GM hasn’t even started building the new 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray yet, and it’s already sold out. At least, that’s according to GM N]the company’s North American president Barry Engle, who spoke to Motor Trend recently after revealing the updated 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban in Detroit. More specifically, he mentioned that 40,000 units were allocated in the U.S. for the 2020 model year.
It’s not terribly surprising, as this is likely the most anticipated Corvette in the model’s 66-year history. At the very least, the C8 Corvette is the most significant model in recent memory. It replaces the old C7 generation with a completely new mid-engined layout, complete with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 0-60 time under three seconds, according to Chevy’s claims. Not only that, but the base Corvette Stingray starts at $59,995, making the performance of its 495 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine accessible to a much wider audience.
If you do have your name down for a new Corvette, however, you’re in for a longer wait thanks to the recent UAW strike against GM. As the company wound down C7 production at the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant, C8 production is now scheduled to begin in February 2020, according to recent reports.