However, given that the three-week hiatus caused a hiccup in the original production schedule of the car, General Motors has now released some information regarding how many ZL1 coupes will be built and when they’ll be made available.
As it stands some 1,100 orders out of the original 2012 allocation (less than 3000 units) are currently outstanding. That said, given the time required for changeover to new model year production, GM has said it will only build a further 500 as 2012 models. The remaining 600 cars will be serialed as 2013 models, manufacture of which isn’t scheduled to begin until sometime after April.
Besides the change in schedule, the production hiatus has also resulted in a slight shuffle of trim and equipment packages. As a result, early and late-build 2012 models will differ in some of their features and options. Examples include a ZL1 stripe package which, when combined with the optional sunroof, will omit the roof mounted lines on late-build cars. In addition, ordering the extra cost $600 carbon fiber hood inserts will actually result in a $600 credit option on late-build cars.
As to whether the 2013 coupes will be virtually identical, no word yet, though for muscle car enthusiasts and collectors, these production changes for ’12 are likely to only further enhance desirability of what is arguably Chevy’s baddest pony car ever.
[Source: Motor Authority]