The National Corvette Museum Bash was previously floated as a possibility for the official debut of the 2020 mid-engine Corvette C8.
General Motors announced this week that the highly anticipated supercar will debut during a special event on July 18, however, so we know the NCM Bash won’t play host to the reveal of the C8.
That doesn’t mean the mid-engine Corvette C8 won’t make an appearance at the event, though. An announcement made by the NCM appears to indicate that a camouflaged Corvette C8 prototype could appear at the Bash. This would be the vehicle’s second official appearance after chief engineer Tadge Juechter and General Motors CEO Mary Barra took the car for a spin through New York City this past week.
Here’s the full announcement:
“We have some exciting news about the next generation Corvette to share and are bringing a few new things,” said Megan Marquis, Chevrolet Corvette Marketing & Advertising. A camo wrapped Corvette has already been spotted at a gas station near the Museum, and enthusiasts have expressed their hope of witnessing one driving by the event.
The annual GM presentation will take place on Friday from 9-10:30am CT, and again Saturday at 8:45am. One of each model of 2019 Corvette, including each of the new Drivers’ Edition, will be on display, too.
While pre-registration has ended, on-site registration will be available for $20 for Lifetime Members, $25 for Members, and $35 for non-members. Registration covers all three days and includes Museum admission.
The NCM said there was no planned C8 appearance when Corvette Blogger asked for a comment, with a spokesperson saying prototypes “have been driving around the area and we know that everyone would love to see that.” Chevy may still have a surprise up its sleeve, however, and with the NCM located right near the Bowling Green assembly plant, NCM Bash attendees still have a chance of seeing a mid-engine Corvette C8 in the area.
The spokesperson also emphasized that GM has an exciting C8-related announcement planned for the Bash, as the announcement also outlines.
Source: Corvette Blogger