And yes, it's Corvette-related.
For months it was rumored Chevrolet would debut its all-new C8 Corvette at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. And then just a few short weeks prior to show time, we learned the mid-engined C8 has been delayed by around six months due to a last-minute electrical problem.
While we held out hope the C8 would make a Motor City appearance, alas it didn't happen. But the folks over at Corvette Blogger have learned that the current C7 isn’t quite done yet in regards to special editions. The Corvette fan site claims that next Friday, January 25 at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chevrolet will unveil a new C7 special edition.
As of this writing, no public announcement has been made but Corvette Blogger noticed that if one were to look closely at the agenda for next weekend’s events you’ll find there’s something scheduled for 11:30 am Friday, January 25 for the "2019 Corvette Special Edition Announcement at the Chevrolet Experience.” Chevrolet has a history of revealing special edition Corvettes at motorsport events where racing-spec Corvettes compete. It’s quite appropriate.
For example, just when the C6 generation model was coming to its end back, Chevrolet revealed two special editions in 2013, the 427 Convertible and the 60th Anniversary package.
Similar things were done in 2004 and 1996 for the conclusion of the C5 and C4, respectively. We don’t know any details about this latest C7 special edition such as which variant it'll be based on or whether it’ll be coupe or convertible (or both), but the timing of the debut makes sense as the torch is set to be passed from one Vette generation to another. Following next Friday’s debut, the next big thing will more than likely be the C8’s arrival sometime this summer.