Now that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is closed for the next three months as it undergoes a series of upgrades, we got an opportunity to get the latest production numbers from the Corvette team. The 2018 model year started on June 5th and was halted on Thursday afternoon (July 27) with the completion of a Torch Red 2018 Corvette Stingray Coupe.
During the two month time period that 2018 Model Year Corvettes were scheduled, a total of 6,469 Corvettes were built and the totals are further broken down as:
- 2,486 Corvette Stingrays
- 2,025 Corvette Grand Sports
- 1,958 Corvette Z06s
Although we don’t have specific counts for the body styles of each model, we were told that the total includes 5,470 Coupes and 999 Convertibles.
We also got the latest update on the 2018 Carbon 65 Package available on Grand Sports and Z06s. The Carbon 65 pays homage to the Corvette’s 65th Anniversary with a limited run of 650 cars and so far a total of 356 Ceramic Matrix Gray special editions have been built and shipped to dealers. When production restarts in early November, Chevrolet expects to complete the 650-car run before the end of the year.
The assembly plant is expected to resume normal operations in early November with 2018 model year Corvettes picking up were they left off at the end of July.
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