Last Chevrolet Corvette C7 Rolls out of Production Line
At 4:40 PM on November 14, 2019, Chevrolet tweeted a photo of the last of the seventh-generation Corvette to roll out of the assembly line at its iconic Bowling, Green, Kentucky manufacturing plant.
“Some endings are bittersweet. The last #Corvette C7 – the end of an era – rolled off the line today. It was previously auctioned for $2.7 million with proceeds going to building smart homes for veterans,” went Chevrolet’s caption for their tweet.
Some endings are bittersweet. The last #Corvette C7 – the end of an era – rolled off the line today. It was previously auctioned for $2.7 million with proceeds going to building smart homes for veterans. pic.twitter.com/3NU7gWWbc6
— Chevrolet (@chevrolet) November 15, 2019
The model, a Z06 in gloss black finish with Adrenaline Red trim, was sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction in June. Selling for USD2.7 million (approx. PHP136.6 million), the car entered the record books as the highest-selling vehicle donated by a car manufacturer.
Equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 650 hp and over 880 Nm of torque, the last C7 comes equipped with the Z07 performance and 3LZ trim packages, custom red interior, and upgraded aero and carbon ceramic brakes, along with navigation and Performance Data Recorder systems.
The final Chevy C7 Corvette marks the end of an era, as it is the last of the model to come with a front engine. The next-gen C8 is of the mid-engine variety. The car will also be built at the Bowling Green plant.
Proceeds from the auction to the nonprofit organization Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a charitable organization named after New York firefighter Stephen Siller who died on the terrorist attack on 9/11 while on duty saving the lives of others. The Foundation helps pay off mortgage for families of firefighters and other first responders who died in the line of duty, as well as providing injured service members with “mortgage-free, accessible smart homes.”
The C7 is the same generation as the car that local boxing great Manny Pacquiao gave to his eldest son, Jimuel, on his 18th birthday.
Jimuel’s C7, a 2019 edition Stingray, sports a less powerful a 6.2-liter V8 engine that’s good for 460 hp, 630 Nm, and a 0-100 kph acceleration of 3 seconds.