2019 Chevrolet Corvette Special Edition Revealed

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Special Edition Revealed

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Special Edition

As Chevrolet prepares to close the chapter on the C7 Corvette generation, they appear to have one final gift for enthusiasts – a new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Special Edition.

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No public announcement has been made regarding a Special Edition model, but if you look close at the agenda of events happening at the Corvette corral for next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, you would see an event scheduled for 11:30 am on Friday, January 25th for the “2019 Corvette Special Edition Announcement at the Chevrolet Experience”.

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We caught wind of the new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Special Edition just a couple weeks ago but I haven’t seen it and couldn’t tell you much more anyways so we are looking forward to the reveal just as much as you guys.

I do think it’s telling that Chevrolet has chosen to skip this week’s NAIAS as the reveal of the new Special Edition and instead hold it for the kickoff of the Corvette Racing schedule at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. I believe the last time they introduced a special edition at a Corvette Corral was the 2011 Carbon Edition Corvettes. In 2009 at Sebring, the Corvette Team also introduced the GT1 Championship Editions and the Competition Sport models.

As you may know, my book on Corvette Special Editions has detailed the various commemoratives, tributes, and other Special Edition Corvettes over the years. One of the trends we have noted is the release of a final Special Edition prior to the end of the generation.

At the end of the C6 generation, we had two special editions in 2013, the 427 Convertible and the 60th Anniversary package. At the end of the C5 generation, it was the 2004 Commemorative Edition available on all three models, with the Z06 Commemorative Edition having special graphics and the first painted carbon fiber hood. The end of the C4 Corvettes saw the 1996 Collectors Edition (for the masses) and the 1996 Grand Sport (limited to 1,000). And finally, the last special edition of the C3 was the 1982 Collector Edition.

While you could argue that the Sebring Orange Design Package for the ZR1 fits the bill as a Special Edition, its price tag keeps most Corvette enthusiasts from enjoying it. So I would expect this last Special Edition for the C7 Corvette to be something that’s affordable and most likely available across several models. See also 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Price Rumors

CorvetteBlogger will be on-site at Daytona International Speedway for the reveal of this new Chevrolet Corvette Special Edition and will also be taking in the full slate of Corvette Racing events for the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Source: www.corvetteblogger.com

Quoted from Wikipedia, The Chevrolet Corvette, known also as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a front engine, rear drive, two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than sixty years of production and seven design generations. As Chevrolet’s halo vehicle, the Corvette is widely noted for its performance and distinctive plastic — either fiberglass or composite — bodywork.

In 1953, when GM executives were looking to a name the new Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small maneuverable warship — and the name was approved. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept and was followed ten years later, in the 1963 second generation, in coupe and convertible styles. Originally manufactured in Flint, Michigan as well as St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette has been manufactured since 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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The Corvette has since become widely known as “America’s Sports Car.” Automotive News said that after ‘starring’ in the early 1960s television show Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure,” ultimately becoming both “the most successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car in history.