Corvette to land in Q4, top model priced at $160K
GMSV confirms it will offer 2LT and 3LT V8 Corvette models, available in Coupe and Convertible body styles, as well as a special Carbon Edition.
“The Corvette is one of the world’s most recognisable sports cars and over-delivers with regards to performance expected of such a machine,” GMSV Director Joanne Stogiannis said.
“It is the epitome of a true icon as it has heritage, performance and unparalleled desirability - generation after generation.”
The Corvette was introduced in 1953 and this, the eighth generation, is the first to feature a mid-engine configuration and - most importantly for Australian performance-car enthusiasts - is the first time it is available as factory-built right-hand drive.
To celebrate the local launch of the new model, a special ‘Carbon Edition’ will be available in Australia and New Zealand. This offering is based on the 3LT coupe and feature hand-picked interior trims, premium wheels, brake calliper package, and exclusive build plate.
“Full specifications for 2022 have not yet been released globally, but we anticipate being in a position to reveal more information in the second quarter, as well as pricing for the Carbon Edition.”
In addition to the Carbon Edition, GMSV will also offer Corvette as both 2LT and 3LT models, available in Coupe and Convertible body styles.
The recommended retail price for the Coupe will be $144,990 for the 2LT, while the 3LT, with enhanced interior appointments, will have a recommended retail price of $160,500. The Convertible will be an additional $15,000. All prices are plus on-roads and Australian dollars.
A myriad of comfort and convenience features, including colour head-up display and a Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, feature in both models, which are powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine.
GMSV has elected to specify the new arrivals with the Z51 Performance Package and front lift. The package includes a performance dual mode exhaust, performance suspension with magnetic selective ride control, and larger Brembo brakes.
It also adds an electronic limited slip differential, a front splitter, rear fascia-mounted spoiler, extra cooling provisions and specific rear axle ratio.
The acclaimed magnetic selective ride control provides real-time damping that reads the road every millisecond and adjusts the suspension accordingly, resulting in excellent chassis responsiveness, poise and control.
“Corvette is an iconic car and there is a massive groundswell of interest and anticipation building ahead of its local launch,” said Ms Stogiannis. “We have every expectation it will more than live up to its legendary status.”
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