GM has released to dealers the following dates regarding the end of production for 2008 Corvettes as well as the beginning of production for the 2009 model year:
The 2008 model year for Corvette will come to a close on June 20th with the sold order cut-off date set for April 25th. These dates are for all body styles: Coupe, Convertible and Z06. If you’re still looking to place an order for a 2008 Corvette, you better get moving now.
More exciting is the dates for production of the 2009 model year Corvette. For Coupe, Convertible and Z06 Corvettes, the startup date for production is planned for June 23rd. ZR1 Corvette production is expected to start three weeks later on July 14th.
What’s interesting about the 2009 model is how little we know about any changes in the works. We do know about two new colors: Cyber Gray and rumored new “blade” silver. We also have hints that a 2009 wheel will make its debut early on the Z44 “427” Edition Z06. It could just be that after the mid cycle upgrades presented on the 2008 Corvette, the only changes in store for 2009 are paint and wheels.
The four models will be introduced to the Corvette public at the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in April.