The anticipated project of Chevrolet’s highly anticipated 2020 Corvette Stingray has officially started its production today at its home factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Several pictures and videos were shared on social media to announce its production.
Rick Hendrick, NASCAR team owner bid $3 million on the first eighth-generation Corvette that rolled off the line last month. He got to choose the exact build specification of his car as he hoped for that kind of money. He opted to load his car with every option available, starting with a 3LT interior package, which decks the C8’s insides in Nappa leather, suede and carbon fiber. This includes heated and ventilated “GT2” seats and every technological toy available from General Motors today, including a Performance Data Recorder, a heads-up display, wireless phone charging, theft-deterrent tech, and Sirius XM satellite radio that plays tunes through a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
Though it may seem strange with this one massive build, he has pledged never to maneuver the car. Instead, the first C8 will go to Hendrick’s private museum at the Hendrick Heritage Center, where Corvettes make up 120 of the 210 cars on display. Reports say that he might be looking to buy the second C8 for road use, where you can upgrade to C8’s Z51 package, which will offer the best performance. The Z51 package includes unmissable upgrades such as functional aero, bigger brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, and an electronic limited-slip differential. C8’s powers the output to 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque, paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. It achieves 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Chevy dealerships are expected to receive their initial shipments of 2020 Corvette Stingrays at the end of this month or early next month. All the bookings for 2020 Corvette are sold out if you are looking forward to the one you’ll have to wait for the 2021 model to get behind the wheel of revolutionary, mid-engined Corvette.