The C8 Corvette Stingray celebrated its official European debut at last week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Corvette Racing driver and Corvette brand ambassador Oliver Gavin, a native of Britain, was on hand at the Festival of Speed to help introduce the C8 Corvette Stingray to the European market. As we already know, the C8 Corvette Stingray is the first Corvette to be officially produced in a right-hand-drive layout, upping its appeal in RHD markets like the United Kingdom.
The European-spec Corvette Stingray will come as standard in the 2LT trim level, which offers additional equipment over the 1LT serving as the base trim here in North America. European models will at first be offered in Launch Edition trim, which is based on the range-topping 3LT trim level and also features additional Carbon Flash painted exterior components, including the spoiler, exterior mirrors and wheels. Prices for the Launch Edition coupe will start at £81,700 in the UK, roughly $113,250 USD at the current exchange rate.
The C8 Corvette Stingray will also be offered in the Convertible body style in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. Just like in North America, the drop-top variant is slightly more expensive than the coupe, with prices starting at £87,110 in the UK (about $120,750 USD). Customers can also add the Front Suspension Lift system to the vehicle for a price premium of £1,750.
“In terms of comfort and fun, the new mid-engine Stingray still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history,” Conark Shah, Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe, said in a statement. “Customers are going to be thrilled with the performance of this mid-engine super-sportscar offered at a very attractive starting price and for the very first time also in factory built right-hand-drive configuration.”
Chevrolet released a video showing Gavin driving the first European-spec C8 Corvette Stingray around the Goodwood circuit alongside fellow British racing driver Oliver Webb. Check out the video embedded below ahead of the C8 Corvette Stingray’s arrival at European dealerships in October 2021.