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.
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:
- In March, we caught glimpses of what could be mid-engine speculation. We began seeing prototypes out on the road, with rumors that a the C8 mid-engine Corvette would be officially debuted during summer of 2019.
- In April, we learned that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant would add a second shift and over 400 employees to assist with the production of the Next Generation Corvette. We also confirmed that the debut of the mid-engine Corvette was set for July 18, 2019 at an unspecified event.
- Towards the end of April, GM released the C8 logo through their social media outlets, continuing the excitement surrounding the Next Generation Corvette.
- On June 28th, the last C7 Corvette sold at auction for a whopping $2.7 million, making it the highest grossing vehicle donated by an automaker. The proceeds benefited the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
- On July 18th, we tuned in for the debut of the 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette!
- Shortly afterthe debut of the Next Generation Corvette, we received a look at the interior and exterior color options.
- By mid-August, the 2020 Corvette pricing was announced, starting at $59,995.
- In October, Chevy debuted the 2020 Corvette Convertible.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Just when the dust has settled from the unveiling of the 2020 mid-engine Corvette, GM has us back on the edges of our seats. On October 2nd Chevrolet will debut the first ever mid-engine Corvette Convertible. Although we’ve already been teased with images of the convertible back in July, we’ve never received a full introduction to the new super-car. The reveal will take place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Florida.
Chevy made their official announcement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, showing an illustration of a coupe that turns into a convertible. If you look close enough, you’ll notice the transition from coupe to convertible makes the body slightly longer, while changing out the sloped rear window for rear-mounted ribs. The convertible also appears to have a sleek flying-buttress design behind the roll over structure and on the lid that covers the top stowage area. Rumor has it, there will be a power-retractable hard-top which would be a first for Corvette.