Midengine 2020 Corvette production officially delayed until February

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November 06, 2019 12:07 PM

Midengine 2020 Corvette production officially delayed until February

Strike-related production stoppages will keep the new C8 Corvette out of owners’ hands until next year

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Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Gone is the familiar, long-nose Corvette styling. The shift to the rear mid-engine has radically changed the Corvette’s appearance.

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The new, rear styling is a departure from the last few generations of Corvette, with the design team venturing away from the center-exit exhaust. 

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Even though the new Corvette is mid-engine, it looks like the obvious evolution from the C7 ‘Vette.

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The heavily sculpted bodywork falls away when looking at the car’s silhouette. 

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The rear-midengine layout has been on the Corvette’s radar for nearly as long as the Corvette has been in production. 

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The huge side intakes help feed the 6.2-liter LT2 V8, as well as provide cooling to the radiators and other heat exchangers. 

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The new Corvette will also feature a nose lift: that’s a Corvette first.

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As different as it might look, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette still has its roots settled deep in Corvette lore.

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The eighth-generation Corvette body panels are still composite, which shouldn’t be too big of a shock.

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The new Corvette is actually longer than the C7 it’s replacing. The midengine ‘Vette is 4.4-inches longer than the front-midengine C7 models.

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Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

Toggle Fullscreen

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

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Steven Pham

Meet the new, midengine Chevrolet Corvette. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that’s mounted behind the passenger compartment, the new Corvette is a major shift in Corvette history. 

The 2020 Corvette will not see customer deliveries in 2019 as originally planned.
A Chevrolet spokesperson confirmed to Autoweek that production of the new midengine Corvette was delayed because of the six-week strike by General Motors’ UAW employees. The work stoppage pushed production of the C8 until February 2020, with customer deliveries expected to begin shortly afterward. 
To bridge the gap, current Corvette C7 production will continue for a few more weeks before the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant shuts down for retooling.
We’ll have more on this developing story as it becomes available.

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Source:https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/midengine-2020-corvette-production-officially-delayed-until-february

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