Speed lovers living Down Under rejoice – the C8 Corvette is coming to Australia, as GM Authority covered previously. Now, GMSV is teeing up the new sports car’s arrival with a fresh video of the mid-engine Chevy tackling some apexes at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.
For those readers who may be unaware, GMSV (GM Specialty Vehicles) is the new General Motors brand in Australia, replacing the recently retired Holden brand. As such, GMSV will offer a collection of General Motors vehicles in the market, including the new C8 Corvette.
The new GMSV video is relatively brief, clocking in at just 1 minute, 29 seconds. However, it includes loads of slick footage of the new C8 Corvette, including gorgeous shots of the exterior, interior, and engine bay, as well as plenty of shots of the new Vette slicing through the corners on the track. The video also features the Chevy Silverado pickup truck, which can be seen bringing the new C8 Corvette to the track in a trailer.
Interestingly, the C8 Corvette featured in this video is a left-hand drive model. General Motors is also producing right-hand-drive versions of the eighth-gen Vette, with the first right-hand-drive examples already headed to the Japanese market. Deliveries of right-hand-drive C8 Corvettes are slated to arrive in Australia early next year, coinciding with deliveries to the U.K., another right-hand-drive market.
Australian buyers will have several trim levels to choose from, including the 2LT (the mid-range model here in the U.S.), which starts at AU$144,990 (before on-road costs), or $112,463 at current exchange rates (05/24/2021). Buyers will also have access to the 3LT (the range-topping trim), priced at AU$160,500, or $124,494 at current exchange rates.