Has Chevrolet Pushed Back Production Of C8 Corvette To December?

If a report from the Mid Engine Corvette Forum turns out to be true, the Chevrolet C8 Corvette may not be as close to landing in dealerships as we had hoped.

An image detailing the vehicles General Motors will produce for the 2020 model year was posted on the forum and indicates the existing Corvette Stingray and Z06 will remain in production potentially for another year.

A forum user in the same thread then stated that Chevrolet has pushed production of the new C8 Corvette back to December, allowing it to keep building the C7 for a little while longer.

It’s difficult to verify this since Chevrolet itself is remaining tight-lipped about the mid-engined Corvette, largely refusing to acknowledge its existence. The poster claims to have been informed about the planned production date as they’re a supplier of some kind.

If production of the new Corvette has indeed been pushed back to December, we wouldn’t be entirely surprised. In fact, this would confirm speculation that Chevrolet recently decided to delay the C8 Corvette by six months due to an electrical problem. It is claimed that the supercar’s electrical system can’t handle the load necessary to support all of the car’s components and that they had to re-engineer the entire system.

That’s not the best of news, but we guess we can wait another six months to see the C8 Corvette. After all, it’s been more than four years since the first spy shots of the supercar surfaced when it was disguised as a Holden Commodore ute.

According to our sources, the vehicle’s various powertrains will ensure it’s worth the wait. Allegedly, the C8 Corvette could use a 6.2-liter V8 with 500 hp in entry-level guise. A 600 hp model with a 5.5-liter V8 is also said to be on the cards alongside a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 variant with 800 hp. A hybrid, twin-turbo V8 pumping out 1000 hp might even be a possibility.

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  • Blade t

    The c8 doesn’t even look like a corvette to me..

    • AHAHA HAHAHAHAHA

      then don’t buy it, thats what the C7 is for.

      • Blade t

        Who said anything about buying it ?

        • AHAHA HAHAHAHAHA

          if you’re not going to buy a corvette then why do you care what it looks like?

          • Blade t

            I didn’t say I cared what it looks like..

          • Bo Hanan

            Let him have an opinion without criticism.

  • Adilos Nave

    Tesla would have released it a year ago, stating that any issues to be remedied using over-the-air updates. I’ll hand it to GM for not releasing something without MAJOR issues like electrical systems worked out. That’s how product development is supposed to work. Not have your first buyers be the test subjects.

  • Bo Hanan

    If it’s to fix the following (past issues) before it debuts-
    -Connector cable for infotainment system
    -Sluggish infotainment
    -Roof issues
    -Transmission programing issues
    -Apple carplay/ android auto capability issues
    -Power hatch/deck lid pull down issues
    -Fit & finish issues
    -Loose lug nut issues
    -Fuel filler neck
    -Anti theft

    Then yes.

  • AHAHA HAHAHAHAHA

    can’t wait. haters gonna hate

  • owlafaye

    The C-8 should enjoy success…I don’t think the road ahead will ever pay for the development costs however. Focusing all that talent and money on the mid-engined Corvette detracts from an electrical (BEV) effort…an effort that is barely getting started. I am just waiting for the next big stumble as GM careens and crashes into the future.

  • getoffme

    Looks stale already. Next.

    • AHAHA HAHAHAHAHA

      you’ll be waiting for a long time, I doubt they will go back to front engine layout after this. sorry bud

  • Da Only Skid

    Or maybe they are extending C7 production because the C8 will cost so damn much…just thinking out loud, will try to keep it down.

  • Lothar Zogg

    This doesn’t make a lot of sense if C7 stock is piling up in the dealerships– as has been widely reported.

  • GPFan

    Why would Chev avoid acknowledging the car? It’s less then a year away. Does the mystery and social media assumptions create more buzz than an actual press release?

  • Douglas

    It’s interesting to see all these unsubstantiated “guesses” being stated as fact. How do you say production is being pushed back until December when you have no clue as to when the actual planned production date was? Same deal with the supposed electrical system issues. And again on the sale pricing. All these folks taking their B. S. forward when they have absolutely no idea what is going on. It’s laughable.

    • Emoto

      Exactly. “We don’t really know anything about anything, but here’s an article anyway.”

  • charlotteharry57

    Not the tiniest bit surprised. Vettes ALWAYS have production issues (and a bunch of issues after leaving the factory).

  • Adilos Nave

    You missed the point. Companies need to test their products before releasing to the public, not send them out knowing there are issues to be fixed at a later date. That’s just being a responsible company. You test, test some more and then test the tests before releasing product.

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