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PostHeaderIcon Chevy Teases The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette With a 30-Second Video That Shows More Old Than New

Unless you live under a rock, you know know that the much-anticipated 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette will make its official debut in July. People have been expecting a mid-engined Corvette for more than five decades now, and Chevrolet finally decided to cave in. However, Chevrolet is playing its part perfectly to make sure the hype leading to the C8’s reveal reaches its peak on July 18. The automaker has released a small teaser clip, but it feels more like a homage to the brand than hyping the C8. Playing mind games, Chevrolet?

PostHeaderIcon Chevy Teases The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette With a 30-Second Video That Shows More Old Than New

Unless you live under a rock, you know know that the much-anticipated 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette will make its official debut in July. People have been expecting a mid-engined Corvette for more than five decades now, and Chevrolet finally decided to cave in. However, Chevrolet is playing its part perfectly to make sure the hype leading to the C8’s reveal reaches its peak on July 18. The automaker has released a small teaser clip, but it feels more like a homage to the brand than hyping the C8. Playing mind games, Chevrolet?

PostHeaderIcon What Does GM’s Bowling Green Plant Need to Build the New C8 Corvette?

General Motors has recently confirmed that the eighth-generation Corvette will go into production in 2019 as the first mid-engined version of the iconic American sports car. Not surprisingly, GM is also retooling its manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, specifically for the C8 Corvette. Needless to say, shifting from front-engined to mid-engined cars is a big deal for any factory, but it’s an even bigger deal for the plant that has built one million Corvettes since 1981.

PostHeaderIcon Will the 2020 C8 Corvette Spearhead Additional Mid-Engine Cars from GM?

Last week, General Motors announced that it’s adding a second shift at the Bowling Green Plant in Kentucky that makes the Chevrolet Corvette to cope with the demand for the soon-to-arrive C8. This got us wondering if GM is planning to further increase production in the future and make a second mid-ship sports car next to the Corvette at Bowling Green, maybe something that could be marketed as an American MR2 of sorts or something else entirely.

It’s been four years since GM announced it will spend $439 million to update the Bowling Green plant in order to implement “dry scrubber booth technology with limestone handling system designed to eliminate sludge water, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting to improve visual inspection, FANUC robots that can apply paint more efficiently and high-efficiency baking ovens for better paint finish while using less energy.” That was just a part of a more than $900 million investment plan greenlighted by GM before we even started seeing the first C8 mules on the road.

Now, off the heels of the announcement that the Corvette C8 will be unveiled at a standalone event on July 18, 2019, GM CEO Mary Barra and other members of GM’s and Chevy’s top brass announced that a second shift will be added and 400 hourly jobs will be up for grabs over the +900 people that currently work at the Bowling Green Plant. Can this announcement tell us more about the giant automaker’s plans other than the mere fact that it’s attempting to build C8s in droves? Let’s investigate.

PostHeaderIcon How Will the 2020 C8 Corvette Production Compare With Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars?

An additional workforce of 400 workers could have some severe ramifications on the production output of the Corvette C8 at its Bowling Green plan. Now with 1,300 workers in total, the plant is ready to achieve record production numbers and enable the Corvette C8 to make record-breaking sales. I will remind you that back in 2014, GM flipped more than 34,000 units of the Corvette C7. With the mid-engine layout, and, I hold my hopes, an affordable price, the C8 could topple that easily. To show you the sheer importance of the new Corvette C8, I will tell you how its production stack up compared to the most significant mid-engine cars in the world.

PostHeaderIcon How Will Additional Workforce Affect the 2020 Corvette C8 Production?

Just before starting the production of the Corvette C7 in 2013, GM added 150 new jobs at its Bowling Green Corvette plant. That number rose to 250 very next year. Right now, as the C7 spends its last days on the Bowling Green production lines, GM announced that it would add a new workforce of 400 workers just before the mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 production starts later in 2019. The move of adding more jobs is a commonality with the introduction of the new cars. Especially ones that make a significant departure in terms of design and underlying architecture compared to its predecessors. The C7 was a significant departure compared to the C6. Actually, it shared only two parts with it – the cabin filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel. On the other hand, I feel that the C8 will share more with the C7 despite such a profound change in its form. The added complexity of the new design could be a part of the reason for the significant workforce increase.

