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2009 Chevrolet Corvette Production Halted - (USA)

September 16th, 2008

General Motors has confirmed with Automotive News that the Chevrolet Corvette will stop being produced for a period of one week from 6th October.  As a result of the current automotive recession in America, General Motors will follow this up with a reduced assembly line speed and are expected to lay off a number of workers.

Sales of the Corvette are running below last years figures, down 8.5% in the first 8 months of 2008 compared with the previous year.

What’s even more concerning for Corvettte fans is the future of the iconic sports car.  With General Motors placing a number of RWD projects on ice, it will be interesting to see if Corvette fans will even be able to buy a RWD V8 powered Vette by the middle of the next decade.

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