thanks!”..

We thought finding out what their highest bid was would help the “public” who would be bidding know what they need to “beat” to be their first C8 Corvette Z06 allocation.

We have since asked “How will the public know what to bid? and who’s the highest bidder at the moment” meaning did someone bid $10k over MSRP? Did they bid $100k over MSRP ect.. but no response yet.

We are not looking for a person’s name rather what is the highest bid that someone has to beat to be their first C8 Corvette Z06 allocation since they have said they are having a bidding war for over MSRP for it. Sounds like it might be a “blind” bidding war meaning just submit your highest bid for their C8 Corvette Z06 allocation and cross your fingers you were the highest bidder.

It’s pretty crazy not to know what to bid especially with them being in the Top 10 of dealers for Corvette sales and selling over 200 C8 Corvettes in the last few years. One of the top Corvette dealer Ciocca Corvette was very upfront and picked a day for people to stand in line first come first serve or send a wire and gained over 6,000 people on their list at MSRP. They sold over 1,400 C8 Corvettes last year. They also have a C8 Corvette Z06 tracker for their list.

We will keep you posted if they respond and if anyone has any information about Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala C8 Corvette Z06 “list” or “bidding war” leave a comment below.

UPDATE: August 4th, 2022 

We asked what if we wanted to bid or the public wanted to know so they knew what they would have to bid.

They said they “will ask the right to member and back to us”

Also, check out what some of the Phoenix Chevy Dealers are asking over MSRP for the C8 Corvette Z06 here

Every “Top” Phoenix Chevy Dealer is Selling C8 Z06 OVER MSRP

With the release of C8 Corvette Z06 pricing and order banks ready other than dealers waiting for their allocations we decided to check in on the current state of the C8 Corvette Z06 lists and call every “top” corvette Chevy dealer in Phoenix with a specialty in Corvette sales the last few years.

Here’s what some of Chevy Dealers in Phoenix, Arizona had to say about marking up the C8 Corvette Z06

  • Van Chevrolet wants $100k over sticker, 10k deposit but then there was a video that surfaced at $85k over MSRP for a C8 Corvette Z06
  • Earnhardt Chevrolet $75k over sticker and they have 16 people ready to go on this supposedly (didn’t mention if they actually have deposits)
  • Midway Chevrolet $50k over sticker and again have 15 plus people ready to do this (didn’t mention they have deposits)
  • AutoNation Chevrolet Arrowhead $40k over sticker, need deposit at time of order and then you get picked from a hat!
  • Gateway Chevrolet has 1 person ready to pay $74,900 over stick, 5 at $50k over and you can pay more than the first person to be the first order on their list. (they are a dealer that has been marking up C8 Corvettes since they came out just like Van Chevrolet.)
  • Sands Chevrolet Surprise want $40k over MSRP and didn’t seem like they took deposits yet or have a solid list willing to pay that
  • Sands Chevrolet Glendale said they are not sure but most likely $30k over MSRP and again haven’t entered an order yet and seems like they haven’t taken deposits but have a list of people they will call to see if they are willing to pay that.
  • Courtesy Chevrolet said they have 60 people at first on their list and then it turned into 76 people and they are charging a $20,000 mark up and all 76 people agreed to that mark up supposedly.

Luckily there are dealers in the country that are offering the C8 Corvette Z06 at MSRP like Ciocca, MacMulkin, and Criswell Chevrolet. Also, Whitmoyer Chevrolet who is friends with StreetSpeed717 and has about 4-5 YouTubers as his first orders is also honoring MSRP.

Let us know if you find out anything about any Phoenix Chevrolet Dealers in Arizona that aren’t changing MSRP or told you something different from above and we will update the information as given to us.

If you are an Phoenix Arizona Chevy dealer and want to correct any of this information or add to it leave a comment below and we will make it public and happy to edit any updates. This information was given to us directly from “Corvette” sales reps when calling about the C8 Z06 lists at these Chevy Dealers.

Also, if you guys like this content let us know and we will call some other top Chevy Corvette dealers in different states to see what they are doing as well.

