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    C8 Corvette Delayed Until February 2020

      ...blame the strike...

    People have been waiting decades for a mid-engine Corvette, now the wait just got a little longer; the C8 Corvette has been officially delayed.  You can blame the 40 day UAW strike and the fact that Chevrolet still has C7 Corvette orders to fulfill before Bowling Green can be switched over to build the new car. 

    Once the C7 orders have been filled, the plant will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time in order for new tooling to be brought in and training on the new car is completed.  As of now, the scheduled start of production is February 2020. 

     

    Source: Autoblog



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    Just now, USA-1 said:

    Hey we Corvette owners have been asking for it for years so...😀

    Aftermarket systems are several grand.

    So I guess its  you, the Corvette owners, that are a finicky bunch then...

    Golf bags.

    Cup holders.

    Fat seats for your old man fat asses. 

     

     

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    6 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

    So...a GIF like this appropriate then?

    Image result for simpsons nelson ha ha gif"

    @USA-1

    In pics, that front end looks bulky.  Lost in translation happens with pictures. True true.

    That GPS front lifting memory feature is awesome.  Corvette engineers thought of many things to cater to those finicky exotic car owners.  They did their homework...

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    @Robert Hall

    Barrett J happens just before XMAS or right about New Years Day, right?  The Montreal Show is mid January...

    You cant go then...I  cant just retreat that GIF...I NEED to see the C8 before you...

     

     

     

    Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is middle of January. Fun as H3ll every year! 

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    1 minute ago, USA-1 said:

    Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is middle of January. Fun as H3ll every year! 

    I bet!

    I have watched some of those auctions on TV in the past. 

    Why do I remember seeing them on XMAS day or New Year's day?  Selective memory? 

     

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    1 minute ago, oldshurst442 said:

    So I guess its  you, the Corvette owners, that are a finicky bunch then...

    Golf bags.

    Cup holders.

    Fat seats for your old man fat asses. 

     

     

    Lol well I'm 43 and pretty fit but ok...😜 And no the cup holders haven't always been great especially in the C5, but I don't eat or drink in my Vette other than water in a bottle at times. 

    1 minute ago, oldshurst442 said:

    I bet!

    I have watched some of those auctions on TV in the past. 

    Why do I remember seeing them on XMAS day or New Year's day?  Selective memory? 

     

    Gettin' old ya old Canuck! :D

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    1 minute ago, USA-1 said:

    Lol well I'm 43 and pretty fit but ok...😜 And no the cup holders haven't always been great especially in the C5, but I don't eat or drink in my Vette other than water in a bottle at times. 

    Im actually older than you.  46.   I dont drink or eat in my car either. My kids on the other hand...different story. 

     

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    1 hour ago, USA-1 said:

    Lol well I'm 43 and pretty fit but ok...😜 And no the cup holders haven't always been great especially in the C5, but I don't eat or drink in my Vette other than water in a bottle at times. 

    You young kids still needing a Tet to make you happy with a bottle. I like the real thing if you get my drift. :P 

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    Yeah, the delay might pissed the ten people who are waiting for it... 😉 

    Pretty sure it mighty work to their favor to iron out any lat minute issues ...plus it will be a shorter 2020 run.

    Feel like I’m the somewhat youngest in this crowd....  🙂 

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    February 3rd is the official start of production on the C8. Yet with that stated, there were many new looking C8's that looked to be awaiting delivery to dealerships.

    https://www.motor1.com/news/396555/chevy-corvettes-on-camera-transport/

    Either way while this story shows the first C8 off the assembly line today, as well as the capture of the ones built before this one.

    I have a bigger question for anyone that might know or have any fact from GM:

    Will the C8 have their new Electrical Nervous system with over the air updates?

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    Love the builder, cannot wait till we get the performance stuff, but a 3LT corvette in Bronze Metallic with two tone interior is very nice.

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    I like that color combo quite a bit....definitely prefer it to flashier colors like bright red and yellow.

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    3 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

    I like that color combo quite a bit....definitely prefer it to flashier colors like bright red and yellow.

    I am kind of stoked... Zeus Bronze is available on the 2021 Trailblazer Activ.

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    3 hours ago, dfelt said:

    February 3rd is the official start of production on the C8. Yet with that stated, there were many new looking C8's that looked to be awaiting delivery to dealerships.

    https://www.motor1.com/news/396555/chevy-corvettes-on-camera-transport/

    Either way while this story shows the first C8 off the assembly line today, as well as the capture of the ones built before this one.

    I have a bigger question for anyone that might know or have any fact from GM:

    Will the C8 have their new Electrical Nervous system with over the air updates?

    Yes, the C8 will have the new "Nervous System" electrical architecture. I've been told one of the reasons for the launch delay towards the end was to implement the new system.

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