The launch of the mid-engined Corvette C8 is nearing, and the inventory of the C7 Corvette has been shrinking very fast. The company has stopped selling these front engine supercar in the US on 23 June 2019, and the other hand European dealers will follow this on 31 August. But the last C7 has its future written in golden words because of it going to the Barrett-Jackson auction in April. On this day, the auction has been concluded, and the price of the last front-engined Corvette ever is at a whopping $2.7 million.
The specs of the last C7 Corvette are as follows. It is a black Z06 with the 3LZ trim package which comes with a plethora of leather, extra tech features such as navigation and a performance data recorder, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine which produces 650 horsepower that is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual transmission.
As for the exterior, this car comes with a carbon fiber roof and splitter, and on the other hand, the interior trims are covered with red leather. With the specifications of this car would cost any person millions of dollars but that auction price for the last C7 Corvette is for a good cause. All the process of the bids will be going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Smart Home program, who are aiming to build free homes for those veterans that are catastrophically injured.
Each one of these smart homes is going to be specifically designed. Why I say, this is because each home will be unique, which will be designed for injured service members. Moreover, it will have features like automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, and automatic door openers, etc. Not only did the winning bidder get a piece of Chevrolet history but will be helping the foundation to push through with its cause.