The mid-engine C8 Corvette, set to debut at an unspecified event on July 18th, 2019, continues to make headlines this week. GM Chairwoman and CEO, Mary Barra, announced Thursday that GM will add a second shift at their Bowling Green Assembly Plant, providing more than 400 new hourly jobs. The additional jobs are needed to support the production of the C8, and will increase the assembly plant's workforce to more than 1,300.
Barra stated, "The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years." She added, "This is the workforce that can deliver a next generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and today’s announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18."
While the new generation leaves behind the front-engine placement in favor of the mid-engine design, there have also been rumors of a dual-overhead-cam V8. The mid-engine design means big changes for car covers, WindRestrictors, floor mats and more. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know about the latest C8 accessories and apparel.
According to Chevrolet, "The Next Generation Corvette is the most anticipated Corvette ever. It’s the sum of each generation before it, but will stand alone as the new standard of performance."