General Motors Special Vehicles, the Walkinshaw-owned brand risen from the ashes of HSV, has locked in Corvette and is eyeing the return of a cheaper Camaro as it looks to protect and grow the American muscle-car pipeline to Australia.
Corvette is set to be priced at $149,990 when the mid-engined V8 Ferrari-fighter lands in Australia late 2021. The price has been adjusted up to suit demand, which has been strong since local RHD availability was confirmed.
Wheels has learned the mid-engine C8 Corvette will be imported in strictly limited numbers of no more than 200 a year. We believe it was originally pitched at $129,990 when Holden management was in charge, but since the creation of importer GMSV it has been lifted to $149,990.
Higher performance versions will follow priced close to $200,000 – still a bargain for the massive performance on offer, and compared to Ferrari and Lamborghini rivals.
The C8 Corvette will be the showcase model of GM Speciality Vehicles, which is replacing Holden, and the only factory-made righthand-drive GM model exported to Australia.
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