The big V8 engine that powers the Corvette Assembly Plant appears to be running on all eight cylinders now that the second shift is officially producing cars. Our friends at the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com gave us some great news this morning as they shared with us that the Assembly Plant has now surpassed the half-way point of production for the 2020 model year.
During the Virtual NCM Bash that was held at the end of May, the Corvette Team had told us they had accepted the orders to build a total of 20,181 Corvettes for the C8’s inaugural model year. As of the end of the 2nd shift on Friday evening (early Saturday morning, actually), the assembly plant had completed number 10,103.
We consider this milestone to be a very positive development for those still waiting for their 2020 Corvettes to be built.
Last week, we saw several days that production exceeded over 160 units with September 10th having one of the most productive days yet with 167 cars completed. If the supply line can hold up, we should start seeing weekly production surpassing 800 cars.
The Corvette team had extended the 2020 model year into November after the automotive industry was forced to pause for two months due to COVID-19. While the 2021 model year is still expected to begin sometime in mid-November, the Corvette Plant does have some flexibility to extend 2020 production into December if they are still short of completing the 20,181 orders.
As our friend John from the MECF says, we sure do appreciate those workers building our dream cars at BGAP. Keep up the great work!!
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