The Bowling Green assembly, responsible for assembling the 2017 C7 Corvette and its handful of variants, is preparing for a lengthy shut down this summer, and that means time is ticking to place an order for a shiny, new Corvette.
Corvette Blogger has detailed the important dates surrounding the 2017 model year, and customers have until April 13, 2017, to place an order for a C7 Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport or Z06. After that, you’re left with whatever your local dealer has in stock.
As the report notes, inventories are high currently, meaning some excellent discounts can be had on a C7 Corvette. However, with the plant shutdown expected to last three to four months, inventories are more than likely to dwindle, and those discounts will dwindle with evaporating inventories.
Production for the 2017 C7 Corvette will end on June 2, 2017, and production is said to resume sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017 for the 2018 model year of Corvette. Other than the rumored 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1, news has been silent on what to expect for the 2018 model year of the sports car.
The 2017 Corvette ZR1 is all but confirmed to introduce a 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC V8 engine as part of the package. Previously, leaked GM documents showed a new LT5 V8 engine to align exclusively with the 2018 Corvette model year.
So, if you want a 2017 Corvette assembled for you and only you, time is quickly running out.