Yesterday, at the iconic Bowling Green production facility, the final C7 Corvette rolled off the factory line. Although it hadn’t been built yet, the final C7 was sold at an auction back in late June for a whopping $2.7 million, all of which went to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The money will be used by the foundation to help pay off mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
The ‘Vette in question is a C7 Z06 decked out in all-black. Underneath the hood is the famous 6.2 Liter supercharged V8 which pumps out 650 horsepower and 650 torques. And of course, the engine is placed in front of the driver making this specific Corvette not only the last C7, but the last front-engined Corvette—ever.
As the production run of the C7 comes to a close, a new age dawns—with the engines behind the drivers. Now that it’s finally ceased production the Bowling Green plant can make changes to prepare for the production of the C8. Production has been delayed significantly due to the GM workers strikes, but now production is back on schedule. Deliveries are still planned for 2020.
So, now that the C7 is officially in the past, what did everybody think of Chevy’s last ever front-engined Corvette? Was it their best yet? Should they have kept going with the front-engined platform? Let me know below in the comments.