PostHeaderIcon Will GM’s Strengthened Bowling Green Plant Work On Anything Beyond the 2020 C8 Corvette?

Chevrolet recently confirmed that the much-speculated and awaited mid-engine avatar of the Corvette is not a myth. The Chevrolet C8 will officially debut on July 18th. Since then, people have kept a keen eye on the proceedings of the C8. Now, Chevrolet has announced that it will add a second shift of workers, more than 400 hourly jobs, to its factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Although GM has added the additional workforce by speculating an unprecedented demand for the C8, will this strength be restricted to the C8 only?

PostHeaderIcon Chevy Adds Hundreds of Workers to 2020 C8 Corvette Production

General Motors just announced that it will add more than 400 hourly jobs and a second shift of workers to its production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, upping the plant’s total workforce to over 1,300. The strengthened production capacity is intended to meet demand for the forthcoming C8 Corvette, which will debut July 18th.

PostHeaderIcon People Can’t Quit Rendering the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette and We Love It

The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is almost here! After more than five decades of teasers and concepts, the Bow Tie is finally offering its iconic American sports car with a mid-engine layout, so it’s understandable that the hype train is now running at full steam. Chevy recently dropped a gallon of high-test into the mix by announcing the C8 would make its big debut on July 18th, and diehard fans are piecing together every scrap of info out there to figure out what’s in store. Plenty of folks also wanna know what the final production C8 will look like, so we’ve gathered up a few of our favorite renderings right here for your approval, all courtesy of MidEngineCorvetteForum.com.

PostHeaderIcon Everything We Know about the Mid-Engined 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

Imagine you have to spin up and then stop four people that sit at the edges of the playground roundabout. It is doable, of course, but it is somewhat hard. Now, question yourself – how could you spin up or slow down that playground roundabout quicker without making any modifications to it?

It is easy! Move the people toward the center!

This is precisely what the GM tends to do with the new mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 – move all the heavy stuff (engine, transmission, wiring, lubricants, and well, you) as close to the center as possible. Everything of consequence will be in between the wheels, thus dramatically reducing the forces that act on the wheels during the cornering. This will make the steering far quicker and swift. After all, manufacturers do opt for a mid-engine setup for its top-notch sports cars thanks to such a profound impact on the driving characteristics.

Compared to any Corvette of the past, the 2020 C8 Corvette will have higher levels of grip, sharpness, and ferociousness. We only have to wait a bit as the new 2020 C8 Corvette will debut July 18, 2019. This is what we know about it.

Update 05/03/2019: We’ve updated this list with the latest facts about the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette!

PostHeaderIcon With the Mid-Engined 2020 C8 Corvette Set to Debut, Chevy Will Auction Off the Very Last C7 Corvette

Having confirmed that the eighth-generation Corvette will debut in July, Chevrolet announced that the last C7-generation Corvette will be auctioned for charity. The auction will take place in late June at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut, less than a month before the C8 Corvette is set to break cover.

PostHeaderIcon New Rendering of the Mid-Engined 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Gives Us a More Down-to-Earth Look

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By now, the Corvette C8 (or Zora, or however they’re going to name it) has become a bit like the Toyota Supra’s brother from another mother with all the delays, the endless flow of spy shots and, last but not least, the problems. It should be released this summer in a standalone event but, until it does, here’s a new render that tries to more accurately depict what the tail end will look like. Are you impressed?

I’m not exaggerating when I wager that the next-generation Corvette is the most highly anticipated American car in the past couple of decades if not more. The reason is simple enough: it’s slated to herald the Corvette’s move upmarket, in a new niche, and it is said to be a truly revolutionary product from Chevrolet. That’s why everyone’s waiting to see how it is, how it goes, and how it compares to its new sleuth of rivals from Ferrari, McLaren and the rest. The purists might want it to fail because it’s no longer front-engined (by which I mean front mid-engined), and it’s no longer a GT. The visionaries and those that have waited for a mid-engined ’Vette for decades hope that ’America’s Sportscar’ will finally be able to beat Ferrari at its own game: building midship supercars. While we wait, let’s discuss the back end, shall we?

