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.