At this point, you will no longer be able to order an all-new 2020 Corvette C8 from a Chevy dealer. It’s been pretty much set in stone. Even those that have been ordered before may not even be made due to production difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If you want to own the first mid-engined Corvette, your best option is to place an order for a 2021 model year, but that in itself poses another challenge – that’s if you don’t like to wait. This was revealed by Chevy dude (video embedded on top), probably one of the most popular (and honest) Chevy sales agents out there right now.
According to Mike, the Chevy Dude, you’ll have to wait 12-18 months if you order a 2021 Corvette C8 today. That’s because of the minimum production weeks left this year for the MY 2021 Vette, which Mike estimates to be around six weeks away, given the three-week plant shutdown for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. .
And that’s if production of the 2021 Corvette begins on November 2, which Mike debunked in the video above. While that date has been around the rumor mill, the Chevy Dude said GM has yet to announce a final confirmation.
What can you expect from the 2021 Corvette, anyway? Officially, there will be two new paint options on the list: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoar and Silver Flare. The first will replace the existing Long Beach red paint option. There will also be body bands in a multitude of colors made available.
Additionally, a previous report indicated that a visible carbon fiber finish for the high fender and door intake trim would also be available. In addition, wireless Apple CarPlay will be standard across the range.
The biggest update, however, is the availability of optional Magnetic Selective Driving Control without having to opt for the Z51 package. This was also confirmed by Mike on the video above, which is great considering the Corvette will not have a base price increase for the 2021 model year.