Updated: Jun 25
American automaker Chevrolet commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Corvette with the release of the limited edition package for the 2023 model. The company announced that the package will be available for both the base Stingray and the newly revealed Z06.
The company marks 2023 as a significant year for the brand. For one, the original All-American Supercar Killer celebrates its 70th birthday, marking the original C1 Corvette’s success as it was first launched in 1953.
Another significant moment will be the arrival of the new Corvette Z06, which will be powered by a potent 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 gunning 670 horsepower with 460 pound-feet of torque.
According to the company, the limited edition package will be offered in two colors—White Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat and Carbon Flash Metallic—both of which can be had with matching racing stripes. The package also includes a special wheel design paired with commemorative badging and red trimmings.
The interior is finished with two-tone ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats and red seatbelts. The red motif continues with the car’s mechanical parts as the brake calipers will also be painted with the same touch, along with the engine cover on the Stingray.
Owners of the new limited edition package will have 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette badges adorning the interior and exterior of the model. A commemorative interior plaque on the center speaker will be placed, matching the graphic on the lower rear window noting the anniversary.
The 2023 model is surely one for the books. The model with the code “Chassis #1” will most definitely be a collector’s item. So the company plans to auction the very first 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette, which ironically happens to be the first production Z06, at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction on January 29, 2022. Earnings will be donated to charity.
Article by: PAULO CUENTO
January 26, 2022