2024 Corvette Order Constraints Include Carbon-Fiber High Wing and Interior Trim
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2024 Corvette Order Constraints Include Carbon-Fiber High Wing and Interior Trim

Rick Conti has shared a new set of limitations for the 2024 model year Corvette. It seems that the supplier providing carbon-fiber components for GM is facing challenges in producing the necessary parts for the mid-engine sports car made in Bowling Green.

In the current order cycle, the largest automaker in Detroit is facing a challenge: there is a shortage of carbon-fiber interior trim for both the small block V8-powered Stingray and the high-revving Z06. This shortage affects the FA5 option code for both models.

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Furthermore, several other options are also listed as unavailable. These include the B6P carbon-fiber engine shield, T0G high wing in visible carbon fiber, T0F high wing in Carbon Flash, and the ZZ3 engine appearance package. However, D3V engine bay lighting can still be ordered.

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According to Rick Conti, there are limited quantities of certain colors available. For example, GXA Sea Wolf Gray Metallic is limited to 53 vehicles for the Stingray and 10 vehicles for the Z06. Additionally, wheel options like Q90 Satin Graphite, Q9Y Silver, Q9A Midnight Gray Red Stripe, and Q9I Gloss Black are in short supply, with quantities ranging from 261 sets for Q9Y to 104 sets for both Q90 and Q9I. The Z51 Performance Package is available for 573 vehicles.

It’s worth noting that due to the United Auto Workers nearing a strike deadline, there is a possibility that the production of these Corvettes may be delayed. On the positive side, GM has offered a 20% wage increase and other benefits, matching Ford Motor Company’s recent proposal.

For the 2024 model year, the Stingray starts at a base price of $66,300 (excluding the destination freight charge), which is a notable increase from the 2020 model priced at $58,900.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 6.2-liter small block engine with direct injection. Paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle, it offers a bit more power and torque with the optional sports exhaust, producing 495 hp and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) compared to the standard 490 hp and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm).

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Moving up the lineup, the Z06 boasts a flat-plane crankshaft V8 engine with similar power figures in standard form and with the Z07 Performance Package. It generates 670 horsepower at 8,400 RPM, revving up to 8,600 RPM, and delivers 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) at 6,300 RPM.

The E-Ray considered an indirect successor to the previous generation’s Stingray-based Grand Sport, combines elements from both the Stingray and Z06. It features the same small block engine and the wider body of the Z06. However, its standout feature is the front-mounted electric motor, propelling the E-Ray from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 2.5 seconds and covering the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds, slightly quicker than the GM-estimated 10.6 seconds for the Z06.

2024 Corvette Features

Model FeaturesEngineHorsepowerTorqueBase PriceNotable
Stingray transmission6.2L V8, direct injection sports exhaust495 hp 470 lb-ft$66,300Dual-clutch
Z06 engine Z07 Performance Package5.5L V8, flat-plane crank670 hp460 lb-ftN/AHigh-revving
E-Ray electric motor6.2L V8 + electric motor  hybrid powertrainN/AN/AN/AFront-mounted

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