The 2020 Corvette offers world-beating levels of performance for surprisingly little outlay, with Chevy framing it as an everyday supercar capable of laying the smackdown on the track, while still coddling the ‘ole backside on extended trips, all without breaking the bank. However, outside the U.S., that affordable price point isn’t always guaranteed. Case in point, we have this new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette that just popped up for sale in Norway for more than a quarter-million bucks.
Listed on the Norwegian automotive website Broom, the seller (Carfreaks AS) claims this is the first 2020 Corvette C8 offered in Norway. Pricing is set at 2,499,000 Norwegian kroner, or about $280,000 at current exchange rates.
No doubt, exclusivity definitely plays a part in justifying the outrageous asking price. Norway’s high vehicle tax also plays a part. Throw in limited availability stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic (some 2020 model-year orders have even been pushed back to the 2021 model year), and things start to make a little more sense.
Still – more than a quarter-million bucks!
For now, it’s unclear if Chevy will officially export the 2020 Corvette to Norway. The country is not listed on Chevy’s European website, however, if the C8 does officially land there, the asking price is likely to be much lower.
This is also unlikely to be the last 2020 Corvette on Norwegian soil. For example, a buyer could conceivably buy one in neighboring Sweden and cross the border.
Regardless, the real shocker here is this vehicle’s eye-watering price tag. Adding to the shock is that this appears to be a mid-range 2LT model without such popular options as the Z51 Performance Package.
That said, there are some folks out there with way too much money to spend and a strong desire to be the first and the flashiest, so who knows, maybe the price tag is perfectly on point.
As a reminder, the 2020 Corvette is produced exclusively by GM USA at the GM Bowling Green facility in Kentucky. The C8 rides on the all-new mid-engine Y2 platform, with the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine equipped for motivation. On these shores, pricing starts at $59,995 for Coupe models and $67,495 for Convertible models.