Beginning August 31, 2019, any Chevrolet performance vehicle with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine will be prohibited from being sold in either the European Union and/or the United Kingdom. That singles out both the C7 Corvette and sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro SS as a result. The UK’s Motoring Research recently posted the reminder. Once the sales ban takes effect, European buyers seeking the Camaro and/or Corvette will have to settle for a used model.
The irony here is that the logistical makeup of just getting these American-made vehicles over to Europe likely has a bigger carbon footprint than any individual C7 Corvette or Camaro SS could generate in its lifetime.
With the C7 fading into the sunset, it’s still unclear if GM will even bother trying to get the all-new 2020 C8 Corvette to sell in Europe. In the case of the United Kingdom, neither the Camaro nor the Corvette made much of an impact when it came to sales, as their exclusively left-hand-drive configuration hamstrung their appeal in a right-hand-drive nation.