PostHeaderIcon Apparently, the Mid-Engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Can Carry Two Full Golf Bags in its Frunk

Like a unicorn in a prairie, the mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has become the stuff of myth, randomly showing up in a random corner of the U.S at, well, random times. It’s been spotted in Detroit, Arizona, Colorado, California, and Florida. Most of the time, the Corvette C8 is seen with heavy camo wraps, but a few photos of the mid-engine supercar sitting idle in a gas station revealed something unique about it: a spacious front trunk, or “frunk,” as people in the business call it. Apparently, the Corvette C8’s frunk is big enough to fit, not one, but two full-sized golf bags, complete with actual golf clubs. It’s unclear how much space there really is that compartment, but if it’s as big as the rumors say it is, then it counts as one of many surprises that await all of us once Chevrolet finally gets around to launching it. Speaking of which, when’s that going to be, Chevy?

PostHeaderIcon Someone Caught the Mid-Engine 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Driving Around California

The mid-engine Corvette is some 40+ years in the making and, come 2020; we’ll finally get to lay eyes on the first official, production Vette that sports a mid-engine layout. Previous GM engineers say that the lack of a mid-engine Vette up to this point has fallen on buyers and GM’s financial stability. And, you can’t really blame true Vette enthusiasts, either, considering the fact that the tried and true front-engine layout of the Vette has worked well since its inception. At this point, there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding the C8 mid-engine Corvette. It could be sold alongside the more traditional front-engined model, or it could be its own standalone model. It will most certainly take on a different crop for competition, including those from Ferrari and Lamborghini among others. We’re still waiting to see the new C8 mid-engine Vette in all its glory, but it was just spotted cruising the streets of California.

PostHeaderIcon ’Zora’ May Be The Mid-Engined Corvette’s Moniker

Last month, General Motors filed for the ‘Zora’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), claiming the name to “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” Chevrolet is ‘refreshing’ this trademark, and not filing it for the first time as the name is historically associated with GM’s flagship sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

PostHeaderIcon ’Zora’ May Be The Mid-Engined Corvette’s Moniker

Last month, General Motors filed for the ‘Zora’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), claiming the name to “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” Chevrolet is ‘refreshing’ this trademark, and not filing it for the first time as the name is historically associated with GM’s flagship sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette to Debut In Summer 2019 At a Standalone Event

We’ve been waiting with bated breath to see Chevrolet’s new mid-engined C8 Corvette finally make its grand entrance on the public stage, but it looks like we’ll still need to wait a few more months before the big sheet pull.

PostHeaderIcon Cars That We Can’t Wait to See in 2019

What does the future behold? There are countless future classics ready to slide out from under the sheets of which they’ve been covered, and it’s all set to happen in 2019. There will be new EVs, new muscle cars, and a complete evolution of luxury cars. One of America’s most loved sports cars, the Chevy Corvette, is set move into a mid-engine configuration – something that’s been in the works for decades. With that said, we have a lot to be excited for, and this is a list of the models that we just can’t wait any longer for.

PostHeaderIcon The Reasoning Behind the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette’s Delay is Stupid at Best

We recently learned that the Corvette C8 is going to miss the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. According to GM Authority, anonymous sources have said that the automaker is delaying the mid-engined ‘Vette by six months after the engineers discovered a “major electrical issue” with the car. If true, this screw-up is quite embarrassing for the automaker.

PostHeaderIcon Is Chevy Afraid to Debut the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Next to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

The moment we’ve all been waiting for isn’t around the corner. GM has made it official that the mid-engined, C8 Corvette won’t be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford will, however, launch the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Did Chevrolet chicken out at the last moment and tried to avoid direct comparisons with the GT500?

It sounds like an incredible hypothesis, but what if it’s true? Or what if Chevrolet actually encountered some other issues during the final tests of the C8 that pushed the American giant to delay the launch of, maybe, their most awaited product ever? In any case, the most bad-ass sixth-generation Mustang will be at NAIAS and Chevrolet will have no ’answer’ for it at their stand. This is interesting.

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