General Motors has announced pricing for C8 Corvette Stingray models headed to the U.K. and Germany. Pricing for C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe models start at 86,900 euros ($100,391 at current exchange rates, 10/6/21) in Germany and 74,200 pounds ($100,771 at current exchange rates) in the U.K. Starting prices for C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible models come to 93,400 euros ($107,900 at current exchange rates) in Germany and 79,200 pounds ($107,562 at current exchange rates) in the U.K.
The C8 Corvette is offered in left-hand drive and, for the first time in the history of the Chevy Corvette nameplate, right-hand drive as well. The eigth-gen sports car will also be sold in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
The first models to arrive in Europe will be the C8 Corvette Stingray launch editions, while individually configurable versions are now available to order. Two trim levels are offered, starting with the 2LT, which includes the performance data recorder, head-up display, navigation, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, rear camera mirror, and heated and ventilated seats as standard. Euro-bound C8 Corvette 2LT trims will be delivered early next year. The range-topping 3LT trim level is also available to order.
Customization options include carbon flash exterior details, three different seat designs, four wheel designs, and available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension, plus the optional front suspension lift system. There’s also 12 exterior colors and 6 interior colors on offer.
What’s more, the Z51 Performance Package is equipped as standard on every C8 Corvette Stingray model sold in Europe. The Z51 Performance Package includes suspension with manually adjustable threaded spring seats, larger Brembo brakes cooled via front air intakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, a shorter axle ratio, a performance exhaust system, new aero enhancements, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
Motivation is once again sourced from the familiar naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which has been tuned to exceed Euro 6d emissions standards. Output is rated at 482 PS (475 horsepower) at 6,450 rpm and 613 Nm (452 pound-feet of torque) at 4,500 rpm. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic directs muscle to the rear. The sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3.5 seconds, while top speed is rated at 295 km/h (184 mph).
Look for the C8 Corvette in European dealers this month.