The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is officially available in Europe

The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is officially available in Europe


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The latest version of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is equipped for the first time with the V8 in the middle rear position, while it had always opted for a front-facing V8 and connected to the rear wheels. With this new configuration, the American sports car launched in the summer of 2019 will look like a big car. Distributed in the US market for more than a year and a half, the beauty is now officially arriving on European soil. There is no need to go through importers or long-haul approvals in the American brand to afford the new Corvette C8.

Starting this October, it will be possible to order a personal copy of the sports car, during which customers who have pre-ordered their launch version will receive the first cars. To take advantage of the 6.2 atmo V8 of 482 hp and 613 Nm of torque of a sports car as well as increase its speed from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds (Vmax of 296 km / h), it will be necessary to pay. approximately € 88,620 in the coupé and € 92,300 in exchange in France (excluding the malus of € 30,000 in 2021 and € 40,000 in 2022). The small American barrier is associated with a new eight-speed two-clutch transmission.

Standard Z51 performance package with 2LT trim

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Customers will be able to choose between two trim levels as well as a number of exterior and interior options for their new C8 Corvette. To date, it is the only launch version released for the order. By October, the eighth-generation Corvette will be standardized in Europe with 2LT trim, with 3LT trim available as an option.

Compared to the American entry-level style, Europeans get top-notch display, navigation system, Bose sound system as well as heated seats and ventilation, among other things. Among the options available on the list, there are outdoor carbon components such as spoiler or outdoor mirrors, three types of seats to choose from (GT1, GT2 or Competition Sport), a lift system on the front axis or longer. 4.0 Magnet Suspension System for well-planned operating dynamics. A total of 12 exterior colors, 6 interior colors and 4 sets of rims are available to choose from.

The Z51 performance package is also unavoidable on the Corvette Stingray for the European market, as it is set as standard. This package includes manual adjustable coilors for suspension, Brembo brakes with large discs and additional front air intakes. Electronic variations of slider, short axle proportions, sports exhaust system, aerodynamic package and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires are also included to have the best configuration from the start, without landing.

Prices for Chevrolet Corvette C8 in France

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  • Corvette 2LT: € 88,620
  • Corvette 3LT: € 92,300
  • Corvette Convertible 2LT: € 95,170
  • Corvette Convertible 3LT: € 98,860

In short

Available from € 88,620 in coupé and € 92,300 in cabriolet in France, the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray allows European customers to benefit from its unique architecture with a V8 6.2 atomic engine mounted in the rear position. Calculate a fine of € 30,000 (2021) or even € 40,000 next year for the purchase of this new car in France, a penalty that affects the affordability of this major US car.

Paul Niocel