Siyah Z06'nın geliri hayır kurumlarına bağışlanacak.

Üretilecek son yedinci nesil Corvette, Barret-Jackson'a ait bir müzayedede açık arttırmaya çıkarılacak. 28 Haziran'da satışa sunulacak siyah Z06'nın gelirlerinin tamamı Stephen Siller hayır kurumuna bağışlanacak. Bu kurum, askeri serviste ağır yaralanmış kişilere ev yardımı sağlarken, askerde hayatını kaybetmiş kişilerin ailelerinin masraflarını da karşılıyor.

Galeri: 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Duyurusu

General Motors CEO'su Mary Barra, yakın zamanda düzenlenecek müzayede için şu ifadeleri kullanıyor: "Bu ikonik Corvette'in satılması derneğin hayır işlerine devam etmesine yardımcı olacak. Bununla birlikte 18 Temmuz'da tanıtacağımız yeni nesil modelin gelişini de simgeleyecek". Yani evet, sonunda ortadan motorlu Corvette'in tanıtılacağı tarih doğrulanmış oldu.

Daha önce çıkan iddialar, C7 Corvette'in Ağustos 2019'a kadar üretimde kalabileceği yönündeydi. Motor1.com ABD editörleri bu durum hakkında bilgi alabilmek adına Chevy'ye ulaşmış. Markanın sözcüsü Kevin M. Kelly: "Henüz tarihler hakkında detay veremiyoruz." ifadelerini kullanmış. 

Yukarıda gördüğünüz fotoğraf ise ortadan motorlu Corvette'e ilk resmi bakışımız oluyor. Aracın kamuflajsız hali 18 Temmuz'da alıcıların beğenisine sunulacak olsa da üretimin ne zaman başlayacağını bilmiyoruz. İddialar Aralık 2019'a işaret ediyor olsa da bekleyip görmemiz gerekecek.

C8 Corvette'in ilk günlerinde 6.2 litrelik atmosferik V8 motoru kullanacağına inanıyoruz. 8 ileri vitesli DCT şanzıman ile eşleştirilecek bu ünite, 470 bg gücü üretebilecek. Ortaya atılan son iddialara göre aracın çok daha güçlü çift turbolu V8 türevleri de ilerleyen günlerde seçenekler arasına eklenecek.

Kaynak: Chevrolet

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General Motors will auction the final production seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette this summer, with the proceeds benefiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The announcement, along with confirmation of the Next Generation Corvette’s development, was made this evening by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who was honored at the foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York.

“GM, GMC and Chevrolet support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to injured and fallen military members, first responders and their families,” said Barra. “The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18.”

The final seventh gen Corvette — a black 2019 Z06 model — will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut June 28. Registration information is available at www.barrett-jackson.com.

Every dollar of the winning bid will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who died during the Sept. 11 attacks.

The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.

“The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation thanks GM, GMC and Chevrolet for  supporting the brave men and women of our armed forces and our first responders,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO. “This generous gift will help us provide more injured veterans with the independence they deserve.”

For the past five years, GMC has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its national foundation of choice. In that time, it has helped the foundation raise more than $10 million. That includes $2.2 million raised last year, with $925,000 of it coming from the auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1. It was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.

Other money has come from employee donations and events across the country such as 5K Tunnel to Towers races and other activities sponsored by GMC dealers.

GM is committed to helping those who have given so much for their country. GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.

To obtain the latest information on the Next Generation Corvette, visit the official website linked here.

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