The C8 appears to have made a positive first impression. The eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette has just made its public debut, and already the planned production run for 2020 is virtually all sold out. This comes according to GM’s head of design Michael Simcoe who was at the Concours d’Elegance of America.
“I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers. It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.”
- Michael Simcoe, GM
What the executive didn’t say, is how many units were scheduled to be produced for the 2020 model. All we know is that buyers can order the car online and that many also reserve theirs on site at dealerships, but that’s it. Over the years, the Corvette has often gotten production runs of 30,000 units per annum, but the likelihood is that the 2020 edition won’t be produced in that high a quantity.
We’ll go out on a limb though and predict the number will be higher than it was the first year the Corvette was offered on the market. In 1953, Chevrolet produced all of 300 units.
So can the C8 already be qualified as a success? Indications are that it can, especially if you listen to the rumours that are swirling around, namely to the effect that the automaker s planning quantity of variants.