Now that the C8 Corvette has been around for over a year, fans and buyers alike are left wanting more. This is not to say that the Stingray isn’t a capable sports car, as it is by far the most potent base model Corvette we’ve had yet. That said, it is the high performance models that have given America’s sports car its supercar-rivaling reputation. With the 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 expected to be just around the corner, the folks at Corvette Blogger may have pointed out a possible loophole that could allow customers to take delivery as soon as possible.
Should you be in the market for a track-focused iteration of the C8, Chevrolet’s Pick your VIN program may be worth looking into. Option the RPO code and General Motors gives you the chance to choose a specific VIN number for a price of $5,000, should it be approved. While somewhat pricey, this program allows collectors to own the same VIN through several generations. Not every VIN number is made available by the automaker, but this could allow particularly invested buyers a chance to move up their build slot allocation. This tactic was used by several automotive influencers when the C8 Corvette first debuted, who subsequently were among the first to take delivery as a result.
That said, Chevrolet has of course yet to confirm that such a program will be available for the 2022 model year Corvette, or if it will jump customers to the front of the line. But for those looking forward to the flat-plane crank V8 scream of the 2022 Corvette Z06, this would be something to keep an eye on.
We wouldn’t judge anyone for putting up the extra cash for the possible chance to be among the first to drive the inaugural mid-engined Z06. This is especially true after watching the C8.R dominate on the track, and knowing that the street-car will feature a 5.5L flat-plane DOHC V8 based on that unit. Let us know below whether or not you would take advantage of the Pick your VIN program.