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Part Shortages Park Chevy’s Most Powerful Corvettes

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 ordering orders
Image copyright Steven Pham, Muscle Cars & Trucks

It wasn’t too long ago that Chevrolet wrapped up its first year of production for the 2023 Corvette Z06, but despite the achievement, the company still has some work to do to complete the model year run and ship the cars to customers. On top of that, Orders for the 2024 Corvette E-Ray and Z06 are facing some delays due to supply chain or labor issues. 

2023 And 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Constraint: Details

According to Corvette Blogger, Chevrolet has an entire parking lot filled with unfinished Corvette Z06s. Suspected parts shortages may cause many customers to see a delay in delivering their highly anticipated supercars. Of course, carbon fiber is a culprit we’ve known about for causing delays for some customers, as the Z07 carbon fiber aero package has always been tight. Still, shortages have extended to the dive planes, engine appearance packages, and even the level 1 interior carbon fiber packages. Unfortunately, these shortages aren’t just affecting the 2023 model year, as 2024 production has begun, but it, too, is facing some issues. 

Front 3/4 view of 2024 Corvette E-Ray in Torch Red performing maneuvers on The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Pre-production model shown. Actual production model may vary. Model year 2024 Corvette E-Ray available 2023.

The last order cycle for the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette was focused solely on the Stingray. However, we are in the midst of another order cycle this week, specifically targeting the 2024 Corvette E-Ray and Z06. On that note, Corvette Blogger has a list of parts that see constraints for vehicle production. The 2024 Corvette E-Ray, includes: 

  • SON Gloss Black Forged Aluminum Wheels
  • ROX Bright Polished Forged Aluminum Wheels
  • ROU Pearl Nickel Forged Aluminum Wheels
  • ZZ3 Engine Appearance Package
  • B6P Carbon Fiber Engine Shield
  • FA5 Carbon Fiber Interior Package

As for the 2024 Corvette Z06, constraints include: 

  • T0F Carbon Flash High Wing
  • T0G Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing
  • CFZ Carbon Flash Ground Effects
  • CFV Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects
  • B6P Carbon Fiber Engine Shield
  • ZZ3 Engine Appearance Package
  • FA5 Carbon Fiber Interior Package

There’s a workaround for the ZZ3 Engine Appearance Package constraint, which can be achieved by ordering the D3V option, which puts the wiring harness and light into the engine bay. That’ll cost $100 and enable you to go to the aftermarket on the Carbon Fiber closeout panels or customize with exterior-painted panels. Hopefully, supply chain and labor issues will not continue too far into the future, as customers are growing antsy to get their hands on the epic American mid-engined sports car. 

2024 C8 Corvette E-Ray

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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