Time may be running out for folks who want the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. At least one executive claims the new supercar’s first year of production is nearly sold out already.
Speaking with AutoBlog at this weekend’s Concours d’Elegance of America, GM Design Chief Mike Simcoe remarked to the broader crowd that C8 Corvette orders are almost to match the company’s planned production numbers for year one of the car.
“I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers,” Simcoe said when addressing a large crowd around the car. AutoBlog then asked Simcoe to elaborate. “It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon,” Simcoe stated.
Chevrolet has been accepting online registrations for the 2020 Corvette online since it was introduced a couple weeks ago. What Simcoe did not state is how many orders the company already has for the Corvette. The company has also not disclosed how many C8’s it plans to build in the first year of production, which is typically a number automakers do not disclose.
Corvette sales and production numbers have been erratic over the years. Generally in years with all-new generations, sales crest the 30,000 figure. It is unclear if Chevy has the capacity or desire to sell a mid-engine car in those volumes, though.