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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 19:15

GM Suspending New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Orders

Written by Amanda Drago, The News Wheel
GM Suspending New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Orders General Motors

Since Chevrolet first announced the mid-engine C8 Corvette, there has been lots of excitement surrounding the new sports car.

Such high demand for the car, coupled with low supply, led General Motors to recently announce it is suspending orders for the 2020 model.

 

It was first revealed GM would no longer be accepting orders for the C8 Corvette on March 18, when an email was leaked on Corvette Forum. The email states there was a delay in the production schedule for 2020 models, which has caused the automaker to limit the total amount of cars produced.

 

“Due to an overwhelming demand for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet has decided to stop taking sold orders after March 18, 2020,” a GM spokesperon said.

 

GM announced its suspension of C8 Corvette orders around the same time it said it would be halting production in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus. However, the GM spokesperson confirmed the C8 Corvette order suspension is unrelated to the pandemic.

 

Drivers who were able to order the C8 Corvette in time will enjoy thrilling drives in the car. Its powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Plus, the boldly styled car can go 0 to 60 in just 2.9 seconds, while still proving a quiet and smooth ride.

 

Although the news that GM is suspending orders for the 2020 model may be disappointing to some car enthusiasts, Chevrolet dealerships will be taking orders for the upcoming 2021 Corvette earlier than expected. Customers will be able to order the next iteration of the Corvette as early as May.
 
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