The COVID-19 situation is affecting us all. For Corvette, it means that a year that was full of promises and new hope, is now not so full, but rather scarce with the rare spotting of the new mid-engine Corvette. With a trickle of the new C8s hitting the streets, it seems that the 2020 Corvette will be a bit of a rarity--and if you managed to snag one, consider yourself lucky.
COVID-19 has essentially shut down automobile production around the world, and the Corvette is no exception. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant was able to pump out just 2,700 of the new mid-engine Corvettes before they were ordered to shut down production. With high-demand and over 40,000 reservations of the new C8 last year, several owners are realizing the potential for making a massive profit on the sale of their car.
We have limited information on when Corvette will pick back up production, and the convertible edition will likely be postponed, if not completely skipped over for 2020.
So, what does this mean if you've already reserved a 2020 C8 but have yet to receive it? Production is indefinitely delayed and there is no telling when it'll begin again.
2021 allocations will potentially begin in May and will inevitably bring some changes to the mid-engine Corvette. It was recently leaked that two additional color choices will join the lineup: Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare. These will most likely replace the Long Beach Red and Blade Silver color options.
Another potential update will be the addition of the "Stingray R" graphics package. It's been reported that it would likely replicate a C8.R race car.
Along with a few other additions, such as new available stripe patterns and colors, new interior designs for the 3LT trim level, and available carbon fiber exterior pieces, 2021 will give us all something to look forward to.
In the meantime, enjoy browsing our ever-growing C8 collection on the site. We'll keep you posted with any production updates as we learn more.