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General Motors expects its next-generation Corvette to boost sales significantly, and GM is staffing up to build the car. The current generation Corvette was introduced in January 2013. With the new Corvette set for an official launch this July, that means the Corvette design we all know and love is now six and a half years old. The last of the outgoing generation Corvettes - a black 2019 Z06 model - has been donated to charity by GM. The final seventh-gen Corvette will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut June 28.
GM will be adding a second shift to its Bowling Green, KY factory. That will boost jobs at the plant by 400. “The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next-generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and today’s announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18.” GM has built more than 1 million Corvettes at the Bowling Green factory since it opened in 1981. The plant currently generates more than $76 million in state wages and $15 million in income tax.
GM-Trucks.com will bring you more information on the new Corvette once Chevrolet releases details.
Executive Editor / Publisher - GM-Trucks.com
Februrary 6th, 2019
This is the first of two GM-Trucks.com 2020 C8 Corvette exclusives.
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Images of the C8 mid-engine Corvette logo have been out in the open since late November. They showed up on a leaked key fob undergoing certification last fall with the FCC. The internet has run wild with speculation since but no-one has gotten their hands on a real digital version of the 2020 Corvette's logo. Only enthusiast renders based on the leaked fob.... Until now.
GM-Trucks.com has the first exclusive look at the official logo in digital format. We won't comment specifically on how we obtained it. We can say it was obtained from publicly available files by a third party and passed along to us.
Tomorrow, we'll give you the very first look at the 2020 Corvette's dash cluster start up animation.
Executive Editor / Publisher - GM-Trucks.com
Februrary 7th, 2019
Yesterday we brought you an exclusive look at the new logo for the 2020 C8 Corvette in a digital high-resolution format. Although the logo had been previously rendered through a leaked key fob passing through FCC certification, GM-Trucks.com gave you the very first official version of the emblem in digital format.
Today, we've got part two and it's even better:
A brand new, never before seen, blacked out version of the 2020 Corvette's iconic emblem The corresponding gauge cluster startup animation Your first look at the brand new Corvette script
First things first, what's a startup animation? Well, these days a lot of new GM products use an LCD display in the gauge cluster, or even use a display as the entire gauge cluster. The C7 Corvette (and now C8) uses a large 8-ish inch screen for most of the gauge cluster. When you open the door, the gauge cluster "starts up" showing an animation, usually with the Chevrolet logo or in this case the Corvette's logo and script. Our 2019 Silverado LTZ has a Chevy Logo animate on it's 4 inch gauge cluster display.
This is a C7's Gauge Cluster. See that huge screen? The C8 is going to have a variation of that. Maybe the same, maybe larger.
Interesting to note, this crossed flags emblem is not the same as the logo we leaked yesterday. Instead of a chrome surround it sports a blacked out trim. It looks mean, nasty, and one may presume it just may be destined for a performance variant of the Corvette. Is this the emblem for the rumored Zora model?
We won't comment specifically on how we obtained this animation. We can say it was collected from publicly available file by a third party and passed along to us.
This is the gauge cluster start up animation for the up-level (Zora?) 2020 C8 Corvette
Here's a closer look at that blacked out emblem variation
And here's a closer look at the 2020 Corvette Logo Script- which has evolved from it's C7 form
Here's the C7 logo and script for comparison
What do you think? Are you excited for the Corvette to go mid-engine? Do you think Chevy's graphical updates to the logo and script are living up to the hype of the 2020 Corvette?
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
Sure, we're a truck website. But gosh darn do we love a nice Corvette.
With rumors swirling over the past few years that Chevy would move to a mid-engine configuration in some form during the Corvette's eighth generation, heads have been exploding trying to find out more. We've wanted more. You've wanted more. Will there be a mid-engine vette and what will it look like? We just want to know. We just HAVE to know.
And now... we do.
Yesterday our spy photographer contacted with some mind blowing photos and we couldn't wait to share them with you today. We purchased the rights to post them here immediately.
Behold, Spy Shots of the all new 2020 C8 Corvette undergoing testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. There are OVER 75 photographs. So, we put them all in a image gallery here. Some of our favorites are posted below but to see them all click on to the image gallery. Expect this all new mid-engine Corvette to debut in the next year and go on sale in 2020.
2020 C8 Corvette Spy Shots
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