Two GM Employees Test the Chevy C8 Corvette in the Right (and Illegal) Way in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Customer-bound examples of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette aren’t even in production yet, because the company is busy producing “captured test vehicles.” Be that as it may, two people have already been pulled over on the streets of Bowling Green, Kentucky for racing the Chevy C8 Corvette.
Book Your 2020 C8 Corvette ASAP Because Chevrolet Is Going to Hike the Prices for the Next Model Year
When GM announced a sub-$60,000 price for the new Corvette C8, including the destination charges, it sent the automotive community into a spiral. How could GM price a car that was built from scratch so close to the starting price of the outgoing C7? A lot of speculations were made about this ‘sorcery’ and as it turns out, there was a catch all along. According to MotorTrend, the sub-$60,000 base price would only last for the first model year. This means that for the 2021 model, GM will bump up the prices. Surprised, angry, or befuddled?
Everyone is Saying that the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is "Sold Out" But, That Really Isn’t the Case
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is barely a month into its world debut, but we’re already hearing about how the model is “sold out.” No less than General Motors design chief, Michael Simcoe, made those comments to Autoblog at the Concours d’Elegance of America. In the unfortunate event that Simcoe’s words get twisted, we’re here to point out that the Corvette C8 isn’t really sold out, and it won’t be sold out for at least six to seven years, or however long the C8 generation lasts before it gives way to the C9 generation. What Simcoe was referring to was the Corvette C8’s first year of production allocation, not the entire run of C8 models. So if you’re planning to buy a Chevrolet Corvette C8 and you were devastated to find out that it’s “sold out,” don’t feel too bad. You’re going to have to wait longer to get your hands on one, but if you’re determined to buy a C8 Corvette, you should have plenty of opportunities to do so. It just won’t happen in the sports car’s first year of production.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Has Specific Roof Mounts in the Trunk for Safe Storage
It’s been a week since the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 made its debut and I can’t think of any other car in recent history that’s been prodded over more times than this one. The all-out dissection of the Corvette C8 is real, folks, and in this particular space, our attention turns to the Vette’s removable roof panel, the rear cargo area, and, specifically, the two mounts inside the storage space that help keep the roof comfortably in place when it’s stowed in the compartment. The removable roof panel is one of the Corvette C8’s most talked-about features, in part because it can turn the sports car into a full-fledged convertible with a simple twist of three latches in the interior. But since the Corvette C8 is not the actual Corvette C8 Convertible — that model will arrive in a few months, if scheduling holds form — it needs a safe place to stay out of sight if you want to roll around town without it. The rear cargo trunk is that space haven, and those mounts help keep the roof in place for the duration of its stay there.
What Exterior Color Options Did We Not See on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette at Launch?
When we attended the launch of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette we only saw the new mid-engined Stingray in four of the available colors. They’re all fine choices and each gives the car a unique vibe and look, yet this limited selection only constituted about 25 percent of all available color options. So which ones were not present?
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is Here, So Is Now the Right Time to Buy a C7 Corvette?
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s long-awaited arrival has answered as many questions as it has opened new ones. One of the prevailing questions surrounding the C8’s arrival is one that doesn’t pertain to the model at all. This question is all about its predecessor, the Chevrolet Corvette C7, specifically as it relates to the ideal time to buy one before production of the model completely stops. So, is now the right time to buy a Chevrolet Corvette C7, knowing full well the kind of resale value it could attract when supplies are officially off the table? It’s an interesting question when you consider what kind of stature the C7-generation Corvette will one day have in the annals of the sports car’s long and rich history. But as far as short answers go, yes, now is the right time to buy a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C7. You can risk it and wait to see how the market will look like once production ends, but doing so doesn’t guarantee you a better shot at a Corvette C7 at a cheaper price than what you’ll have to spend for a brand new model today. Take all that risk out of the equation and go buy one now.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is the first ’Vette without a manual gearbox and you shouldn’t be upset
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette broke cover with a dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic transmission and no option for a manual. This is a premier for the nameplate, which was offered with both manual and automatic transmissions from 1953 until 2018. Granted, the dual-clutch automatic makes the C8 Corvette the quickest of its kind, but will this be enough to keep manual transmission enthusiasts happy? After almost 70 years with a manual on offer, an automatic-only is a hard pill to swallow. Here’s why.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is Cool and All, but What About the 2002 Cadillac Cien (Could it See Modern Production?)
Chevy has rocked the world with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray. There were a lot of expectations from this mid-engine layout that was first teased almost 60 years back and brought back to life several times over the years. Nevertheless, Chevy managed to hit a bull’s eye with this product that made its debut on the July 18. The C8 Stingray also brings in a lot of ‘firsts’ for Corvette that could make way for bigger things moving forward. But, let’s focus on another GM mid-engined concept from the past called the Cadillac Cien that garnered a lot of attention, but never made it to production. Given Cadillac’s reputation and stature, this clearly felt like an ‘out of the comfort zone’ kind of a product from the stable, but it sure was a competent concept. The automaker never intended to take it to production, but seeing the Corvette C8’s success, could Cadillac be tempted to give it a shot?
The Chevy C8 Corvette is going to Australia, but will it have a Holden badge?
Did you know that the Chevy C8 Corvette started life as a Holden Ute?
