Here's your first look at the right-hand-drive C8 Corvette

Highly anticipated American brute will answer Australian, Japanese and UK prayers

3w ago

If you had to choose one car to define 2020, the 8th generation Chevrolet Corvette would be a wise answer. With a mighty 6.2L LT2 V8, mid-engine layout, striking looks and a humble price tag, the intense hype behind it is easily understandable. However, the all-new Corvette is only currently sold in selected left-hand-drive markets, leaving right-hand-drive (RHD) enthusiasts with nothing but a bedroom poster.

Chevrolet did confirm last year that the C8 Corvette will be available in Australian, Japanese and UK markets during 2021, however, we were yet to see a production-ready model or a working prototype. Our photographers recently captured an 'Accelerate Yellow' Corvette configured in RHD out and about. Yes, the right-sided Corvette is real and ready for launch. Whilst steering conversions have always existed, this is the first time since the 1953 C1 that the Corvette is being offered in RHD.

The C8 Corvette's chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, stated in a Q&A that prototype RHD Corvettes have been driving around for quite some time now. “Yes, some of us are actually driving them around ... it’s very strange to be driving a Corvette with the steering wheel on the right-hand side. We’ve built some and we’ll be doing some of our pre-production testing now in the US". It seems that the RHD 'Vette has undergone vigorous testing to ensure it meets quality and foreign safety regulations, which is brilliant news.

How would you configure your C8 Corvette?

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Comments (39)

  • There is something not tight about the design of this car.

      21 days ago
    • I was thinking the same. It sort of looks like a replica

        21 days ago
    • Agree.

      This is the first time I've seen a far-shot photo of it and I think it looks like a ute.

        21 days ago
  • Why all over sudden love RHD markets, GM? I thought murder (sorry, silly me. Retirement!) of Holden was due to your, GM, decision to pullout RHD markets. If this is your crappy offering for Holden, then, listen GM, go and shove it up your... exhaust pipe!

      21 days ago
    • market monopoly

        21 days ago
    • Chaos has ensued after GM pulled Holden out and the pandemic started. We've got HSVs selling for over a million bucks, everyday SS Vs going for over a $100K... it's madness. Holden and HSV made some great cars but since they pulled the plug,...

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        20 days ago
  • N ot al l ther e . Som ething isn’t quit e right . It looki ng like a Ferrar I but it’s ey even painted it yellow w . I recon screw it up and start again boys. And take down that Ferrari poster off your design studio wall too.

      21 days ago
    • It does look a bit like a Ferrari from the front and in the yellow. I think it's just a terrible spec that makes the car look a bit off. It looks more 'Corvette' in the right spec

        19 days ago
  • And lemme guess, it'll be made cheaply and cost twice the Price.

      21 days ago
  • FYI Corvette has been available in the Japanese market since the 70s. We accept either side with no penalty.

      21 days ago
    • If you don't mind having a LHD car on the left side of the road then sure, I don't see why you wouldn't save money and get a LHD C8 Corvette

        20 days ago