Speed Phenom on YouTube has covered the markups on the C8 Corvette Z06 and C8 Corvette in Southern California as well many times.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 markups

And StreetSpeed717 learned that the 2nd list he was on besides Whitmoyer Auto Group wanted over $100,000 MSRP to move up their C8 Z06 list as well.

c8 z06 mark ups streetspeed717

Lastly if you find any Phoenix Chevy Dealer or any dealer in Arizona with a small list, no list, and selling a C8 Corvette Z06 at MSRP hit us up in the DMs and Follow us on Instagram @c8corvetteblog or leave a comment below. We will keep our C8 Corvette Blog updated.

2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 Markups! (VIDEO)

In this video by Speed Phenom on YouTube he visits a few local dealers in his area in Southern California to not only see the C8 Corvette mark ups that have continued these last few years but also other brands like Ford and Porsche marking up their vehicles as well.

As the supply chain issue persists, inflation has risen to over 9%, and with short supplies and high demand for performance vehicles like the C8 Corvette Z06 some dealerships are still taking advantage and charging $20k-$200k in mark ups on the most sought after cars. That mark up is pure profit for each dealership.

Recently we posted a video of StreetSpeed717 facing this same issue trying to get his 2nd C8 Corvette Z06 since he already took the first placement with Matt Beaver at Whitmoyer Auto Group in Pennsylvania. Streetspeed1717 learned that the other Chevy dealer wanted $100k plus markup to move him up on their C8 Z06 list.

Chevrolet and General Motors are trying to combat dealers with memos and flippers with voiding the warranty on the C8 Corvette Z06 if you sell it before the first year of ownership.

However, that will not stop a flipper it might stop the potential for used car dealers to buy it or the second owners of the C8 Z06 that lose the warranty potentially. They are blacklisting people that flip the C8 Z06 from getting access to newer C8 Corvette models or Corvette models in the future as well.

What is UP Youtube?  Welcome to Fred’s Full Throttle! So here we are mid July, (lunge) ….and we don’t have the Z06 pricing yet.  Not really a surprise, as I think the surprise will be whenever it gets announced. However in the meantime, I’ve had a few people ask me about my thoughts on pricing and specifically what people should be willing to pay.  Today we’re going to talk about pricing, and specifically my thoughts on how much over MSRP I’d be willing to pay. Link to Z06 Alternatives video: https://youtu.be/EqKQoKTaTsY Thumbnail Credit: Andi Hedrick / Road and Track Production music courtesy epidemicsound.com

Which C8 Z06 warranty will GM Void you sell first year!?! When is my Z06 Coming?!?

In this video from Records Rebuilds on YouTube he shares his insights on the C8 Z06 Warranty GM will void in the first year to prevent flippers from selling the C8 Z06 in the first 12 months.

What do you think? Do you think flippers will lose out now and maybe dealers they were going to flip the C8 Corvette Z06 to will no longer be interested since it will void the warranty on the C8 Corvette Z06?

Also, he has a custom calculator that helps you get a best estimate of when you might receive your C8 Corvette Z06 if you are on the list at Ciocca Corvette as he is.

Records Rebuilds was one of the best YouTubers with information about getting on Ciocca Corvette’s list to have the best chance at an MSRP C8 Corvette Z06. And also shared how to track your C8 Corvette Z06 list order number with Ciocca Corvette in case someone dropped off the list.

Ciocca Corvette bought Kerbeck Corvette within the last year and sold the most C8 Corvettes in 2021 with over 1,400 C8 Corvettes sold.

He is in the low 200s on their list and is thinking he will get it now in the March 2023 range if the C8 Z06 production starts September 15th, 2022 as projected.

C8 Z06 Tour Hits Whitmoyer Auto Group

As the C8 Corvette Z06 makes its rounds on the dealer tour it finally hit Whitmoyer Chevy or Whitmoyer Auto Group where at least 4-5 YouTubers are ordering their C8 Z06 from Matt Beaver who’s good friends with StreetSpeed717.

