Chevy Corvette C8 Production Ramps Up With Second Shift At Factory

The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 made its debut with fanfare over a year ago, ushering in a new chapter for the iconic sports car. General Motors wanted production of the C8 to begin before the end of last year, but that did not happen and production was slow to make up for all the time lost. However, it seems that the production of the new Corvette is increasing.

A new report from CorvetteBlogger shows the Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, where GM builds the Corvette, doing a second shift. A video taken in the factory parking lot shows a full lot at 11:30 p.m. A private Facebook group of Corvette C8 owners reportedly reported that the plant was carrying out two shifts that built 140 Corvettes on September 1. The day before, the factory produced 99 cars, so that’s a noticeable increase in production.

Production of the Corvette was first delayed when the United Auto Workers union took to the picket lines for 40 days from last September. This has put GM behind schedule in ending production of the Corvette C7. GM began building C8s at the end of January 2020, but production had to be put on hold once the coronavirus started to spread around the world. Although GM had to shut down the Bowling Green facility, it was able to continue operating at its Bedford, Indiana plant, which continued to produce the car’s chassis.

Waiting customers should be delighted with the announcement of a second line shift at the plant. Eager customers set up an online tracking system earlier this summer as they tried to patiently wait for delivery. The company aims to produce just over 20,000 units of the 2020 Corvette, and workers are reportedly already building pre-production 2021 Corvette models. It looks like GM’s Bowling Green plant will be very busy in the fall and winter.

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