What we would give to be a fly on the wall at the Bowling Green assembly plant these days. After millions of dollars in investment, the production line is now capable of building separate vehicles on one assembly line. And the first of the “separate” vehicles from the front-engine C7 Corvette allegedly has begun.
According to a MidEngineCorvetteForum.com user, pre-production of the mid-engine C8 Corvette has begun. Specifically, General Motors has marked various Friday dates to build a handful of pre-production cars since the current Corvette is assembled Monday through Thursday. The first date was allegedly July 13, according to the poster’s source. The second date? Today, August 10.
Thus far, GM has supposedly built 40 C8 Corvettes total.
The news follows an influx of mid-engine Corvette happenings this week, specifically as spy photographers captured the C8.R racer testing in public for the first time. The photos give us our best look at some of the production car’s design cues.
If pre-production has begun, a 2019 on-sale date doesn’t appear out of the question. The biggest question is where the revolutionary new Corvette will make its debut.