2019 Corvette Special Edition To Be Revealed At Daytona 24-Hour Race

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette didn’t make a surprise debut at the North American International Auto Show, as some expected, and it remains unknown when, and where, it will be launched.

That doesn’t mean the company has forgotten about the Corvette faithful as Autoblog noticed Chevrolet will unveil a new Corvette at the Rolex 24 race at Daytona. Before you get too excited, this is not the mid-engined, all-new ‘Vette, but a “2019 Corvette Special Edition.”

There’s no word on specifics but, given the timing, it could be the last time we see a new front-engine Corvette. As a result, it’s possible the special edition will pay tribute to the car’s history that dates back to 1953.

Speaking of history, a quick glance at the Corvette Wikipedia page reveals the ZL-1 engine was a new option for the 1969 Corvette. This means the high-performance model is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so it’s possible that Chevrolet could introduce a special edition as a tribute. However, that’s just speculation and it could be something entirely different.

Regardless of what Chevrolet has in store, it’s true that the company has introduced a number of Corvette special editions over the years. Last year’s Corvette Carbon 65 Edition celebrated the car’s 65th anniversary with a Ceramic Matrix Gray paint job and an assortment of carbon fiber components. Two years prior, the automaker unveiled the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition which was billed as a “road-going, track-capable homage” to the Corvette C7.R racer.

The mysterious special edition will be unveiled on January 25th at 11:30 am EST time, so stay tuned for full details.

  • Bash

    Interesting!!

  • john1168

    I wonder if it will be on one particular model or if it will be an option package available throughout the Corvette range?

  • ShitWorld

    From my ex-65 Stingray (sold it to a friend about 4 months eariler) 375 hp that lit up in flames about 15 minutes after turning off the engine and parking it, we having beers watching it melt into a smoking black puddle, Corvettes have sucked! Actually, let me correct that… ALL GM cars have always sucked!

  • Chef Evans

    Looks more like a Honda than a vette. The old Chevy we loved is dead and gone. The new c8 is a shameless ripoff of a Ferrari. I don’t care how fast it may be it’s another big step back for GM. If it don’t have round tail lights it ain’t a vette.

    • john1168

      Personally, I like the current tail lights on the C7 but that’s me. I get it that some out there miss the round lights. As for the C8, it does have quite a bit of resemblance to the 360 Modena on the front end but hopefully Chevy will make it look better when it’s done. As for the tail lights on the C8, I think the tail lights on the new refreshed Camaro are a good indicator of what will be on the C8.

    • Jeff Rosenberg

      like SHUT UP dude. Who is going to bitch about a Vette that costs 1/3 of a ferrari thats faster and better. The only 2 problems which are the Cooling and Lousy A8 trans should be solved. The vette handles better then anything on the road and turn in is unreal. You really have no idea what your talking about

      • Chef Evans

        Aww, poor baby. Can’t handle the truth. Need your diapie changed?

  • Jeff Rosenberg

    still wont fix the biggest problem. the dam A8 trans !

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    i’m expecting special edition model like 2013 Corvette 420

  • ry

    its being released on my birthday, and the c7 is my dream car! im so excited

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