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    2020 Corvette Production Updates and 2021 Corvette Changes

    2020 Corvette Production Updates and 2021 Corvette Changes

    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.

    The First 2020 Mid-Engine Corvettes Are Here

    The First 2020 Mid-Engine Corvettes Are Here

    The first 2020 Corvette C8 cars are now heading to Chevy showrooms across the country. With production kicking off on February 3rd, we've been anxiously awaiting the first arrivals of the mid-engine sports car. A blurry video clip shows 4 transporters carrying 2020 Corvettes on March 4th from the Bowling Green, KY plant. 

    Back in January, the VIN 001 sold for $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The winner of the first mid-engine Corvette, Rick Hendrick (owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group), recently took delivery of the car at his dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
    Although the vehicle at the Barrett-Jackson auction was a red prototype, the actual VIN 001 is a black-on-black 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe. It comes loaded with the Z51 performance pack, which includes a 6.2 liter V08 rated at 495 horsepower, with the ability to reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds. 
    Proceeds from the $3 million sale benefited the Detroit Children's Fund, helping with educational resources across Detroit. 
    Production was initially expected to begin towards the end of 2019 but was pushed back due to the strike last fall at the Bowling Green plant. Now that production has begun, you have your chance to own the new mid-engine sports car for just $59,995. Production on the convertible option is expected to begin soon. 
    Now that the 2020 Corvette C8 is headed to showrooms, it's time to start stocking up on your C8 gear, especially if your Corvette is one of those being delivered soon. We are excited to now offer C8 Covercraft car covers, a great way to protect your investment both indoors and outdoors. We also have a full line of C8 gear, including apparel, glassware, art, bags, and more. This is a great way to show your loyalty to America's favorite sports car. 
    Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest Corvette news, as well as any new items we bring to our shop. We are growing our collection every day! You can subscribe by visiting www.corvettestoreonline.com and scrolling to the bottom of the homepage where you will see an option to sign-up for the newsletter.

    The Chevrolet Corvette: The Year in Review

    As we close in on another year-- and another decade-- it is quite possible that 2019 was one of the biggest years yet for the Chevrolet Corvette. And we're looking at 2020 to continue the excitement surrounding the latest (and greatest) mid-engine sports car. 

    Generations of Corvette lovers patiently awaited the debut of a mid-engine model. 2019 finally brought the us the 2020 mid-engine Corvette after years of false starts.

    Let's recap what 2019 brought for America's favorite sports car:

    2019 was a great year for the Corvette, and we have a feeling that 2020 will be even better! We can't wait to finally see the mid-engine Corvette out on the streets. GM confirmed that the C8 start-of-production date will be in February, 2020.

    Thank you for another great year at Corvette Store Online! We are excited to continue bringing you the latest Corvette products and updates throughout the new year! Stock up on all of your Next Generation gear at https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/collections/next-generation.

    The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Corvette Owner

    The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Corvette Owner

    Gift giving can feel daunting at times, especially when you're buying for someone who loves their Chevy Corvette more than just about anything else. If the 2020 mid-engine Corvette didn't make it into your holiday budget (or even if it did), we've made gift-giving easy this year for the Corvette enthusiast. We've been helping customer's select the perfect Corvette gifts for nearly a decade. Read on to check out our top 10 gifts for the Corvette owner (in no particular order).

     

    1. Corvette Clocks

    Our wide selection of wall clocks bring a unique touch to any garage, office, or man cave. With a vintage look and a colorful glow, the C1 Neon Clock pictured above is a fan favorite.

    Or, make it ultra-personalized by adding a name to one of the Garage Lighted Clocks.

    Check out the variety of clocks on our site at https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/collections/corvette-clocks.

     

    2. Men's Apparel

    Our apparel selection covers every Corvette generation, including Next Generation gear. Grab your loved one a new jacket, a hat, or a new t-shirt that they are bound to love! The C7 Corvette Stingray Under Armour Qualifier 1/4 Zip Jacket is a fan favorite. 

    Another top seller is the C7 Grand Sport Nike Dri-Fit Polo

     

    3. Corvette DVDs

    Corvette DVDs are an unexpected and unique gift for the Corvette lover! Some of our best sellers are the Corvette DVD Anthology, 1953-2020, Corvette Ads, 1952-2019, and the Corvette Commercials & Videos Box Set.

     

    4. Car Covers

    The Moda Triguard Cover has been a favorite this season. With its sleek, soft, and custom fit, the Moda Triguard is the perfect indoor cover.

     

    5. Luggage

    Traveling for the holidays? You can't go wrong with our luggage collection. We carry everything from backpacks, to duffel bags, to women's tote bags. A few of our favorites are the North Face Aurora II Backpack, the Next Generation Eddie Bauer Duffel Bag, and the C7 Black & Red Tote Bag.

     

     

    6. Jewelry

    From men's to women's pieces, we have an incredible jewelry line. If you're looking for something for her, check out the C7 Stingray Lever Back Earrings or a Corvette C4-C7 Pandora-Style Charm.

    Shopping for him? We recommend the Stingray Carbon Fiber Money Clip or the C7 Carbon Fiber Cufflinks.

     

     

    7. Ladies Apparel

    Shop our great selection of apparel for the special lady in your life! We carry jackets, tees, hats, polos, and accessories.

     

    8. Drinkware

    Whether you're buying for a coffee drinker, a wine drinker, or a whiskey drinker, we have drinkware for every occasion. The C7 Corvette Brooklyn Tumbler is perfect for the person who is on the go. 

    We also carry a set of four, heavy-base double old fashioned glasses. Select from a huge variety of logos to adorn your glasses.

    Be sure to check out all of the drinkware options we have to offer. 

     

    9. A WindRestrictor

    Really want to impress them? Customize one of our WindRestrictors with an etched design and your choice of LED lighting. WindRestrictors aren't just for convertibles. They're a great way to customize your coupe as well. 

     

    10. Gift Cards

    Hopefully gift buying is feeling less daunting to you at this point. If you're still feeling stumped though, you can't go wrong with a Corvette Store Online gift card. 

    The Debut of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

    The Debut of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

    We were officially introduced to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible last week and it wowed us all! 

    The history of the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible goes all the way back to 1953, the first year of the Corvette. For many years the convertible was the only option, without a coupe in sight. From ’53 through ’62, almost ten years, the coupe didn’t exist. In 1963, Chevy debuted the Stingray split window, ending the convertible-only era. By 1975, attitudes surrounding drop-tops began to change. Chevrolet did away with the convertible from 1976 through 1982, the duration of the third generation of the car. It was speculated that the convertible would never make a reappearance as the years passed by. However, in 1986 Chevrolet had a change of heart and introduced an open-air version of the fourth generation Corvette. From there on out, it’s been coupe and convertible every year since.

    Historically, Chevrolet has taken its time debuting a convertible version after debuting the latest coupe. However, with the C8, we got to meet the 2020 Corvette Convertible just three months after the initial debut of the Next Generation Corvette Coupe.

    The latest convertible will be released early next year, starting at a base price of $66,400. It will feature a new component: a folding hardtop. The top will retract electrically in just 16 seconds at speeds up to 30mph. 

    Production is currently held up due to the UAW strike against General Motors, now in its third week. All GM assembly plants are currently shut down, including the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We’re all hoping that the labor dispute ends soon, so the Next Generation Corvette is released on schedule. Corvette is still reporting that the Corvette coupe will be in showrooms late in 2019, with the convertible following in spring of 2020.