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  • New ‘19 C7’s & New ‘20 C7’s?

    What new C7 product is coming? When?

    While I personally heard Tadge say at the November 2017, private ZR1 reveal that “this is the last of the C7’s,” times change. I believe he was honestly and fully stating the circumstances known at that time. However, what I believe has changed is the ME’s timing (did not say “delay”).

    Similarly last April, at the ZR1 press ride-drive, Mark Reuss said that while these are the last of the C7’s (pointing to the ZR1’s ready to be media driven), “we are very proud of the upcoming C8.” Again, I believe he was being 100% honest at that moment in time.

    But circumstances change. C7 sales are dropping at a faster rate than expected — perhaps because so many of us are holding off for the upcoming mid engine (being revealed some time yet unknown during the next six months, but hopefully sooner), and thus just five days from now, GM is revealing what we believe will be a Stingray X track version, and what better place to reveal a track version at the first place the C7.R’s are racing this year.

    Here are some good background threads for those who wish, before we get to the meat of this thread:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/main-forum/21408-c7’s-end-c8’s-beginnings-what-could-be-gm’s-game-plan-to-deal-with-both-changes

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/compelling-c7’s/23375-c7-special-edition-coming-next-week-perhaps-a-c7-stingray-x-track-version

    The below screen print was first shared earlier by Rick Conti after being earlier publicly released by IMSA; please note this Friday’s 11:30 AM time slot, and that it specifically mentions a 2019 Corvette reveal.


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    Not only will we probably see this week the reveal of the something like a Stingray X track version(s) this Friday, 11:30 AM, in the Corvette Corral at Daytona, but look at this nugget of information showing two new 2020 Stingray codes, with the below screen print was first shared on the internet earlier on January 3rd thanks to “MattBeaver.”

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    BTW, those codes found within GM’s WorkBench Connect software system, were not revealed by the top members of the Corvette team, but we believe inadvertently released by another part of the GM, perhaps the IT team or ? In any case, that information is now totally locked out and is now longer available to any Chevy dealership.

    Thread Question:

    Due to the revised timing of the reveal and subsequent customer production of dates for the C8, is GM is stepping up and re-invigorating the C7’s last calendar year of production beyond this Friday’s special editions. First, as we above saw/read the 2019 product reveal later this week, but with the new 2020 Codes, which specifically mention the Stingray, are we going to also see a 2020 last C7 hurrah product to keep keep the Corvette product “fresh” until the C8 arrives?

    Might as jagamajajaran earlier asked, we see a 2020 model year with its first six months of production be a C7, then replaced approximately the first of 2020 by a 2020 C8 mid engine?

    Additionally, might the 2020 C7 be refreshed? We know GM did more than mental exploration of this option a while ago, but do not know if they decided to do that or not. Maybe we would learn at the BASH?

    We do not know definitively anything beyond this Friday’s reveal, but are wondering what product is going to keep Bowling Green Assembly going 5/8’s though the rest of the year, at their current rate for production at 93 units per day at least through October — when perhaps when the plant conversion to subsequent C8 production takes place.








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    I am interested in what is being revealed this Friday, though not personally. I am assuming due to where it is being revealed, that it will be an exciting product for track folks. If it is, it is going to need to come down the production line pretty quickly for even with super fast ordering timing, because it still will take five weeks from ordering to coming off the line. This product needs to be on the tracks in May. It for whatever reason, the first ones do not arrive until months after that, that will not help C7 sales more than marginally. I hope at the reveal those who are interested in the car get specific production timing information.

    If all the postive parts of the above come true, that would support JB’s idea that it will come with few options for its fastest production completion time.

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    • #3
      I thought the special edition corvette being revealed would be a decal and wheel package...

      usually thats what the corvette marketing team lulls out as sales slump...on an aging platform..(aging from a peak segment sales number)

      whiz bamg and we ve got decals and stickers maybe a plaque on the dash ...

      sometime it includes special paint or even different color leather inside for the seats....

      i would be surprised if the c7 continies through 2019 calender year much further...than normal.

      the sooner the production facility can ve switched over to produce rear mid engine c8 ....the faster showrooms will fill with orders for the new corvette...

      gm would do well to offer a launch edition loaded c8 like the foreign car manufacturers do to ease filling the supply pipeline and sell vehicles..

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      • #4
        Friday marks one full year of 2019's. 2018 was the lowest output year for the Z06 coupe @ 2353. Still wondering how my 2018 vin is 2391?

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        • #5
          I saw this in today's Corvette Racing email about Daytona (from Charlie Robertson)

          "Also located inside the track and next to Victory Lane, the Chevrolet Experience Center will have a number of additional Chevrolet production vehicles and product specialists throughout the Rolex 24 weekend. Fans can walk through the Experience Center and see models such as four special edition Corvette Grand Sport coupes, Corvette Z06, Camaro ZL1 and Silverado."

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          • #6
            Very interested to see what's in store.

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            • #7
              Welcome D’ZR1 MESSIAH. Great avatar of your car. Welcome aboard the forum. We look forward to more your posts.
              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Welcome D’ZR1 MESSIAH. Great avatar of your car. Welcome aboard the forum. We look forward to more your posts.
                Thank you John! Feels great to be apart of this awesome community.

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