The C8 Corvette is poised to take the world by storm, arriving in international markets to challenge the fastest of the fast from the foreign makes. That includes Europe, where the C8 Corvette is set arrive this October.
General Motors recently reconfirmed that the new C8 Corvette Coupe and Convertible will arrive in European showrooms in October, following an announcement made last year that the C8 would start shipping to Europe in the second half of the 2021 calendar year.
For the first time in the history of the Chevrolet Corvette, the new C8 Corvette will be offered in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive, widening the number of markets where the iconic sports car can be sold.
As covered previously, Euro-spec C8 Corvette models will come equipped as standard with the Z51 Performance Package and 2LT trim level.
The Z51 Performance Package includes:
- Performance exhaust system
- Larger Brembo brakes
- Manually adjustable threaded spring seats
- Electronic limited slip differential
- Upgraded aerodynamics
- Shorter gearing
- Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires
Meanwhile, the 2LT trim level includes:
- Head-Up Display
- Bose 12-speaker stereo
- Heated and ventilated seats
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Performance Data Recorder
The 2LT trims will be available for deliveries early next year.
Chevrolet is also offering up a total of 16 launch editions, including eight coupes and eight convertibles, each offered exclusively in the range-topping 3LT trim level. The launch editions feature further carbon flash exterior details for the spoiler, exterior mirrors, wheels, and convertible roof, as well as Competition seats for Coupe models and GT2 seats for Convertible models, Nappa leather upholstery, microfiber velour upholstery for the seats and steering wheel, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension, and a swath of exterior and interior color combinations. The front suspension lift system is optional.
Pricing will start under 100,000 euros for launch edition models.
Critically, the Euro-spec C8 Corvette is down on power compared to the U.S.-spec models, producing 468 horsepower and 452 pound-feet of torque, as compared to the 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque generated by U.S.-spec models.