Last-Ever Front-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Goes for USD2.7 Million
Chevrolet has never hidden the fact that the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will go the way of most supercars by adopting a mid-engine setup, bringing to an end over six decades of the classic and traditional long nose, front engine muscle car silhouette the nameplate has long been known for. And further ringing in the death knell is the recent Barrett-Jackson auction which saw the very last seventh-generation 2019 Chevrolet Corvette go for USD2.7 million (over PHP138 million), with the entire proceeds going to charity.
It took The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) four years to bring in the current, seventh-gen Corvette to the Philippines, from when company boss Atty. Albert Arcilla first made know his desire to bring the nameplate to the country in 2014 to its arrival finally on our shores in 2018. Since the next-gen Corvette will be the first-ever mid-engine model, it's guaranteed to be in demand as it'll definitly be a collector's item. Now, the question is how long will the Philippine market have to wait to get its hands on the eighth-generation Corvette? Let's just hope we don't have to four years again for that to happen.
In any case, Chevrolet has revealed that the all-new, eighth-generation Corvette will make its debut on July 18, which is a little over two weeks from now.