It would be a travesty if the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette didn’t have the performance to match its staggering good looks, making it appear as if it’s going fast even when parked. The good news is that even the most affordable version of this very reasonably priced sports car is an incredible performer, and there’s even more performance available this year with an all-new Z06 version. However, if you’d like to be driving a 2023 Corvette of your own around Woodbridge, Vaughan, Brampton, Kleinburg, Mississauga, and Greater Toronto Area, you’d better get in touch and place a factory order asap.
There’s a familiar look to the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette lineup, and once again, every model is available as a coupe or a convertible body style. The first model in the range is the 1LT, which should never be called entry-level or a base model because it’s so much more than that. The next model in the family is the 2LT, and you don’t need a degree in astrophysics to work out the third model is called the 3LT. Corvette fans will be delighted to learn that the 3LT is no longer the range-topping model, as that accolade now belongs to the much-anticipated Z06 version of the new Corvette.
The standard engine for the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette is a powerplant you’d generally expect to find in a range-topping model. That engine is a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V-8 that provides the C8 with 490 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque in standard tune, or 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. when you order the Corvette with the available performance exhaust system. Chevrolet says this powerplant gets the Stingray from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and the top speed on the track is a creditable 194 mph.
Of course, that’s just the starter for the 2023 model year because the main course is now a new Z06 ‘Vette that eclipses even those numbers. Powering this mighty beast is a 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V-8 that sets a new horsepower high score for a production V-8 without turbocharging or supercharging. The resulting peak output is a massive 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm, and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,300 RPM. Like every other version of the 2023 Corvette, the power reaches the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and electronic limited-slip differential.
Chevy could have gone down the route of creating a standalone commemorative trim level to mark the 70th anniversary of the Corvette legend. Instead, a 70th Anniversary Edition package is available as an add-on, and this is available to add to a factory order for any version of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette. And yes, that even includes the Z06. Even if you give the 70th Anniversary Edition package a miss, every 2023 Corvette will still feature a commemorative 70th-anniversary interior plaque on the centre speaker grille and a graphic imprinted on the lower rear window.
The package includes unique wheel designs for Stingrays and Z06s, 70th Anniversary Edition exterior badging, Edge Red brake calipers, and 70th Anniversary Edition logos on the seats, steering wheel, sill plates, rear bumper protector, and trunk cover. A custom luggage set with red stitching and 70th Anniversary Edition logos is part of the package. You will also have to choose between two exterior colours: White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic. Racing stripes are also available in complementing colours of Satin Gray with the White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat and Satin Black with the Carbon Flash Metallic.
The Anniversary treatment gets completed inside the car with two-tone Ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, red stitching throughout, red seatbelts, and sueded microfiber seat inserts and steering wheel.
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette is an exceptional car, and cars as exceptional as this don’t exactly grow on trees. The C8 Corvette has been in huge demand ever since it first appeared, and you’re not going to be able to walk into a showroom and drive away with a 2023 model anytime soon. The way to get yourself a 2023 Corvette is to come and see the Roy Foss Woodbridge team about a factory order by visiting the dealership here at 2 Auto Park Circle, Woodbridge, ON. If you’re in a hurry, which you probably are, call us now at (905) 850-1000 for more information about placing a factory order for your new 2023 Corvette.