When he saw the first Corvette, Zora Duntov was so angry he wrote a letter to Chevrolet engineers. A sports car shouldn’t have a six cylinder or automatic transmission. They hired him to work out the bugs and he was Corvette’s Chief Engineer for three decades. During those years he always wanted to build a mid-engine car, but Chevrolet rebuked him after each prototype was unveiled. Times have changed and his vision has finally been fulfilled. In a press release last night, we learned the new Chevrolet Corvette C8 will be unveiled July 18th.
To give the current generation a proper farewell, the final C7 will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Mohegan Sun in June. The black Z06 will be the last Corvette to have an engine up front, and all proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. GM Chairman & CEO Mary Barra said: “GM, GMC and Chevrolet support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to injured and fallen military members, first responders and their families,” said Barra.
“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18.” If you can’t wait for the next generation, our dealers have great incentives on Stingrays, Grand Sports, and even a few Z06s. Click the link below to see for yourself, and stay with us for all your Corvette news.