It's amazing the difference that 24 hours can make. As of this week, everyone was striving to find granular and camouflaged images looking for any information to get an idea of the next generation Corvette.
Then yesterday at the end of the day, the information circulating on the Internet was faster than the speed of the supercharged light. Everyone was now talking about the C8 mid-engined Corvette. General Motors even launched the car's website! Now, with the announcement from General Motors, we know that padding and camouflage are released on July 18 of this year. There were so many spy shots of the car from different angles that probably the only difference was to see her in a different color.
The most important difference we have seen is the amount of information emanating from General Motors by less than the company rooms. Many employees went on social media to finally be able to talk a bit about the car they worked on for so long, but they could not talk about it. Imagine building what you thought was the best Corvette of all time, but you could not tell anyone. The work has its own pressure, so different from the fluid and ever-hungry Internet we have come to know today.
Kirk Bennion, our designer and designer friend at Corvette, went on Facebook and commented: "Although spy photos showing the slender silhouette of the C8 and its extremely different proportions have been circulating on the Internet for years , first real photos of the car provided by Chevrolet – and the first time the company even recognizes the existence of what could be the least well kept secret of the automotive industry. "So true, and we are sure that it feels a little relieved to finally be able to share the fruits of the team's work.
Similarly, General Motors has done a little depressurization by transmitting several information to those of social media. Publicly admitting that there was a C8 Corvette was a big problem. But also, they shared information about a special auction that would take place for the chance to own the latest Corvette C7. Did you get that? LAST C7. For those who hope the two generations will unfold Bowling Green rolling doors together, this may not be the answer you're hoping to hear.
General Motors Board Chair Mary Barra made the announcement yesterday at the Foundation's annual New York Tunnel to Towers Foundation Walk-In Foundation Gala. The car would be auctioned to support the foundation and its commitment to injured and deceased members, first responders and their families.
Barra said, "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." will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut on June 28th. Registration information is available on the Barrett-Jackson website. The winning bid will go to Stephen Siller's Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named after firefighter Stephen Siller of New York, who died in the September 11 attacks.
So, although we do not know exactly what these colors may have looked like on the actual car, we do know that it will not be long. And, we can put aside any idea of producing two different generations of Corvettes at the factory. We know that the end of the C7 generation is imminent and we know what will be the last car and where you have to go to get it. Of course, there are more questions than answers, but the breadth of information on the web in just 24 hours will give fans enough to digest for a while. Maybe until July.