The highly anticipated street-legal race car known as the Corvette Z06 has only just been revealed, and despite that, a Maryland dealer already has over 1,000 orders on file. And it probably has much to do with the fact that the supercar’s DOHC flat-plane LT6 V8 spins up to 8,600 RPM and produces 670 horsepower – the most of any naturally aspirated V8 engine. And it’s not just all show and no go, either, as the 2023 Corvette Z06 can sprint from 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds. To top it all off, customers are placing orders without even hearing what the price is (which is officially TBD).
1087 people already on the Z06 list at a single dealer. Wow. pic.twitter.com/pm8ITx3GlP
— Zerin Dube (@SpeedSportLife) October 27, 2021
C8 Corvette Z06 Wait Time Could Be Years
According to Jalopnik, a dealer by the name of Chris Morgan from Criswell Chevrolet in Maryland posted to a Facebook group called Wholesale Car Club. According to the dealer’s website, Criswell Chevrolet of Gaithersburg, Maryland is the third largest Corvette Dealer in the USA and has the largest allocation of the new mid engine Chevrolet C8 Corvette in Maryland.
The dealership employee notes that, because his dealership is one of the largest Chevy dealers in America, they could likely receive 80-100 new C8 Corvettes a month. However, with the chip shortage, we wonder how authentic that number will be come 2022.
Either way, because of its size, Criswell Chevrolet is likely to get more Z06 allocations than most dealership. However, with over 1,000 people on the waitlist already, it may take three to four years before customers can take delivery of their Corvette Z06 orders, suggesting that maybe contacting the smaller Chevy dealer down the street from their house may not be such a bad idea. Should customers opt to get in line, a refundable deposit of $1,000 can be given to the dealership to get your name on the Criswell Chevrolet waitlist.
Production for the 2023 Corvette Z06 begins in the summer of 2022, exclusively at the Bowling Green Assembly plant in both left and right-hand drive orientations.