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The Corvette Plant Is Now Building 2020 C8 Corvette Stingrays For Public Sales

The 2020 C8 Corvette has been a long time in the making and even after the reveal on July 18th we haven't seen any actual production model Corvettes but now it looks like they are finally being built for public sale
Posted: September 2, 2019 - 12:14AM
Author: Justin Nohe

All the 2020 Corvettes we have seen from the reveal, and special events like Corvettes at Carlisle have all had an “EX’ at the end of the VIN. The “EX” cars are considered Experimental and are labeled with the “EX” on the VIN. I was recently told at Corvettes at Carlisle that these cars can’t be sold to the public and will be crushed (destroyed) once all the testing is completed due to safety implications.

Basically, if any part from an EX car found its way into a production model and that particular part failed during a crash it would fall back onto GM. To protect themselves these cars, and the parts from them, can not be sold even after the testing is complete.

When Will We See The Production 2020 Corvettes In The Wild?

Soon. Very soon. Tadge Juechter recently said, while at Corvettes at Carlisle, that we would see these cars in the non EX VIN version soon for reviewers and bloggers. They will be getting these cars earlier than the average person to put it through its paces and get reviews out for us average Joes.

These cars sent out to the reviewers will be an actual production car so that any review or problem they have with it would be the exact car we get once production starts for the actual saleable cars.

The production for the C8 Corvette is set to start in December at some point. The C8 Corvettes that we have seen at the National Corvette Museum without the EX VIN designation are part of GM’s Captured Test Fleet. Engineers and others on the team will drive and test these cars and once they are done testing, they will be cleaned up and sold to dealers at auction sometime in the next year.

The 2020 C8 Corvettes are being assembled in the plant in limited quantities right now to supply them to the engineers and other reviewers but the actual production will ramp up in the month of December. The C8 Corvette is very close to being available for us and it's a very exciting time. The new Corvette has very impressive performance and has shocked the Corvette community thus far. I am very excited myself to see what we end up getting and it's coming very soon.

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j kozy (not verified)    September 13, 2019 - 9:37AM

When will C7 production end?
Its real confusing if C8s are being built.
I have a C7 order placed with production stated for the week of September 23.
Is this true?

Michael Pacifico (not verified)    September 19, 2019 - 1:48PM

What is your source for information on the start of production on the C8? Also, will Corvette notify the dealers when production will start?

Justin Nohe    September 20, 2019 - 12:57PM

In reply to by Michael Pacifico (not verified)

The source is the Corvette Museum. They have taken pictures of cars being made without the EX VIN, meaning they are for the public. If you have an order in your order number will show when it's in production. I wouldn't expect that anytime before December, though.

Albert Gardner… (not verified)    October 30, 2019 - 2:25PM

Tadge Juechter is a unrefined jerk as he calls the non bloggers and non testers who are actually buying the C8 "average joes"
What a disrespectful comment.
Where would all automobile manufacturers be if they did not treat the customers with respect
Tadge needs to get real