The long-anticipated arrival of the Chevrolet Corvette to Australian shores is one step closer with a right-hand-drive (RHD) prototype spotted testing in Detroit.
Originally earmarked to be a ‘halo’ model for Holden, the changing winds of time will now see the Corvette sold through the replacement HSV outfit, General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV).
GMSV teased a RHD cockpit of the Corvette in September 2020, but this is the first time we’ve seen the car as a whole.
The first RHD cars are destined for Japan, but an Australian launch is still expected late in the second half of 2021, with first deliveries expected to occur around that time.
Featuring a mid-mounted 6.2-litre V8 which offers 370kW and 637Nm, the C8 Corvette has a claimed 0-100km/h time of under three seconds.
The Corvette will be imported and sold by GMSV, and although pricing is still to be confirmed, a figure around the $130,000 to $150,000 mark (before on-road costs) is expected.