2021 Corvette Production Is Back Up And Running18
Production of the 2021 Corvette is back up and running at the GM Bowling Green facility in Kentucky, with regularly scheduled work resuming on March 8th, 2021. Production was halted for the first week of March as the result of a transmission parts supply shortage.
Chevrolet was previously forced to pause production of the 2021 Corvette for two weeks last month, also due to a parts supply shortage. Additionally, extreme winter weather in the region resulted in two cut shifts at the Bowling Green facility.
The 2021 Corvette first hit production on December 11th, 2020. GM’s production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been the exclusive producer of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car since 1981.
Production of the latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette has been fraught with challenges since the model’s launch. Originally scheduled to begin rolling off the line in December of 2019, the 2020 Corvette was first delayed as a result of the 2019 UAW labor strike, and again later by North American production shutdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following these production disruptions, several orders for 2020 model year vehicles were pushed back to the 2021 model year, including price hikes for popular options like the Z51 Performance Package and Front Suspension Lift.
The latest 2021 model year introduces two new color options to the C8 paint palette, including Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic. The 2021 model year also introduces a new interior color combination, namely Strike Yellow/Sky Cool Grey.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette draws motivation from the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the optional factory performance exhaust system. Output is routed to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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Finally ours got built, after more than a year and a half of waiting!
Ordered in August of 2019….
Great , ordered my August 2019 also and it’s somewhere in the plant yet . Just not in the blade silver color as my other two where .
You can talk about patience. I for one, just hope you appreciate the car all the more, now that you have it. Like a new friend, get to know her. (I don’t need no stinking neutral gender reference.)
good luck, they will probably stop again by the end of the week again, 21’s will be called 22’s with a price increase and most likely a chip shortage or some B.S. Good luck
Congratulations, I ordered my c-8 in September 2019 and mine will be made the week of March 22, 2021. HURRAY FINALLY
The Corvette really should signal to the GM hierarchy that the American buyer wants something new. Mid cycle refresh just doesn’t cut it. Going six or more model years before a change is just too long. When GM was king with over 40% of the market share there was lots of cash. Chassis changed every three years and the sheet metal every year. It all stopped pretty much with the all new 1977 Chevrolet.
I think the voracious demand of the C8 renders your comment invalid
I heard that production will be halted due to a shortage of catalytic converter bearings.
This is a cadillac question.Is their a cadillac escalade EXT revival coming, if so when?
Still waiting for allocation from Portsmouth NH chev. Gave 10k deposit on1/21/20 . Think I should look somewhere else!
I’d be looking elsewhere! Placed my order 1-23 and went 3000 status on February 16th. Got word from the museum my TPW is 5-3.
ORDERED MINE Sept 2019 and promised for sept.2020 and still waiting ..order was accepted by gm but not scheduled for production as yet ????
Just hang in there. I also ordered my c-8 Sept. 2019 and the car is going to be produced the week, of 3/22/21 and the dealer said that I should have the car in the week of 4/5/21, as long as everything goes as it should. The way the factory has been working, that could mean almost anything. Good luck.
thank you…i am about to give up and just get a 911 or the mbgt . but do want to buy USA thus the c8. had a 1986 vette conv. and was full of oil leaks and other but kept it for 22 years and finally gave up and gave it away. hope that they have solved the reliability issue
I would wait for the C-8, you shouldn’t be much longer. I have had mid-engine before and they are great. They do drive a little differently than the front-engine, but it won’t take long to get used to it. I’m 72 years old and have owned corvettes since I was 16 years old. I have never had oil leaks with my Corvette and none of my friends have any issues like that either. Maybe you just had a bad one or an engine that was worked on. Hang in there, I know that it gets frustrating, but you’re getting close now. Have a great day. Jerry
We pick ours up Wednesday (R8C delivery). Put a deposit on March 2020, ordered in October and it was built March 10-11, 2021.
thank you Jerry. my 86 had a constant leak between the transmission and the engine and never went away plus some other stuff.
regarding the mid engine , my almost daily driver for the past 30 years or so has been the 1955 550 spyder and i did over 56,ooo miles on it including trips from california to miami to conn to vermont and so on. but open air.