Dozens of 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 cars have been in limbo, awaiting delivery since at least August. The backlog has been attributed to both ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strikes and reported shortages of certain parts.

Aerial footage taken in late August showcased hundreds of 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Stingray models idly sitting behind the Bowling Green manufacturing facility where they're produced. A number of owners have vented their frustrations on the MidEngineCorvetteForum, indicating that their vehicles have been stuck in '3800' status for some time. In the terminology of GM production, '3800' signifies that a vehicle has been assembled.

According to Corvette Blogger, the delay could partially stem from a scarcity of certain carbon fiber components for the Z06 model. The site notes that GM has had an ongoing issue with the availability of the Z07 carbon fiber aerodynamic package, and now believes this shortage has extended to include the Level 1 interior carbon fiber package, carbon fiber dive planes, and the engine appearance set featuring carbon fiber and a pair of LED lights.

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One Z06 owner posted on the MidEngineCorvetteForum that his car remained in '3800' status for a period of five weeks before finally leaving the factory. Interestingly, his vehicle came equipped with the engine bay lighting wiring harness but lacked the LED lights. His window sticker revealed he was credited $895 for accepting the vehicle without the engine bay lights.

Production of the 2024 Corvette commenced on September 18, but Chevrolet is currently only assembling the Stingray version. The company has reportedly pushed back the production schedule for the 2024 Z06 by a fortnight and plans to allocate parts initially intended for the 2024 model to the 2023 versions that are already assembled but undelivered.

Sources: Corvette Blogger,  MidEngineCorvetteForum

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Евгений Ушаков
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