The vehicle was sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale, Arizona auction, an annual event with a tradition of offering first editions of new performance cars for charity.
The first production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 - or a stand-in for it - crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this weekend, where it gained a whole lot of attention and raised a bunch of money for charity.
It was also named Motor Trend Car of the Year. This U.S. tour will give enthusiasts around the country an up-close look at the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette - offering a new standard of design, performance, technology and craftsmanship. Although the first production model had not yet been built, it was already on the auction house plan and was selling millions of times over the actual retail price of $ 59,995 sold. And though the auto revealed at the auction was a representative, the true vehicle to be constructed as VIN 001 will include the Z51 performance package and arrive at black with unique GT2 seats.
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The new mid-engine product is said to have seen a complete resign of the Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible, with only a single part being carried over to V8 from the last generation. Deliveries are expected to start in March. It will also come with a black exterior, black seats with red trim, red seatbelts, GT2 seats, removable roof panel, and rear spoiler.
With a strike at its assembly plant late previous year, production for the United States market has been delayed until February 2020; right-hand-drive examples are expected to follow about 12 months later.
The 2020 C8 Corvette will finally roll off the assembly line next month. The annual auction offers a chance to purchase first-editions of new performance cars for charity.
'A mid-engine Corvette was a huge risk for Chevy's muscle-car icon.