Churning Out the C8
The Corvette Assembly Plant in Kentucky is chugging right along. According to MidEngineCorvetteForum.com, the plant has now reached and passed the half-way point of production for the 2020 model year. This means the plant has built about 10,090 of the 20,181 Corvette’s it accepted to build in 2020.
The Corvette team confirmed the total number of cars that would be built in a recent virtual meeting. On Friday evening, the plant officially passed the half-way point. This puts the plant in the home stretch for finishing up things strong for the end of the year.
While this year has been a bit of a rocky one with shutdowns and delays due to COVID-19, it seems that things are running smoothly now. This is very good news. According to reports, there have been multiple days where over 160 Corvettes were produced. September 10th was one of the most productive days yet with the assembly team managing to finish 167 Corvettes.
These strong production numbers should put the plant at over 800 cars per week. As we enter the last few months of the year that is very good news. The 2021 cars will begin production sometime in mid-November and the plant does have some flexibility if it needs it to stretch things into December without issue. This is all good news, and with 2020 being the year it has been, it’s nice to see some good news come out.
It sound like GM has a plan for the 2020 C8. I just wish GM would share the plan with the customers who have C8s ordered. I would like to know about when my car will be built/delivered. Come-on GM, put up an on-line chart so we can look our status by order date or order number. We have plans to make about financing, trade ins, storage and other things.
Agreed. Now you can go to their chat and they can give you the dev code number to tell you where your car is. I ordered mine on July 30th, a 2021. I’m just at 1100 now.
I reserved my 2020 on July 30,2019. I just received a built date of September 8, 2020 and the vin#. I went from 1100 to built with little to no information from GM or my dealer.
I put my order in on July 23 2019 and it was delivered to my dealer on July 22 2020, their 3 rd. delivery of the C 8. apparently it was built on April 10/20.I have no idea where it was for 2 1/2 months.
It was worth the wait, a terrific car.