Hopefully, delays are now a thing of the past.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 is a spectacular sports car, but unfortunately for many excited Chevy fans, confirming this for oneself has proven to be really difficult. Production of the 2020 model started late and was then cut short by the pandemic. To try to make up for this, production was extended to the end of the year. In addition, the 2021 model won't see a price increase.
The global pandemic had far-reaching effects on parts suppliers too, which prompted Chevrolet to halt production earlier this month. Fortunately, it seems that things are finally getting back on track. Chevy's decision to temporarily halt production was made to give these suppliers the opportunity to restock and build up a surplus. Now production has been resumed.
YouTube channel Cars and Crosbie reports that 2020 model production is likely to continue late into December with the next planned break only coming during the year-end holiday. This means that the Bowling Green, Kentucky factory should be able to produce 800-850 cars per week for the next two months or so. Hopefully, this will placate those who ordered a 2020 model ages ago, but what about those who more recently opted for a 2021 model? Well, the rumor mill is churning as vigorously as ever and reports suggest that the building of pre-production 2021 models is already underway. If that's true, it would seem safe to assume that Chevrolet has the 2020 variant's timeline under control.
The video also reminds us that 2022 will be the 70th birthday of the Corvette, and knowing how much automakers like building special editions and how much we like buying them, perhaps a "Platinum Anniversary" edition could be on the cards. Naturally, all this depends on Chevrolet ensuring that all existing orders for the current C8 are fulfilled timeously. With a Z06 high-performance model also expected soon, along with all the other special editions that usually are offered, Chevrolet has its work cut out. Production of the Silverado is also under strain, but if no more factors outside of Chevrolet's control have an effect, we expect that customers should get whatever Chevy they ordered soon.