C8 Era of the Corvette to Begin in December 2019?

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C8 Corvette Spy Camo

Following issues linked to the mid-engine Corvette’s electrical system, production now delayed to the end of the year.

After several decades of concepts, followed by years of speculation, the C8 era of the Corvette, the first with the engine in the middle, is soon upon us. But how soon is now?

According to CarScoops, the time of the C8 Corvette could begin in December 2019, months after all interested parties have hoped it would start.

GM Production Timeline

The info comes from a thread from our friends over at CorvetteForums, which begins with the above timetable for GM’s upcoming products. A few responses down, a member says the supplier they work for were informed “that the SOP has been moved to December.” Another member above mentions the availability of C7 Corvettes at one of the largest Corvette dealers in the United States, Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City, New Jersey, especially regarding discounts and a lower-than-usual inventory count, possibly in anticipation of the C8.

C8 Corvette Render

The delay update follows one regarding the issues with the C8’s electrical system, first reported last year. The delay would take six months to sort out before the re-engineered system would enter production. Whatever is happening (or why, for that matter), GM itself isn’t talking, preferring to (eventually) show rather than tell.

Until then, there are about 9,000 C7 Corvettes around the U.S. in need of good homes.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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