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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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The First Customer-Ordered 2023 Corvette Z06s Have Been Built!

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    Crossposted from CorvetteBlogger.com

    With the way this rollout has gone for the 2023 Corvette Z06, we sure could use some good news from Chevrolet about the production status of the car. Well, here it is: The first customer-order 2023 Corvette Z06s have been completed!!

    Coming in at 331 days after last year’s reveal in California, the first customer-owned cars have been finished. Chevy even made their self-imposed “Summer Availability” deadline with today being the final day of Summer.

    With multiple sources chiming in, we’ve known since Wednesday that Chevrolet has reached this milestone with America’s newest supercar. Now, all we need is for the automaker to share the photo of that first Z06 Corvette at the end of the assembly line to make it official.

    Our sources also tell us that more Z06s are scheduled to be built next week as well. Stay tuned for more details, and congratulations as the Z06’s Start of Regular Production (SORP) is here!!
    Senior Editor and Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the National Corvette Museum is my personal Graceland.



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    So exciting that GM stated back on October 26th that they would have customer Z06’s build by the end of summer, and they did so.

    Hundreds if not thousands of skeptics have doubted that, in fact right now elsewhere there are quite a few erroneous articles, threads, blogs, and posts saying production will not start until next year, some stating that the first customer Z06’s will be a 2024 model. With some further going off the rails pronouncing that the car is delayed due to serious engine and/or DCT issues, that consequently the Z06 has been changed to a 2024 model, and other wrongly-imagined scenarios.

    On the contrary MidEngineCorvetteForum has been a consistent, positive voice saying just like Yogi Berra, “it ain’t over until its over” — with today being the last day of summer, and that we expect/expected the first customer Z06 to be completed no later than today, just as tomorrow (Friday) it will be officially in writing GM confirmed!!!

    Folks should have listened to the explicit words of Corvette’s Marketing Manager Harlan Charles who told all at the April NCM Bash, in response to a Q&A question as to when the first customer Z06’s would be revealed, “the last day of summer.” Harlan, you told us all that day as clearly as you could have. We heard you at MECF! Believed you since!

    Doubters go back into your negative worlds, for yesterday as promised, GM has delivered the first customer Z06’s — in spite of the manufacturing supply chain worldwide-meltdown. In fact three customer Z06’s have been completed. Congratulations GM!

    We look forward to yesterday being just day one of a many, many, many years of C8 Z06 manufacture!!!



    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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    • #3
      Very Sweet!

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      • #4
        So that must mean Hendrick got his car? Probably not via museum delivery!

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        • #5
          Fantastic! Now let’s hope they over deliver on estimated early quantities and slow rollout! 👍
          I’m goin’ driving 👍

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jetdriver View Post
            So that must mean Hendrick got his car? Probably not via museum delivery!
            His VIN 001 C8 Ssgtingray was picked up by his own driver, in one of his own transporters. I'm sure the same is true for the Z06.
            Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

            Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

            Never grow up - It's a trap.

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            • #7
              He apparently also bought the first Z06 HTC at the bargain basement price of $1,000,000.
              I’m goin’ driving 👍

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                He apparently also bought the first Z06 HTC at the bargain basement price of $1,000,000.
                we laugh, but if its a Z07 70th car, it might be worth that some day!

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                • #9
                  GREAT news! Hoping for many more to come! Any word on if they will stick the the percentages previously mentioned?
                  -Dave

                  2023 Elkhart Lake Blue 3LT HTC Z51

                  Deposit @ MM: 8/17/2021 - 2000: 7/14/2022 - 3000: 7/19/2022 - 3300: 8/10/2022 - 3400: 8/19/2022 - TPW: 8/22/2022 - Built: 9/8/2022 - NCM Delivery: 9/17/2022 - Home sweet home: 9/18/2022

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by O-Tag View Post
                    GREAT news! Hoping for many more to come! Any word on if they will stick the the percentages previously mentioned?
                    They will until their ramp up is done and they see how suppliers can provide parts. Then if things are looking good, they would increase percentages.
                    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by C8UR911
                      Tadge and the team come through on the Last official day of summer…
                      The came through yesterday, e.g. with a day to spare. 2022 is a rare year in which the last day of summer was today, the 22nd. The first 3 Z06’s were completed yesterday.
                      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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                      • #12
                        That's great!! Only 126 ish or more to go! If you know you know on the ish or more lol 😆
                        Barry L
                        23 Z51 - current
                        23 Z06 status 3000
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                        86 Coupe
                        ​​​99 FRC
                        15 Z51
                        19 Grand Sort Z07
                        17 Z06

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                        • #13
                          Regular customer Z06 production has started. Regular customer production has started. That is so good. Or to put it GM’s way the start of regular production has started. SORP has started. Sounds great not matter how it is stated or re-stated. Congratulations to the entire Corvette team whether you are located in Michigan or Bowling Green. We thank you.

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone recall when these initial orders were accepted by GM?

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                            • #15
                              Not to split hairs (I did go to law school to split hairs on words) here but come on! No Z06 is available by the summer 2022 self imposed deadline. I hate to be Debbie downer but when a manufacturer announces on their website to the consumer "available summer 2022" and there are no Z06's in the market place to buy a reasonable person would conclude it is not available yet. Clearly there are reasons why they missed their deadline but let us be realistic in this difficult manufacturing environment. Just my 2 cents.

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