Want a new Corvette Stingray? We can hardly blame you. And you’ll probably want it with the Z51 Performance Package. The trouble is that if you order a a Z51-equipped Stingray now, you may have to wait as long as a year to get it.
Geared towards performance enthusiasts, the Z51 pack includes a three-mode electronic limited slip differential, larger slotted brake discs, dry-sump oil system, upgraded dampers, bigger wheels and more.
But according to GM Authority, suppliers haven’t been able to deliver all those components to the factory in Bowling Green, KY fast enough to fulfill all the orders on time.
Considering that a good 75 percent of Corvette orders being placed now are being specified with the Z51 package, that could mean a lot of customers are being made to wait – something which Corvette drivers are not accustomed to doing, considering all the muscle typically available at the touch of their accelerator pedals.
Fortunately for Chevy and its suppliers, though, the percentage of customers likely to go for the Z51 pack and manual transmission is likely to drop once the early-adopting Corvette enthusiasts get their new Stingrays delivered.
Then there’s the Z51 Performance Package which hones it for some race track bashing. And that’s what most enthusiasts would be wanting to get their hands on. Now, if you are planning to drop a check for one of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays with the optional track package, then you might be disappointed on the outset.
According to GM Authority, suppliers haven’t been able to delivery parts to the GM assembly plant at Bowling Green, KY. This is hampering the production process creating delays. Out of the total bookings with GM at the moment, 75 percent of the people have ordered the Z51 package. Which means, quite a substantial number of prospective Corvette owners would have to wait to get the keys to their purchase.
Source - autoblog.com, topspeed.com
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