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Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike

Chevrolet's mid-engine car Corvette C8 is back in production, and it is ready to come out of the closet.

Chevy's first announcement of its mid-engine Corvette C8 told the public that the car would be hitting dealers by the end of 2019.

However, the production was previously delayed by the United Auto Workers’ 40-day strike which cost General Motors about $4 billion in the process.

The strike lasted six weeks until a majority of the union’s 48,000 members approved a four-year deal which included annual lump-sum bonuses or raises and ratification bonuses. The process delayed the production of the C8 until February 2020.

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Most recently, Chevrolet announced that the production began on February 3. 

Even before the strike, Chevy had already sold out the first year’s production for Corvette C8. Last week, the automaker gave a group of journalists the chance to take a peek at the eight-generation Corvette.

Here are the highlights of their insights:

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a power-machine with 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of tire-spinning torque.

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike
Source: Chevrolet

Corvette’s engine is moved to behind the cabin which is the most dramatic change. This is supposed to enable a faster launch and improve handling.

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike
Source: Chevrolet

The brand new LT2 V8 engine is can be seen through a rear hatch window.

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike
Source: Chevrolet

The mid-engine configuration is supposed to ensure responsiveness and driving feel.

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike
Source: Chevrolet

It has a feature that lifts the nose up by more than an inch, which makes managing steep driveways and speed bumps easier.

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Is Back in Production after UWA Strike
Source: Chevrolet
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