C8 Corvette Owner Surprised by Two-Tone Boomerangs

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Photo: Corvette Forum
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Chevrolet may have sorted out the mid-engine Corvette supply issues, but quality control at the Bowling Green production plant still leaves much to be desired. On this occasion, one particular car has been shipped to the dealership with two-tone boomerangs even though no such option exists for the 2020 model year Stingray.
“It's a beautiful car,” said the owner on the Corvette Forum, “but the EFY option for body-color accents was recognized on the main body and not on the doors.” As you can tell from the two photos uploaded to the thread, half of the boomerang is Torch Red, while the other half wears Carbon Flash.

The dealership is reportedly checking with General Motors on how to resolve this issue while the service department performs the pre-delivery inspection. “I can’t believe it passed quality control in Bowling Green,” said the owner. He’s not alone. As you're well aware, the C8 is riddled with quality-related problems such as uneven stitching, paint issues, and leaky transmissions.

One mismatched boomerang is understandable on a first-year vehicle, but two of them? I would be hiding my head in the ground if I were the guy in charge of quality control, more so the guy in charge of QC for the mid-engine ‘Vette.

What is even more aggravating is that Chevrolet markets the Corvette as its halo vehicle, a sports car with supercar-rivaling performance that costs quite a bit more than other Golden Bowtie passenger cars. As a brief refresher, the most affordable Stingray retails at $60k including destination charge, while the Z51 go-faster package adds $5k to the tally.

You also have to consider that engineering tolerances will be much smaller on upcoming versions like the Z06, which is switching from a small-block V8 to a flat-plane crankshaft V8 based on the engine in the C8.R endurance racer. Speaking of powerplants, Stingray owners continue to report broken valve springs in the LT2 engine even though this problem was officially acknowledged by General Motors almost three months ago.

Going forward, can you see General Motors improving the quality control for the C8?
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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