Corvette diehards, your patience has finally been rewarded. General Motors has just announced that the first 2020 Corvette C8 has rolled off the line.
GM spokesperson Chris Bonelli told Robb Report the eighth-generation ‘Vette has hit the assembly line today, and the news couldn’t have come a day sooner. In fact, car nuts have literally been stealing wheels off rogue models in the streets out of sheer desperation.
If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, let us remind you what the C8 is packing. Fitted with a new 6.2-liter V-8, it is capable of producing 495 hp and 470 ft lbs of torque. With the optional Z51 performance package, it can reach 60 mph in less than three seconds, making it the fastest Corvette ever made.
On top of that, the C8 boasts a new look that sets it apart from its predecessors. The Corvette’s standard long nose and swooping curves have been replaced by lines that emulate European comrades, like Lotus or McLaren. Yet the car is still clearly a Corvette.
Sound like your cup of tea? You can preorder the 2020 Corvette C8 on Chevy’s website!