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News Recap: The C8 Accolades Keep Coming; 2024 C8 Production Update

4 Minute Read: More C8 accolades roll in from two notable organizations; 2024 C8 production has slowed over the last two weeks

The C8 keeps winning awards! Image Courtesy of MotorWeek

I’m on all the notable Corvette forums and social media pages all day, every day, and I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are some compelling stories from the Corvette community, with concise, straight-to-the-point summaries for your busy lifestyle.

1) The Accolades For the Revolutionary C8 Keep Rolling In

Today, we have two notable accolades to report on. First, a member of the popular Facebook page C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends) proudly posted these recent C8 accolades as soon as they came off the presses of Consumer Reports. After posting pictures of his April 2024 edition of the magazine, he went on to add, “I can’t wait for all the Karen responses. I love mine.” Taunting aside, these are some impressive scores and rankings for our beloved Corvette!

Deeper Dive:

  • Join the Facebook discussion here (A Facebook account and page membership are required)
  • Consumer Reports April 2024 edition (membership required)

The accolades don’t stop there! The 2024 Corvette just took fifth place in the list of the top 10 vehicles with the best resale values for 2024!

KBB’s 2024 Best Resale Value Award Highlights:

  • The annual awards recognize the 10 individual vehicles projected to keep the highest percentage of their original manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) after five years.
  • The 2024 Chevy Corvette is estimated to offer a five-year resale value of nearly 60 percent of its original sticker price.
  • The Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the organization’s Official Residual Value Guide.
  • The average new vehicle is worth roughly 42.4 percent of the original sticker price after 60 months.
  • In Good Company: 1st; 2024 Ford Bronco (66.7%), 2nd; 2024 Toyota Tacoma (62.6%), 3rd; 2024 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (61.2%), 4th; 2024 Toyota Tundra (60.4%).

If you want to take a deeper dive into more of the accolades the C8 has garnered, CorvSport has compiled a comprehensive list here.

2) C8 Production Has Slowed Over The Last Two Weeks

When we last left off, C8 production had hit a mini-milestone, with total units surpassing 20,000. On our last production update, the dedicated workers at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant were on a roll with the number of days they had cranked out over 200 units, but things have slowed. We haven’t seen any reporting on the reasons for the slowdown, and will report in the next News Recap if we hear anything.

The 200 Club Recap:

  • 1/26 to 3/07: Seventeen 200+ days, with a new all-time daily record of 259 C8s on February 19th!
  • 3/08 to 3/21: Only ONE day with over 200 units produced (3/15)
Table credited to Roger Kiel via C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends)

Total 2024 Corvette Production Numbers (as of 3/21/2024):

  • Stingrays: 17,226
  • Z06s: 4,805
  • E-Rays: 197 (up from 48 since 1/31)
  • TOTAL: 22,228

I hope you have found this short but concise recap informative. If you want to keep up to date with all the fresh Corvette news and maintain a pulse on the lifestyle and culture of this exciting, iconic brand, CorvSport has the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 173,000 followers (54,000 since January 2023!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.

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