With the announcement of Chevrolet’s all-new 2020 Corvette C8, we’ve been busy pouring over all the awesome details on offer, both large and small. From the paint options, to the wheel designs, to the interior colors, we’re stoked to see Chevrolet go above and beyond when it comes to customization options for this everyday supercar. And for those who insist on bespoke everything, how about this – a custom VIN.
For those who may be unaware, a VIN, or vehicle identification number, is a unique 17-digit sequence of numbers and letters used to identify a given vehicle. A VIN typically contains identifiers for the model type, engine, production facility, and other features. The number is a distinctive combination that can be used to pinpoint individual vehicles for DMV registration, recalls, insurance coverage, and other purposes.
Displayed via a small placard at the base of the windshield (on the driver’s side), a custom VIN isn’t exactly the sort of thing most folks would even recognize. Nevertheless, the 2020 Corvette will offer customers a chance to customize the last five digits of their car’s VIN thanks to a new available option.
Of course, this absurd attention to detail does come at a price – how does $5,000 grab ya? For those keeping score at home, that computes out to a grand per number. Not cheap, by any measure. What’s more, not all VINs are eligible for the option.
That said, with the 2020 Corvette Stingray starting under $60,000, buying into a custom VIN might still be financially feasible for some buyers. What’s more, it places an emphasis on reserving a model early in order to get the desired VIN.
Of course, it makes us wonder – what would you choose for your 2020 Corvette custom VIN? Let us know by posting in the comments section.
Our pick? That one’s easy: V8FTW or C8FTW. It would go well with a custom/vanity license plate.