C8 Z06 May Be Delayed Again

C8 Z06 May Be Delayed Again

June 20, 2021 Off By Mike Vietro

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Since the C8 was first announced in 2019, rumors immediately started flowing about the future C8’s variants that would be coming down the road.

The first performance/Track Ready variant that was expected to hit the market was the Z06. All the rumors suggested it would be announced along with the 2022 market year C8, and with vehicles arriving in the second half of 2022, but we may have to wait a bit longer for it.

According to GM Authority, the Z06 has been delayed until the 2023 model year. The report does not say whether this delay will push back the other variants, but that seems likely, as Chevy is very unlikely to want to announce two different high performance model options during the same model year; something GM has never done in its history.

The other variants we expect are the E-Ray (base C8 with all-wheel drive hybrid components), the Corvette ZR1 (a twin turbo Z06), and the Zora (a 1,000hp ZR1 with E-Ray’s all-wheel drive electric components)!

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Jeff M.’s 1965 and 2021

White or red? I’ve had the award winning ’65 327/350HP Factory A/C convertible (one of about 160), since Corvette Mike did the pre-buy inspection for me 32 years ago. And it’s still serviced there. It was previously owned in the mid 80’s by actor Scott Baio, and I have ownership information back to the second owner with a pictures from 1966. It’s promised to my son. I took delivery of the 2021 Torch Red C8 Convertible in February after waiting a year and a half for it. It replaced a C7 convertible. Which replaced a 2003 convertible, which replaced a 40th anniversary convertible I sold to Corvette Mike. And so it goes.

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“From an amazing collection of all things on 4 wheels and big engines. Including really BIG ENGINES with aluminum heads from 1967, 1968 and 1969!!

So this artist rendering of blade silver trimmed with spice colored top and chairs makes you want to jump up and down with joy!!  But please buckle up while seated and hang on because the G Force acceleration will surely pull your cheeks back to touch your ears!  Ever heard that one before?  Not likely unless you are accustomed to cars with 650 plus horsepower. Not for the faint of heart mind you.  I’ve driven this beast and I’m here to tell you the surgery was painless pulling my cheeks back forward.  I left the grin from ear to ear in place.

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