The National Corvette Museum has acquired itself a build slot for the 2020 mid engine Corvette C8 that it will raffle off this August.
This raffle is in addition to the previously announced mid engine Corvette C8 raffle, which isn’t for a custom build slot but for VIN 25 of the next-generation Corvette.
The NCM’s website says the build slot winner have the option to build their own next generation Corvette, or take $55,000. Rumors allude to the mid engine Corvette C8 starting at around $65,000.
Those who enter this raffle will have a much better shot at winning than those who enter to try and win VIN 25. While the other raffle costs $25 per ticket and has unlimited tickets available, this one costs $250 per ticket and has just 1,500 tickets available. As of this writing, there are 1,300 tickets left for sale.
The NCM will raffle the custom build slot off during its 25th Anniversary celebrations on August 30, while VIN 25 will be raffled on August 31 as the festivities continue.
As you likely already know, Chevrolet will debut the next-generation Corvette during a special event in California on July 18. Official details are slim, but it is expected to arrive with an evolved version of the Corvette’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine with about 500 horsepower on tap. Additional model variants with more horsepower will likely debut later at a later date.
General Motors has also added 400 jobs at its Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky as it prepares to put the first MR Corvette ever into production. Bowling Green first opened in 1981 and has produced more than 1 million Corvettes in that time.