The 2020 Corvette Stingray made its U.S. debut during a special event in the summer before it was shipped off for its first-ever showing at a major international show, the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Now the mid-engine sports car has caught a flight out east for the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show, where it is headlining Chevrolet’s new vehicle lineup in the United Arab Emirates city.
Chevrolet says the 2020 Corvette Stingray will be available in the Middle East from mid-2020 – not long after American customers begin to receive their cars. The model shipped to the Middle East will of course be equipped with the same 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine, which makes 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque with the optional performance exhaust. Pricing for Middle East customers and model availability has not been shared by Chevrolet, but more information should become available closer to its launch in the market in 2020.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray will look right at home in Dubai, where supercars are extremely popular and can be seen on a frequent basis. Even the local police force has a fleet of supercars for special events and traffic enforcement – which includes a Bugatti Veyron, a Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari FF, among others. Dubai Ambulance recently took delivery of a C7 Corvette Grand Sport and a R35 Nissan GT-R as well.
With General Motors poised to ship the Corvette C8 to both China and the Middle East, the mid-engine car already seems like it is being marketed as a more international product than the front-engine Vettes that preceded it. GM will also offer it in right-hand drive for Australia, the automaker’s Australian business arm confirmed previously. It could eventually make its way to other right-hand-drive markets too, such as Britain, though GM has not yet confirmed anything on that matter.
The 2019 Dubai International Motor Show is open from November 12th through to the 16th.