You don’t see the new C8 Corvettes arriving at dealers looking like this every day.
The owner of a new 2020 Corvette got a surprise when he visited his local Chevrolet dealer to witness the unveiling of his Torch Red Stingray. Somehow the Corvette was built with both the Torch Red and Carbon Flash exterior trim pieces for the side air intakes, commonly known as the boomerang.
W1nslow C8 writes on the CorvetteForum.com:
This afternoon I got a call from my dealership that my car had just arrived. My wife and I were there in 15 minutes to witness the unveiling. It’s a beautiful car, but somehow the EFY option for body-color accents was recognized on the main body, but not the doors. The car was made with the boomerang accent body color on the main body, but Carbon Flash metallic on the door portion. The dealer is checking with GM on how to resolve this issue while the service department performs the PDI. I can’t believe it passed QC in Bowling Green when it’s obvious the colors don’t match.
We’d like to think that there’s a reason for the mix-up, but damn if we can come up with one. We are sure this is an easy fix though and hopefully, it will be resolved quickly for W1nslow. Until that time, it’s a true 1-of-1 Corvette straight from the factory!
CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn sends me this in response:
Either the two door blade pieces came from the supplier with the wrong label or the parts were mistakenly put on the door in the door trim line, which happens before the door is placed on the car. BG gets this particular part from the supplier already covered, so it would be easy to miss either way. Things like this can happen, but it’s rare for sure. Fortunately, this particular situation is easily remedied. Additionally, this actually did not pass through Chevrolet’s quality control processes. The PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) at the dealership is designed to be the final quality control measure before the new owner takes delivery. That’s exactly where the issue was discovered. The QC process worked and the issue will be resolved.
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