Chevrolet Re-Opens 2023 Corvette Z06 Order Banks

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Chevrolet has been using a "metered" approach for ordering the high-zoot Z06 trim of the 2023 Corvette.

Meaning the order banks were opened and then temporarily closed. Now they're open again. Oh, and deliveries have begun.

"We had previously shared with dealers and the public that we had accepted enough Z06 orders to fill the number of Z06 production slots we had for calendar year 2022, so we stopped elevating dealer orders to accepted orders that the plant would build. Now we are saying we’re going to accept more dealer orders to continue filling the pipeline of Z06 production through the end of model year 2023," Chevy spokesperson Trevor Thompkins told

The first builds of the car rolled across the assembly line late in September. As per usual, the car will be built in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Racing mogul Rick Hendrick bought the first car -- a 70th anniversary model with the Z07 package and a Carbon Flash Metallic paint job, at auction, with his $3.6 million winning bid going to charity. Interestingly, the auction was in January, even though the production builds were months away.

The base price for the hi-po version of the C8 is $106,395, including destination. You'll get 670 ponies for your money.

[Image: Chevrolet]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Buickman Buickman on Nov 03, 2022

    bought out my '19 Stingray lease drop. the current offering holds no interest for me.

    it is far more stylish than the new ones, but that's just my opinion.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 03, 2022

    Not sure I trust a vehicle assembled in a deep red state like Kentucky. I would hold out for any of the fine motor vehicles produced in Massachusetts.

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    • John John on Nov 05, 2022

      Only trust a vehicle assembled in a red state. Why would you want a blue junker ?

  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on Nov 04, 2022

    If I'm spending that kind of coin, do I want to share the service department with Ma and Pa Kettle having their Malibu repaired?

    I'd rather have a Porsche, even if it's slower.

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    • BetterOne BetterOne on Nov 04, 2022

      Even worse than typical GM clientele, the pimple-faced LOF tech who just forgot to replace that TrailBlazer's oil fill cap is slated to work next on your $150K Z06...