Eighth Generation Chevrolet Corvette to be officially revealed July 18 | Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin
April 22, 2019
Details are being kept tightly under wraps, by GM has announced that the eight-generation 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled to the world on July 18, with the last seventh-generation 2019 Corvette off the assembly line being sold June 28 to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which benefits the families of first-responders killed on September 11, 2001 and wounded military veterans.
General Motors made the announcement on April 11 at an event in New York City, with GM CEO Mary Barra and Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter arriving in a camouflaged eighth-generation Corvette prototype with 7/18/2019 on the doors. Though mechanical details of the new Corvette are closely guarded secrets at this point, the short nose and long rear deck of the prototype would seem to confirm what has been rumored for years: that the eighth-generation 2020 Corvette will feature a mid-engine V8. Flagship models by European supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have utilized mid-engine designs for years, taking advantage of a mid-engine platform’s superior front/rear weight balance.
As for the last seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette, Barra said it will be a black 2019 Corvette Z06, which features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 producing 650 horsepower and 650 ft.-lbs. of torque. The car will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast car auction in Uncasville, Connecticut on June 28. All proceeds will go to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life trying to save others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the charity supports veterans, first responders and their families, including building free handicap-accessible homes for wounded first responders and veterans. GM has previously paired up with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Barrett-Jackson when auctioning important Corvettes in the past, including the 2018 auction of the first 2019 Corvette ZR1, which was purchased for $925,000 by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
GM has put up a teaser website where they will presumably be trickling out information about the 2020 Corvette between now and the big reveal in July. Check it out at Chevrolet.com/Upcoming-Vehicles/Next-Generation-Corvette.
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