C8 Corvette Convertible, Everything We Know So Far

The 2020 C8 Corvette Convertible will be unveiled on October 2nd, 2019 per Chevrolet’s Twitter

They linked to the 2020 C8 page of their website so our guess its going to have the same engine, specs, powertrain and 1LT, 2LT, 3LT just with a drop top version and no auto glass to see the beautiful mid engine.

Also, to note Corvette convertibles in general are only about 15-20% of the overall orders for corvettes in general as discussed here in this video about the C8 and the demand.

And here are some recent C8 Corvette Convertible spied videos.

Other Blogs or News we found on the C8 Corvette Convertible

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Chevrolet’s Big Reveal Plans For 2020 Corvette Convertible

 

Ultimate List of Rapid Blue C8 Corvette Videos

This post is dedicated to the #1 most liked, hottest trend of a color Corvette has ever let a customer choose, the 2020 C8 Corvette Rapid Blue.

We will be keeping this post updated with the latest videos of the Rapid Blue C8 Corvette out in the wild and on the streets.

C8 Corvette Rapid Blue Videos

 

2020 Corvette C8 Spotted Doing Some Filming

 

Rapid Blue Corvette C8 Start up, Rev, Cold Start

Will the GM Strike Affect the Production and Delivery Dates of the New C8?

GM has moved all UAW workers to Cobra healthcare and as of Tuesday, September 17th while talks continue the strike continues.

GM wants an end to the strike. Strikes are all about negotiating leverage, as UAW’s first push shutting down all of GM’s US plants including the Bowling Green Kentucky plant where the new mid engine C8 corvette will be made starting December 2nd, costing the company about $100 million per day.

While at once cutting its costs during the walkout, GM is forcing massive health care costs over to the union. This should put pressure on the UAW and the striking employees to want to get a deal done faster vs. paying for healthcare cost themselves vs. the golden healthcare coverage GM provides.

A letter by UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to the company Monday presumed GM would keep UAW rank and file on the company health care plan until Oct. 1, but asked for clarification.

GM clarified Tuesday morning, saying the answer is no.

If employees continue to strike until December when the new 2020 Mid engine C8 corvette is suppose to be starting production this will push back all orders whether you were the first to order the car back in July of this year right after the C8 corvette unveil on July, 18, 2019.

As a C8 preorder customer crossing our fingers the strike will end soon but we will keep you posted with updates on this blog.

Recent News about the UAW GM Strike that affects the C8 Corvette Production

Could 2020 C8 Corvette Production Be Delayed By The UAW Strike?

More  Updates on the UAW and GM Strike

UAW are close to ending the strike with GM, more here

Also, Chevy Dude a Corvette/Chevy salesman in Kentucky made a video about how he doesn’t think the strike will affect the C8 production roll out or delay in the preorders.

Updated, October 7th 2019

The longer the strike goes now in its 4th week as of October 7th 2019 the worse it’s going to be for the new C8 production to roll out.

More info on this here from Motor1

a Source says per Jalopnik

That’s where the trouble lies, as reported by The Detroit Free Press:

A spokesman for GM said, “As we’ve previously stated, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production begins in late 2019 and convertible production follows in late first-quarter 2020. It’s too early to speculate on production timing impacts on any of our vehicles due to the UAW work stoppage.”

But a person familiar with operations at Bowling Green Assembly said, “I know for a fact that this strike is directly going to affect the start of regular production for the midengine Corvette.”

That’s because the plant still must fulfill orders for the current model Corvette, dubbed the C7.

Then, the factory must undergo a tooling change to build the midengine car. GM had planned to idle the plant this week and next to retool it.

“That can’t happen because the plant hasn’t finished production of the current generation Corvette,” the person said.

UAW GM Strike Could Last 60 Weeks Based on UAW Fund!