The new mid-engine Corvette was originally supposed to arrive by the end of this year.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one of the most anticipated new sports cars in a long time. However, if you've already placed an order, you're going to have to wait a little longer for the new mid-engine Corvette to arrive.
Originally, owners were supposed to get behind the wheel of the new Corvette by the end of this year. Last month, however, reports claimed that the production of the new Corvette has been delayed from December 2 to January 20 - but now it's official. Just to add to the disappointment, the delay is even longer than the original reports claimed.
A General Motors spokesperson has confirmed to CarBuzz that production of the 2020 Corvette will now begin in February 2020 at GM's Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The delay was caused by factory worker strikes at General Motors plants that lasted six weeks. "Due to the work stoppage, we have had to adjust timing on the launch of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray," Kevin Kelly, Senior Manager of GM Product and Brand Communications, told us.
Retooling at GM's production plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky to prepare for the 2020 Corvette's arrival is also likely to be a factor. Production of the C7 Corvette will continue for a few more weeks, but it's unclear if the C8 Corvette Convertible, which was slated to start in production in early 2020, will also be delayed.
It's a frustrating, but completely unavoidable situation for buyers eager to get behind the wheel of the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, but early reviews suggest it will be worth the long wait.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray starts at $59,995, which makes it a bargain considering it has a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Predictably, it hasn't taken long for owners to take advantage of the mid-engine sports car's high demand, as someone is currently trying to sell a build slot on eBay for $110,000.