There’s no doubt people all over the world are excited about the new Chevrolet Corvette C8. They have good reasons to be. It is the first ever Corvette model to feature a mid-engine layout. At the same time, it is also quite affordable too with a starting price of only USD 59,995 (Php 3,034,669). As a result, we’re not surprised to hear that GM’s flagship supercar is already sold out for 2020. Considering production has yet to begin, there’s going to be a long wait for interested customers who have yet to order.
Production of the Corvette C8 was slated to begin this year. However, the United Auto Workers' (UAW) strike forced production to be delayed until February 2020. Despite that, the setback didn’t seem to bother customers from placing orders. According to Barry Engle, president of GM for the Americas region, estimates that allocations for the US are already at 40,000 units. At the moment, it is still uncertain whether the 40,000 units are for the convertible, coupe or both versions of the Corvette C8.
"The first year is sold out for 2020," Engle told Motor Trend.
Engle adds that dealers have been encouraged to sell the Corvette at sticker price and not resort to dealer markups. This could be one of the reasons why pre-orders of the C8 has been continuous in the US.
The Chevrolet Corvette is available in the US in three trim levels (1LT, 2LT, and 3LT), and is offered in both the coupe and convertible. The 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine packs 496 PS and 637 Nm of torque. Add in the optional Z51 package and you get an additional 5 PS together with better brakes, cooling, and even an aero kit.
Considering the backlog of orders on the Corvette in the US, the rest of the world will have to wait for a while before deliveries arrive.
Source: Motor Trend