Climb aboard for another mid-engine Corvette rumor. The latest comes from a fairly credited source, however. Auto Forecast Solutions claims the next-generation C8 Corvette will enter production in September 2019.
The rumor does line up with basic information we know so far about the revolutionary Corvette. Previous reports have pegged a 2019 production date to roll the C8 Corvette out as a 2020 model. Specifically, we’ve heard whispers of a 2019 Detroit Auto Show debut, or some sort of debut next spring.
The forecasting firm also said C7 Corvette production will end in August 2019, giving way to the mid-engine Corvette, though it’s still unclear how Chevrolet and General Motors plan to handle both cars. It appears likely that GM will sell both the C7 and C8 Corvettes alongside one another for some time, but the automaker hasn’t confirmed such a strategy.
It’s worth noting that the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant where GM builds the Corvette is now capable of producing different vehicle on one line after a major investment and retooling. The added capability has fueled rumors that the C7 and C8 will live on alongside one another.
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