Chevrolet C8 Corvette orders officially open in Australia.
General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) has announced the ordering for the new C8 Corvette is officially open via the GMSV Dealer network across Australia and New Zealand.
Chevrolet’s mid-engine supercar is available in Australia in three specification grades and both coupe and convertible, with pricing starting at $144,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 2LT coupe. The convertible option adds $15,000.
The mid and flagship grades are the 3LT and Carbon Edition Coupe respectively, with 3LT pricing confirmed at $160,500 for the coupe, $175,500 for the convertible.
The Carbon Edition is exclusive to Australia and New Zealand and produced in a limited production run to celebrate the local launch of Corvette. Pricing starts at $189,900. The Carbon Edition comes equipped with a hand-picked option package consisting of:
- Carbon fibre interior package (Carbon inserts on dash and door panels)
- Trident wheel package with machined face in spectra gray
- Colour-coded brake calipers
- Carbon fibre roof
- Engine appearance lighting package with carbon fibre closeout panels
- Unique carbon build plate
The carbon fibre elements along with the Trident wheel package are limited to the Carbon Edition as part of the launch production run. Joining the MY22 C8 Corvette range in Australia are also three new colours – Amplify Orange, Caffeine and Hypersonic Gray.
Switching to a mid-engine layout has increased the length of the new model by 137mm to 4630mm, with the wheelbase stretched to 2723mm. It is 1933mm wide, 56mm wider than the previous C7 model, although at 1234mm it is marginally lower. The new Corvette weighs 1527kg, 166kg more than previously.
The new V8 produces 360kW and 637Nm, with a virtually flat torque curve between 3000 and 6000rpm.
While retaining some familiar design cues, the new Corvette has a more ‘global’ look due to the new layout, with echoes of recent two-seat McLaren and Ferrari machines. Chevrolet claims a more ‘driver-centric’ interior design, with the shorter bonnet bringing increased visibility.