Ultimate Entrance-Engined Chevrolet Corvette to be Auctioned for Charity Earlier than Swap to C8 Platform
Basic Motors CEO Mary Barra has introduced that the corporate will promote the final Chevrolet Corvette of the present, front-engined C7 era at a charity public sale this June.
GM has confirmed the automotive to be bought at public sale might be a black 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, of specification just like the automotive depicted above. Output of 650 horsepower and an equal torque ranking place the Z06 firmly in supercar territory, and its dealing with does not beg to vary, with the mannequin attaining a 7:13.9 across the Nürburgring in an impartial check.
“GM, GMC, and Chevrolet assist the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Basis and its dedication to injured and fallen army members, first responders, and their households,” Barra acknowledged at a gala this week. “The sale of this iconic Corvette will assist the muse proceed its good work, and pave the best way for the Subsequent Technology Corvette that we’ll introduce on July 18.”
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Basis was named in honor of the New York Hearth Division’s Stephen Siller, a firefighter killed within the terrorist assaults of Sept. 11, 2001. GM has, previously 5 years, collaborated to funnel greater than $10 million into the muse, which makes use of the cash to construct mortgage-free housing centered across the particular person wants of critically wounded former armed service members.
This Z06 is fated to roll onto the public sale stand on June 28, on the Barrett-Jackson occasion in Connecticut. On condition that the primary 2019 ZR1 fetched $925,000 at an identical public sale final 12 months, we should always count on bids for the final front-engined Corvette to climb far into the six figures, if not someplace within the low sevens.
Confirmed specification for the ultimate automotive does not essentially imply manufacturing is slated to stop earlier than the public sale is held. Toyota auctioned off its first 2020 GR Supra for $2.1 million earlier than the mannequin even entered manufacturing, so GM may be promoting off a construct slot. The Drive contacted GM for a press release on C7 phaseout plans, however the automaker declined to remark, stating that it hasn’t but confirmed any plans concerning wrap-up of the C7’s manufacturing.