The NCM Receives First 2023 Corvette Z06 R8C Delivery
Source: National Corvette Museum Facebook
Excitement brews at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) as the first R8C delivery for the Corvette Z06 has arrived. This supercar has been released to dealers earlier this month, with many Corvette enthusiasts joining in on the fun. NCM’s official Facebook page posted pictures of two vehicles, wrapped and delivered, with a caption asking people what they think the cars are. The caption reads: “We received a special delivery today! Can anyone guess what it might be?” and “We received a special delivery today. However, we're afraid it won't stay under wraps much longer.” Many commenters recognize the dashing carbon fiber wheels, torch red coating, and yellow brake calipers.
Corvette Z06: America’s Supercar Hero
Last month, Forbes released an article labeling the Corvette Z06 as ‘America’s Supercar Hero’. They said that the Corvette Z06 is a “breath of fresh air in an American market segment dominated by European imports.” From the engine to the interiors, the Corvette Z06 shines in almost every aspect and the performance specs make it so. To start, the Z07 performance package improves many aspects such as spring rates and includes Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. The Corvette comes with carbon fiber on the wheels, fins, and rearwing, and the interior as an option as well. There is also the FE7 suspension with specific Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 calibrations and the Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires. The performance package is priced at $8,995.
In our previous blog, we compared the Corvette Z06 with the Ferrari 458. The naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine with 670 horsepower (175 more horsepower than the Stingray) and 460 lb-ft of torque makes this Corvette the fastest of its kind.
Weighing more than an estimated 30 kg than the Stingray, the Corvette performs at a much higher velocity, outperforming other cars. In addition, the Corvette Z06 price is lower than the Ferrari, yet offers much more power, starting at $106,395, while the Ferrari 458 started at around $235,000. Given the difference in pricing, the demand for the Z06 trumps the 458.
Chevy’s initial action plan was to have a ‘metered launch’ for the Corvette Z06, where they took an initial batch of orders and stopped. Taking orders ended in July, but it seems they will be taking more orders from dealers for 2023. There are no specific numbers yet as to how many orders they will take in, but it’s clear that there is more demand for the Corvette Z06. At the end of October, around 41 Z06 orders had been made.
R8C deliveries from the NCM often take two to three weeks. The folks at the NCM must be having a field day, wouldn’t you? The hype and the excitement for the new Corvette Z06 is high and it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. We can only imagine the excitement new owners must be feeling.
Have you checked out the Corvette Z06? What do you think? Have Z06 on order, when’s your expected delivery date? Let us know in the comments.