C8 Corvette set to take on European RivalsMay 27, 2021
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The C8 Corvette has already taken on the best of the best super cars the world has to offer and done extremely well against them. According to GM, now it will take them on on their own turf.
Last year GM announced that the C8 would start shipping to Europe in the second half of 2021, and they recently reconfirmed that it will indeed arrive in European showrooms in October.
This will be the first time in Corvette history that both a left-hand drive and right-hand drive will be built by Chevrolet. The bad news is that every car shipped out of the US is one less for the US market.
Euro-spec C8’s will come with the 2LT trim package and Z51 as standard equipment. The catch is that the standard Euro-Spec C8’s will not be available until early 2022, so if you want to be the first to drive around the roundabout in the right-hand seat, you will have to pony up to the Launch Edition. The Launch Edition is loaded with the 3LT trim package and gets several carbon exterior accents combined with interior tweaks like Napa leather upholstery and microfiber velour for the steering wheel and seat surfaces. To sweeten the deal, Chevrolet Europe throws in the Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension system.
There is some bad news for European Spec C8’s though; A gasoline particulate filter had to be installed. That means the 6.2-liter V8 produces 20 fewer horsepower (475hp) and 18 lb-ft less of torque (452 lb-ft).
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