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is still generating a lot of hype as more details about its performance and availability continue to surface. But GM just unveiled a very unexpected fact: the mid-engined sports car started life as a Holden Ute. Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, GM didn’t have a choice. Here’s why.
Chevy Adds Hundreds of Workers to 2020 C8 Corvette Production
General Motors just announced that it will add more than 400 hourly jobs and a second shift of workers to its production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, upping the plant’s total workforce to over 1,300. The strengthened production capacity is intended to meet demand for the forthcoming C8 Corvette, which will debut July 18th.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado Turbo Falls Short of Fuel Economy Expectations
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado can be had with a new four-cylinder, turbocharged engine, however, the truck is now facing criticism for its poor fuel economy. According to the EPA, the Silverado with its new four-cylinder engine will deliver a combined economy of 21 miles per gallon, 20 mpg in the city, and 23 mpg on the highway.
You Can Now Rent a 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 at Hertz
Hertz is a tried-and-tested name in the rental car game, and its latest offering is going to scratch a lot of sports car itches. As part of the company’s 100th-anniversary celebration, Hertz is offering 100 special edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06s at the cost of just $199 per day. Throw in other fees and taxes and that total bumps up to almost $300, but still, that’s a relative bargain to pay for the chance to spend a day with one of these black and yellow beauties.
For the First Time Ever the Chevy Silverado Will Be Offered with a Four-Cylinder Engine
Just days before the 2019 Silverado’s debut, Chevrolet decided to reveal one key piece of information – the introduction of a four-cylinder engine to its line-up! That’s right, the heavyweight beast is all set to get an engine comparable to a hatch; but wait, puny, you say? This four-cylinder engine is more potent than the V-6 engine! Continue reading to know more.
Chevy is Offering the Most Diverse Silverado Lineup Ever for 2019, Including a 310-Horsepower Four-Cylinder Engine!
The automotive market has changed so much over the last 15 years, and its constant evolution is taking us to places we never expected and showing us things we never thought we’d see. After Ford and Chevy integrated modern four-cylinder engines into the Mustang and Camaro, it was only a matter of time before the led to even stranger things, and in this case, that’s a four-cylinder Silverado. Chevy has announced that the 2019 Chevy Silverado will be offered with a 2.7-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder. In fact, it’s not only offering it but listing it as standard equipment on the entry-level LT and the RST. Both come exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Chevy Bolt Is Here for the Long Haul; Won’t See a Refresh Until 2025
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a five-door all-electric hatch bubble released just a few years ago for the 2017 model year. Now, rumor has it GM has a new-gen in the works, but apparently, it won’t see the light of day for at least another seven years.
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As the SUV Obsession Continues, Ford and Chevy Look to Light Their Sedan Lineup
It looks like sedans are slowly getting extinct. We have seen the Volvo S80 and the Mitsubishi Lancer being discontinued in 2017, and next in line are sedans from Chevrolet and Ford. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Ford and GM will drop a number of sedans as crossovers have become the priority choice of consumers. Which cars are these? Read on to know.
Ford to Kill off the Fiesta and Taurus in the U.S. for Good; GM Killing off the Chevy Sonic
Ford and General Motors are doing a little house cleaning, and a few models from each brand are expected to get discarded in the near future. On the chopping block on Ford’s end are the Taurus and the Fiesta. They’re expected to be joined by the Chevrolet Sonic after a Wall Street Journal report revealed that all three models are now on borrowed time in the U.S.
Want to Know Why the Mid-Engined Chevy Corvette Won’t Get Cadillac’s New Biturbo V-8?
It didn’t take but 4.5 seconds after Cadillac unveiled the CT6 V-Sport before word spread about that Chevy will use that 4.2-liter, Biturbo, V-8 in the upcoming mid-engined Zora ZR1 Chevy Corvette. After all, why not? It has 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, right? Well, those rumors were put to bed quickly after President of Cadillac, John de Nysschen, went on record saying “Just Quit the Speculation it’s headed for the Corvette. It’s Not.” And, he even made a good point when he said that the Corvette has a different kind of character. So what’s the real reason why Chevy won’t use Cadillac’s new V-8?
Cadillac is Being Greedy, Won’t Let Chevy Use That New Biturbo V-8 For The Corvette
With rumors of a forthcoming mid-engine Corvette continuing to swirl, some folks are poking around to see what Chevy might mount when it comes to motivation. Cadillac’s recently debuted twin-turbo V-8 might fit the bill, but according to Cadillac president John de Nysschen, that’s simply not gonna happen.
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Car Salesman Hustles His Way To World Record After Selling 1,530 Units in 2017
Ali Reda is proof that the key to success is hustle. A lot of hustle. The car salesman from the Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac dealership in Dearborn, Michigan reportedly sold 1,530 cars in 2017. According to the Detroit Free Press, Reda’s achievement gives him a legitimate shot at entering the Guinness Book of World Records provided that his sales numbers are verified. Unfortunately, not everyone’s celebrating Reda’s remarkable achievement as the current record-holder, Joe Girard, is already challenging those numbers.
Chevrolet Sold One Car - One! - in the U.K. Last Month
Chevrolet did well for itself in January 2018 when it moved 141,947 units for the whole month. That represents an increase of five percent from its sales total in the same month a year before. Good stuff. Unfortunately, the Bowtie didn’t do as well in the U.K. For the entire month of January — that’s 31 days — Chevrolet sold a grand total of one unit across the pond. One. One!