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The Order Guide Currently Omits The Corvette Z06

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The 2023 Corvette Stingray order guide is up, and we’ve got the details. While the order guide is not currently including the new 670 horsepower Z06 variant, there are still a few notable details to go over. Per the official dealer order guide, here’s a quick breakdown of 2023 Stingray Updates:


(ZCR) IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition
(HU3) Morello Red Dipped interior
(HT7/HFC) Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow interiors
(5DF) 19″ front/20″ rear 5-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels, LPO

New Features

(HNK) Adrenaline Red Dipped interior
(Y70) 70th Anniversary Special Edition
(BAZ) Stealth Interior Trim Package
(Q99) 19″ front/20″ rear 20-spoke bright machined-face forged aluminum wheels
(Q9A) 19″ front/20″ rear 20-spoke Carbon Flash-painted forged aluminum wheels with Red stripe
(Q9I) 19″ front/20″ rear 20-spoke Gloss Black forged aluminum wheels
(NGA) Black exhaust tips
(S47) Chrome lug nuts, LPO


(CFY) 70th Anniversary plaque, standard on all models and trims.

GM locked down the C8 Corvette's ECU, and now the aftermarket appears to be left out of the automaker's future.
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2023 Corvette Stingray: A Closer Look

If you’re familiar with C8 Corvette news, especially as we’ve been writing it here at MC&T, you’re probably already familiar with most of these additions, the 70th Anniversary Edition in particular. But the Stealth Interior Trim Package is something new to us. So looking a little deeper, here’s what the 2023 Corvette Stingray Stealth Interior Trim Package (RPO code BAZ) will entail: “a dark finish with aluminum trim.” It will be available on both 2LT and 3LT coupe and convertible variants. Additionally, the black exhaust tips (RPO Code NGA) require the performance exhaust option (RPO code NPP), and is available on all 2023 Corvette Stingray trim levels.

Production for the 2022 Corvette is expected to end on May 6th, 2022.  Three days after production for the 2022 model comes to a close, the factory will begin building the 2023 Corvette Stingray on May 9th, 2022. And yes, that ECU is still locked.

Stay tuned for full details on the highly-anticipated 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 supercar, production dates, pricing, and more.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 70th Anniversary Edition
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.


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