C7 Generation coming to an end!

The end of the 7th generation Corvette is coming fast and now we have some actual dates that you should be aware of.

We knew that by watching the dealers, we would get a sense of when actual C7 Corvette production would come to a close and it looks like the countdown clock to the end of the C7s has already started.

First up, the last order cycle for the 2019 ZR1 closed at the end of May which means that the end date to custom order the 755-hp Corvette has already passed. There might be a few built cars still out there from deals that fell through, but it looks like ZR1 production is nearly wrapped up.

Today (June 6th) starts the final order cycle to build a C7 Convertible with a Sold order required to be in GM’s order bank by Monday evening (6/10).

The last day for any Sold order C7 Coupes is Monday, June 17th. Again, buyers need to have a Sold order in the order bank that Monday evening for any chance to be picked up by GM.

The final day for any C7 order is Tuesday, June 23rd. However, there is no guarantee that dealers will have allocations on that day. Regardless, it’s the final day for any C7 order.

Keep in mind that these are for placing sold customer orders for 2019 Corvettes. Dealer inventories for the 2019 Corvette are still plentiful and so if you can’t order the car of your dreams, there’s a good chance that most of your wishlist can be fulfilled with a car that has already been built.

We are still waiting on final confirmation on when the C7 Corvette production will officially end and that should become clearer in the next few weeks.


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GXE – The World’s First Street Legal Electric Car to Exceed 220mph

Last year, Rockland, Maryland-based Genovation Cars announced the second generation of its electric sports car, the GXE – which stands for Genovation Extreme Electric. This week, the company announced the pre-production GXE will make a silent splash at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show

The second generation switches to the C7 Corvette Grand Sport, the new GXE’s two electric motors should get something like 800 hp and 700 pound-feet of torque. All of that power, mind you, goes to the carbon fiber wheels at the rear. On top of more powerful electric motors, Genovation upped the battery capacity from 44 kWh to 60 kWh and maintained 50/50 weight distribution. Range is said to be around 150 miles if you play Holly Golightly with the throttle pedal, or just enough for two UFO-sounding laps of the 12.9-mile Nürburgring. Genovation says the bolt to 60 mph happens in under three seconds – a traditional Grand Sport does it in 3.5 seconds – and top speed will be on the far side of 220 mph.

The coming GXE proves the adage that the best things in life are free, the second-best things in life are hideously expensive. Each of the 75 examples Genovation plans to build will cost $750,000. The limited run helps keep the price high, and buyers can opt for a feature not seen on any other electric car we know of: a seven-speed manual transmission. The company believes it won’t have any trouble finding buyers, and plans to use the haul of loot to finance a less expensive electric sports car called G2. Genovation has schedule GXE deliveries to begin at the end of 2019.


2019 ZR1… What do you think?

You either love it or hate it is my initial thought. The aggressive front-end and grill and air ducts are really different and dramatic to say the least.  I like the hood lines however.

“To put things into perspective, the last ZR1 was produced in 2013 and it made 638 horsepower. Although this is a respectable output, it is still over 100 horsepower shy of the claimed 750 horsepower 2019 version. According to reports, the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will most likely use the same 6.2-liter V-8 found in the current Z06, but with improved cooling. By just looking at the front vents and fascia you can assume the additional intakes help combat over heating. Without sounding like a total moron, I have to admit the nose looks similar to the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan, or closer than it did in previous years.”.. Says TheDrive, Max Goldberg

“The specifications call out an LT5 V8 making 750hp and 680 lb-ft of torque. That V8 is supercharged and the 750hp number happens to correspond to the 750th issue of the magazine itself. Pricing hasn’t been announced but Car & Driver figures it will sell for around $120,000.

Running down the rumored specs we see a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic as the transmission options. The ZR1 will get wheels that are half an inch wider on the front compared to the Z06. Mag Ride suspension is tipped as standard along with carbon ceramic brakes.”, says Shane McGlaun from Slash Gear…