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Corvette factory only managed to build 2,700 C8s before shutdown

GM’s Corvette assembly plant manager also confirmed that there’s no definite restart date for production

April 13, 2020 – People have been excited for Chevy’s C8 Corvette to enter production since it was announced, and even though some cars have started to trickle out to those who got their orders in early, it’s likely going to be a long wait until the car is widely available.

Why? Because COVID-19 has effectively shut down automobile production around the globe, of course. If you’re wondering just how many mid-engine sports car the General was able to push out of its Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory before the lockdown happened, the answer — according to YouTube personality Rick Corvette Conti’s recently published interview with the Corvette plant’s manager — is 2,700.

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