The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has had a rough time when it comes to production. General Motors Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant that builds the Corvette has had to shutdown yet again, this time due to a parts shortage.
News of this shutdown was broken by CorvetteBlogger last Thursday. According to their report, the shutdown stems from a parts shortage, blaming COVID-19 as the underlying cause. GM has since confirmed the shutdown, but has refused to go into detail as to which components have supply issues.
This is the second time this year Corvette production has been shutdown by COVID-19. Chevrolet has also had to discontinue some of the car’s carbon fiber trim options due to parts shortage, but Chevy expects the options to return for the 2021 model year.
Corvette production was also impacted last year just after the C8 Corvette launched due to the United Auto Workers strike.