The very first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray built will be auctioned off in Arizona in January.
The 2020 C8 Stingray will hit dealers early next year, God willing. Production for the coupe is set to begin later this year (and might already be underway, for all we know), while production of the convertible begins early next year for arrivals hopefully by spring.
Chevrolet has indicated that they might be close to sold out of their first year’s production run already, but if you missed the boat there’s at least one way of getting your hands on a new C8 Corvette, and that’s to bid on it.
Barrett-Jackson is hosting an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona from January 11th to 19th. One of the items up for grabs is the first-ever C8 Corvette to roll off the assembly lines. VIN 001 is up for grabs, with proceeds going to the Detroit Children’s Fund benefiting public schools in the Detroit area. Because governments funding school systems is an unpopular idea in America in 2019, and thus charities have to do it.
Anyway, the vehicle will be equipped with the Z51 package, which means enhanced aero, larger brake rotors, better engine cooling, and a performance exhaust that boosts the LT2 V8’s power to 495 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque.
There’s no word on the magnetic ride control suspension, but here’s hoping it comes with all the bells and whistles.
Do not expect this car to go cheaply. The last C7 Corvette ever made went for $2.7 million, which is the most that any manufacturer-donated car has ever gone for at a Barrett-Jackson auction. Seven figures seem almost a sure thing, so better bring your pocketbook and remortgage your house.
The rest of us will have to wait for 2020 to get our hands on a C8--that is, if Chevy isn’t totally sold out of them already.