After hitting numerous snags in production, the 2020 Corvette will only be made in limited numbers before Chevrolet switches production over to the 2021 model. With all 2020 build slots spoken for, it’s virtually impossible to get your hands on a 2020 Corvette right now – but there is one way.
Model company Maisto recently released its 1:18 scale 2020 Corvette model, allowing any Chevrolet fan to put the mid-engine sports car in their garage for just $50 USD. The model will be sold exclusively through Costco and Sam’s Club, with the Costco model painted Sebring Orange and Sam’s Club versions finished in either Torch Red or Accelerate Yellow. The Sebring Orange and Accelerate Yellow versions also feature the available Carbon Flash full-length dual racing stripe.
Maisto also sells a 1:24 scale 2020 Corvette Stingray, which is available in either Torch Red or Shadow Grey, but the Costco/Sam’s Club version is slightly bigger at 1:18 scale and two feature the racing stripe. According to Autoblog, the model is about 10 inches long, four inches wide and two inches tall.
Maisto is a budget-minded manufacturer of scale models, so the quality here won’t be stellar, but the frunk, doors and engine cover all open and the steering wheel works to turn the front wheels. Either way, it’s a nice collector’s item for any Chevy fan or hopeful C8 Corvette owner.
It’s not clear how much longer Costco and Sam’s Club plan to carry the Maisto 2020 Corvette scale models for, so we’d suggest anyone who wants one to act fast. We know the box says ‘Special Edition’ on it, so it seems the stores won’t be stocking them forever. Those who don’t have a membership to either of the stores can maybe ask a friend to pick it up for them, we suppose.