GM Authority has announced that 2021 Corvette Production is set to wrap up the week of July 19th. Those who are interested in buying the latest C8 should plan to place their order by the end of May.
Production of the newest C8 Corvette has been somewhat of a rollercoaster since it began. While it was set to hit the ground running in December of 2019, the 2019 Auto Union Workers strike delayed production to early 2020. It incurred another hiccup when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March, 2020.
Additionally, supply issues caused further delays throughout the 2020 production cycle, causing several 2020 C8 customers to push their order back to the 2021 model. Those who were forced to push their order back are also incurring price increases for some of the options, including the Z51 Performance Package and the Front Suspension Lift Feature.
The 2021 C8 Corvette production was subsequently delayed due to the variety of delays in the previous years' model. While production was set to begin in November of 2020, it was ultimately pushed back to December, 2020. In January 2021, Chevrolet faced another parts supply issue, halting production for a week. Additional supply issue delays happened in February and March as well.
As long as things stay on track, we will look forward to a production end-date the week of July 19, 2021.
Photos obtained from GM Authority