As we move closer to putting the disaster that was 2020 behind us, more concrete information about production plans for the 2021 model year is coming to light. Out of all the prospective buyers out there right now, none are probably more excited about this than those looking at the 2021 Corvette Stingray. Thanks to a new report from Corvette Action Center, we now know that Bowling Green Assembly should start cranking out these second-year models sooner than expected.
According to the report, GM updated their dealers this morning on the current production status for the 2020 and 2021 model year Corvette. In this update the automaker noted that the factory has been producing around 186 cars per day between the two shifts. This volume is higher than GM initially planned for, and as such they are a month ahead of schedule. In fact, all 2020 C8 Corvette orders with a 3000+ event code are slated for production by December. This means that production of the 2021 Corvette Stingray is now slated to begin on December 8th. Because the 2021 model year doesn’t bring any significant updates to the platform, the two cars could technically even share the assembly line for a time.
This is great news for Corvette buyers all around, as this means that deliveries should also be pushed up significantly. It is also nice to hear something good related to C8 production, after its first year was marred with supplier issues, a UAW strike, recalls, and of course the pandemic. The folks who are most excited about this have to be those who saw their 2020 build slots disappear as a result of all of the ongoing issues. They may have had to wait a lot longer than expected, but at least the 2021 Corvette Stingray does come with a few new options to choose from.