On Monday, the first retail 2020 Corvette Stingray rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green, KY. Predictably, there are a lot of happy “Corvette family members” crowing about the birth of the new Corvette, including Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande, who along with Katie Ellison of the NCM appeared in this news package for wnky.com.
Thanks to Kai’s interview, we learned that the first production 2020 Corvette was born at 6:15 AM on Monday, February 3, 2020!
“It was right around 6:15. Our shift starts at 6. We had a small contingency of people there to have an important celebration here in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. We’re just ecstatic with the start of the production of this new awesome car,” said plant manager Kai Spande.
You can watch the entire news video at wnky.com:
In other assembly plant news, we’ve learned that the plant is only operating its first shift this week so as to assist with the efforts of quality control on these first retail Corvette builds. With the one shift in operation, it’s estimated that they are building between 50-60 cars per day.
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