From our friends at Corvette Blogger
The Corvette Blogger attended this year’s National Corvette Museum Bash and came back with some very interesting information. Like previous years, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles gave a rundown of the production numbers, as well as the most popular colors and options for the 2023 model year.
As of March 2023, they were showing 40,562 total C8s with the breakdown being 94% Stingray and 6% Z06. The last time they hit more than 40,000 cars produced in a model year was in 2016, and that’s when the line was running much faster than it is today. So with all the supply chain issues and other factors in play, the production team is doing a great job in getting America’s favorite sports car in the hands of new owners.
According to the slide above, Corvette Stingray production is still running around 52% Coupes vs 48% Convertibles. The most popular trim for the Coupe is the 2LT at 42% while buyers for the convertible are selecting the 3LT trims overwhelmingly at 55%. The top colors for the Stingray are Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, and Red Mist. Black interiors account for over 30% of production with Adrenaline Red being second at 24%.
For the Z06, the Convertible model is currently out-selling the Coupe by 51% to 49%. The 3LZ trim package dominates both Coupes (73%) and Convertibles (86%). The Z06’s top colors are the same as the Stingray but reshuffled with Black being the top color at 14% with Torch Red being the second most-popular color. A four-way tie comes up for third with Arctic White, Red Mist, Pearl White (70th Anniversary), and Hypersonic Gray all garnering 9% of production.
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The 1958 Convertible was the first Corvette I ever saw (I was only 11 years old). After owning a 1974, 1980 and 1984 in the past I finally bought my 1958 dream car from a dealer in Minnesota. It’s in great condition and I drive it every day that I can.
3ZR Preferred Equipment Group
8-Speed Paddle Shift Automatic
ZR1 Chrome Aluminum Wheels
Chrome Badge Package
Performance Air Intake
Yellow Painted Calipers
Jet Black, Leather Seating Surfaces With Sueded Microfiber Inserts
One owner, Triple Black, PDK, Sport Chrono Pkg Plus, Power Confort seats w/driver’s memory, 19? Turbo wheels, Bose High End Sound Pkg.,Bluetooth phone interface, Porsche C.O.A.Very nice car!
15 OPTION 435HP 2 TOP CONVERTIBLE W/RADIO DELETE!
ONLY KNOW EXAMPLE W/SIDE PIPES, F41, SHOULDER HARNESS AND HEADREST SEATS!!!
Two-time NCRS Top Flight winner
NCRS-validated tank sticker and car shipper
Matching numbers L71 427/435 HP V-8 engine
Very rare 15 factory option 435 HP Corvette with Radio Delete
The only known example with these options in Sunfire Yellow
Matching numbers M21 close ratio 4-speed transmission
Sunfire Yellow with Black stinger
1 of 747 ordered Radio Deleted
3.36 Positraction rear end
775×15 White stripe tires
NCRS shipping data report!
Five 15-inch bolt-on wheels
Speed minderHardtop and soft top
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