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.