Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

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    Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021
    New C8 supercar will arrive here in Z51 spec, but it’s still more than a year away
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    December 06, 2019



    The hotly-anticipated new mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette supercar will come Down Under in Z51 form as standard, but Aussie buyers won’t see their cars until early 2021.

    A General Motors source confirmed with carsales that the first right-hand drive Corvette coupes will land in Australia before Christmas next year for final homologation and marketing activities.

    So while we’ll get a taste of the ground-breaking C8 Corvette overseas before then, expect to read our first local review by this time next year.

    The car will be marketed under the Corvette brand in Australia (rather than Chevrolet or Holden) and will initially arrive in one spec level called Z51 – not Stingray.

    But Australians will only get one variant – to begin with, at least – based on the top-shelf L3 grade, which comes with Napa leather-trimmed GT2 seats and a suede microfibre-covered dashboard, instrument panel and door inserts, plus heated/cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, head-up display and a 14-speaker Bose stereo.
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    Re: Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    Don't waste your time GM. Just close Holden and pull out of Australia please. Your done.

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    They could just put quickly a left-hand drive version to a 2 ****ty multi-franchise dealers located 2000 miles from each other that sell everything but luxury brands and beg 'we are global!'. At least this is how they do it in Europe.
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    Re: Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
    They could just put quickly a left-hand drive version to a 2 ****ty multi-franchise dealers located 2000 miles from each other that sell everything but luxury brands and beg 'we are global!'. At least this is how they do it in Europe.
    Australia is different

    ADR's reguire vehicles to be RHD unless over 30 years(check pretty sure?) old

    BUt you're right that's what GM normally do

    Interesting that GM actually petitioned the Australian government to change the rules just for them so they didn't have to mess with pesky RHD issues like every other manufacturer in the world does

    How damned inconvenient all these rules are
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Australia is different

    ADR's reguire vehicles to be RHD unless over 30 years(check pretty sure?) old

    BUt you're right that's what GM normally do

    Interesting that GM actually petitioned the Australian government to change the rules just for them so they didn't have to mess with pesky RHD issues like every other manufacturer in the world does

    How damned inconvenient all these rules are
    Would it have done any good if GM could import LHD Corvettes to Australia? The UK permits LHD vehicles but GM's efforts over the decades only result in a handful per year, typically 2 digits, sometimes only 1 digit.

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    Re: Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    No. Just please leave. At least someone finally decided to retire the commodore badge and in doing so has killed off v8 supercars as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carisi2k9 View Post
    No. Just please leave. At least someone finally decided to retire the commodore badge and in doing so has killed off v8 supercars as well.
    THey will race ZB till 2021


    New rules come into effect 2022 so who knows what they will race then
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    Re: Chevrolet Corvette delayed until 2021 (Australia)

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    THey will race ZB till 2021


    New rules come into effect 2022 so who knows what they will race then
    the "Corvette" VS the "Mustang"
    as the race cars and the ROAD cars have NOTHING in common why NOT?? OR TRAX VS Mustang

    NO V8's to make SUPERCARS out of / could follow "nascar" and GO PICKUP / UTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    the "Corvette" VS the "Mustang"
    as the race cars and the ROAD cars have NOTHING in common why NOT?? OR TRAX VS Mustang

    NO V8's to make SUPERCARS out of / could follow "nascar" and GO PICKUP / UTE
    from next year superutes is going crate motor ls engines
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