The new mid-engine Corvette C8 has gone worldwide, bringing American-style supercar performance to a number of international markets, including Australia. Indeed, the popularity of America’s sports car is running high, as evidenced by the fact that the first 2022 Corvette Stingray allocation has already sold out in Australia.
Per a recent report from the Australian publication CarAdvice, all 250 units of the 2022 Corvette slated for delivery to Australia are already spoken for, even before the first unit has arrived on Australian shores.
According to CarAdvice, some buyers have agreed to delivery fees in excess of AU$20,000 (about $14,774 at current exchange rates) in order to secure their new 2022 Corvette Stingray, with drive-away prices sometimes exceeding $200,000 ($147,744).
The latest C8 Chevy Corvette will be sold in right-hand drive from the factory, a first for the Corvette nameplate. Australian buyers will get their new ride through General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV), the new subsidiary for the Australian market, which arrived as a replacement for Holden last year.
GM confirmed that the first allocation of 2022 Corvette models for Australia was indeed already sold out, but indicated that further units would allocated for the 2022 model year, followed by allocation for the 2023 model year as well. Dealers are expected to receive between three and five vehicles, with very little choice in terms of options or colors.
The Aussie-spec 2022 Corvette trims include the 2LT, priced at AU$144,990 ($107,107 at current exchange rates) plus on-road costs, the 3LT, priced at AU$160,500 ($118,565 at current exchange rates) plus on-road costs, and the range-topping Carbon Edition, priced at $189,990 ($140,349 at current exchange rates) before on-road costs. The 2LT and 3LT will also be available in a convertible body style, as well.
For now, there’s no official word if GM will offer the go-faster C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 in Australian market. That said, the automaker recently filed to trademark “Z06” in Australia and New Zealand, as GM Authority covered.