GM Specialty Vehicles has appear aboriginal images of the right-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette that will assuredly become accessible in Australia backward abutting year.
The three images appear via GMSV’s Instagram page, area it best afresh additionally acquaint an angel of the mid-engined C8 Corvette with the Z51 Achievement Package that we accept will be accepted in Australia.
As we’ve reported, development of the right-hand drive Corvette is currently underway advanced of the aboriginal branch RHD ’Vette’s absolution in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Japan, India and South Africa in the additional bisected of abutting year.
In North America, area the aboriginal all-around Corvette became accessible aboriginal this year, the accepted Stingray auto is priced from $US59,995 ($A81,985) and the convertible from $US67,495.
Both rear-drive supercars are offered in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels, all powered by a 6.2-litre LT2 V8 bearing about 370kW/640Nm and akin to an eight-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
For an added $US5000, all US Corvettes can be optioned with the Z51 pack, which is appropriate for clue use and comprises achievement suspension, exhaust, arbor arrangement and Brembo brakes, additional an eLSD, able cooling system, 245/35 ZR19 advanced and 305/30 ZR20 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tyres, and a Z51-specific advanced splitter and rear addle-brain (pictured here).
Also now accepted as accepted for Australia via the GMSV website is a 12-inch reconfigurable agenda apparatus display, 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen, 10-speaker Bose Achievement Series 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth with NFC pairing, wireless buzz charging and keyless entry/start with alien start.
Australian options will accommodate the Advanced Lift system, Achievement Data Recorder and a colour head-up display.
In the RHD UK market, the C8 Launch Edition will retail for £81,700 as a auto and £87,110 as a convertible, which translates to about $A148,000 and $A158,000 respectively.
According to our sources, back it arrives backward abutting year the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 auto will be priced from about $130,000 – about $100K beneath than the abject Porsche 911 – and bound to about 250 units for the aboriginal year in Australia, area the convertible adaptation is yet to be accepted for release.
Further afield, up to four added added able versions of the eighth-generation Corvette are expected, and we accept at atomic one of them will appear Down Under in bound numbers with a amount tag of about $200K.
Latest letters from the US suggests the abutting cab off the Corvette rank is acceptable to be the Z06 in 2022, followed by a Grand Sport archetypal in 2023, the ZR1 in 2024 and the 750kW/1000hp ‘Zora’ EV in 2025.
Before then, the C8 Z06 and ZR1 will reportedly apply a new twin-turbo 5.5-litre flat-plane-crank DOHC V8 called LT7, in altered configurations carrying up to 485kW and 670kW appropriately – the closing with torque-boosting amalgam tech.
There’s belief the top-shelf Zora could add two added electric motors at the advanced arbor to accommodate for all-wheel drive and four-wheel torque vectoring, accretion traction, activity and acceleration.