In these videos below from TurboTrouble, Jaret Campisi, My Calculated Randomness and even Mike StreetSpeed717 you can get an up and close look at the new C8 Z06. Also, they get some revs and start ups.

Everyone is blown away about the the new C8 Corvette Z06 and lists our over 6,000+ at one of the top Corvette dealers in the country. Since the C8 Corvette came out it’s taken the Automotive industry hype of a new model car to a new level.

Matt Beaver is putting in orders for Jaret Campisi & Christina Khalil, the Stradman, TJ Hunt, Dragtimes, and of course StreetSpeed717.

StreetSpeed717 just found out how insane the C8 Corvette Z06 mark ups really are when he checked on the 2nd list he was on for another C8 Z06 besides the one he is getting with Matt Beaver and they wanted $100,000 over MSRP.

In this video you can see another set of YouTubers Jaret and Christina Khalil order their C8 Z06 with Matt Beaver.

THE NEW C8 CORVETTE Z06 UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

StreetSpeed717 Learns About C8 Z06 Mark Ups (VIDEO)

In this video by Mike (StreetSpeed717) on YouTube he reached out to another Chevy Dealership for a second C8 Corvette Z06 since he already was first on his buddy Matt Beaver at Whitmoyer Chevy’s List.

As he went to go check in on his 2nd C8 Corvette Z06 list the Chevy saleswoman called him back and said he is still on the list but the current mark up was $100,000 and if he paid more he can get pushed higher up in the front of the line.

Although this was shocking for StreetSpeed717 since he is use to Matt at Whitmoyer hooking him up with the 1st position on his Corvette lists as they come out he wasn’t aware the other Chevy dealers have gone this insane.

Also, this isn’t anything new since even starting with the C8 Corvette in March of 2020 as they hit lots Chevy dealers from our own personal experience here in Arizona were charging $20k plus mark ups on that car. Van Chevrolet and Gateway Chevrolet being a few examples.

Currently this weekend we checked the local Arizona market and Van Chevrolet is still 100k over MSRP, 10k deposit, Midway Chevrolet wants 50k mark ups and supposedly have 16 people ready to pay that.

Earnhardt Chevrolet was over 75k MSRP, Gateway Chevrolet told us they have someone willing to pay 74.9k over MSRP, 5 other people willing to pay 50K over but we could be 6th on their list at MSRP unless we wanted to beat the $74.9k mark up.

Although GM is sending out letters and trying to stop flippers with the $5000 Chevy Rewards offer and no warranty if you sell the C8 Z06 within the first 12 months the bigger issue is the Chevy Dealers.

If GM and Chevrolet really wanted to stop the over MSRP nonsense they could take the Tesla approach only on the Corvette brand let people buy directly from them and have them delivered to their door or local Chevy Dealer for pick up. The Chevy dealers will still get the service on the Corvettes and then Chevrolet can price the Corvettes higher to keep flippers from making any profit on a flip.

Here are more articles we have written about the insane mark ups on the C8 Corvette and C8 Corvette Z06 over the last two years.

Details of Every 2023 Z06 Corvette Built So Far

In this video with Rick Corvette Conti he shares the stats on all of the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Test Vehicle and pre production builds.

Rick is a car salesman at Couglin Chevrolet of Pataskala in Pataskala Ohio and specializes in selling only corvettes for the dealership.

He gets information directly from General Motors and Chevrolet when it comes to ordering, production, allocations and as the Chevy dealers get the information in the US.

He has mentioned his store was going to have a bidding war for the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 with his allocations going to the top bidders. Not sure if that has changed or not but that is what he has shared on his social media profile and YouTube when the C8 Corvette Z06 was revealed in October 2021.

In the breakdown he shares there are 96 captured test fleet Corvette Z06s with 54% being coupes and 46% being convertibles. In the video you can learn more about the 96 Test and pre production 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 vehicles and learn how Chevrolet built each car.

The one thing we noticed is the break down seems like a real retail production run and what it really would look like with the options being very similar to what we think people would choose or have chosen with the 2023 C8 Corvette base model stingrays as well.