General Motors have now reopened their North American production facilities including the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will start the process of building the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette again, however there is a catch. Sadly the C8 will come without one very popular extra… the High Wing Spoiler and the Visible Carbon Fibre Ground Effects Package that it comes with.
Much like the aero kit, the reason for the High Wing Spoiler being discontinued was due to supplier issues – specifically down to GM’s supplier being unable to keep up with the demand for the popular extra.
However, to combat the disappointed which will greet many fans of the High Wing Spoiler, Chevrolet are trying to remedy this by rolling out some brand new accessories for the 2020 model. First in line is the new contoured rubber floor and trunk liners featuring ‘Jake’, the Corvette Racing skull logo and a C8.R themed indoor car cover. But wait, thats not all, as the American brand are also bringing out some Ultra High Security Wheel Locks too.
Moving to later in the year, Chevrolet will be bringing out two different Ground Effects kits, with one in Carbon Flash and another finished in black. Rocker panel extensions will also be available in either Carbon Flash or Visible Carbon Fibre.
Corvette have also extended their production to account for their Bowling Green Assembly Plant being closed for two months. As a result, this gives Corvette the opportunity to start work on building the convertible model before moving onto the 2021 production year. This move means that there will be a limited number of Corvette orders that will need to be rolled over into the next year.
It seems the car industry is slowly waking up from its pandemic induced slumber and we personally can’t wait.