Watch the moment the first-ever 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray arrives at its new home.
For this lucky Corvette enthusiast, the day they've been dreaming about has finally come. This week, a video emerged of the first C8 Corvettes leaving the factory to be delivered to their lucky new owners after production was delayed.
Now, a new video has captured the special moment of the very-first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray being delivered to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the City Chevrolet dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina. But while the C8 Corvette starts at $59,995, Hendrick paid a staggering $3 million for the privilege of owning the first-ever 2020 Corvette Stingray. At least all the proceeds are being donated to the Detroit Children's Fund to benefit schools and education in Detroit.
A video shared on social video shows the first-ever 2020 Chevrolet Corvette being loaded off the delivery truck before reversing out onto the parking lot to a crowd of onlookers who whipped out their smartphones to record the event.
Hendrick's C8 Corvette 3LT is finished in black and equipped with the $5,000-Z51 package, which adds a performance exhaust, electronic limited-slip differential, beefier Brembo brakes, improved engine cooling, and a unique front splitter and rear spoiler among other goodies. Power from the C8 Corvette's mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 engine also increases from 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque with the sports exhaust installed. 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds with the Z51 package installed.
However, Hendrick has admitted he will never drive the first C8 Corvette that left the factory. Instead, it will be proudly on display as part of his massive collection of 120 Corvettes.
Not content with owning the first-ever C8 Corvette, Hendrick also took delivery of VIN 002, which is finished in silver in contrast to the black model. We also get to hear a white version of the mid-engine sports car rev its lungs out at the dealership in a brief video shared on social media, and it's ear-shatteringly loud. Now that customer deliveries have started, we should start to see more videos of the C8 Corvette in action from owners who will actually drive it.