The Chevrolet C8 Corvette is the iconic nameplate’s first mid-engine model, and its appeal has proven strong with long-time fans and new enthusiasts alike. Vice President of Chevrolet Steve Hill recently revealed the surprising news that out of all C8 Corvette buyers, two-thirds of them are first-time owners.
Chevy sold 8,992 C8 Corvette models during the fourth quarter of 2020, a 158 percent increase over the 3,491 in the last quarter of 2019. 21,626 Chevrolet C8 Corvettes drove off the lots of dealerships like Danny Len Buick GMC in 2020. That increase from 17,988 units in 2019 can be partially attributed to the influx of new Chevy buyers who wanted the C8 Corvette.
The C8 Corvette draws its remarkable power from a 6.2-liter V8 engine that can belt out 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, a dual-clutch transmission makes the most of that muscle by paring up with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 to ensure a smooth ride.
The mid-engine design allows the 2021 C8 Corvette to deliver unprecedented performance and handling. New technology features like wireless smartphone connectivity, an available Performance Data Recorder for serious track-drivers, and available Enhanced Navigation with a 3D view help the C8 Corvette appeal to first-time Chevy buyers.
Whether you’re a Chevy newbie or a Corvette aficionado, you can’t go wrong by checking out the wide array of vehicles — including the Corvette — available at Danny Len Buick GMC.