If you were waiting for the Chevrolet Corvette C8 to come to the UK, it must be very exciting for you to hear that it’s finally happening. Not only the vehicle is making its debut in the UK, it, for the first time will be available in right-hand drive form. The vehicle that made its debut 65 years ago will be sold in the right-hand-drive form for the first time starting from the end of this year. It was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that we saw this new version for the first time.
Initially, it will come in Launch Edition trim and be available in two forms, coupé and convertible, both offering 8 different options each. The Z51 performance package will be offered with every model and the 2LT trim as will be offered as standard.
This will be appreciated by European customers, as it implies that, compared to the US car, the European model will enjoy several hardware upgrades. Additional standard equipment will also be offered to the customers. Features such as a data recorder, ventilated seats, and a head-up display will be provided.
This seems like a good offer from the company. The features are good, the upgrades are moderate. They might be able to attract customers with these. The initially sold models will also be available in the 3LT trim and offer different features. There will also be a magnetic ride control system that will give it a distinct character.
The president of the brand’s parent firm, Mark Reuss said that they are changing the layout because the previous version has served its time. While speaking at the launch event last year, he said the changed layout means it still offers the same comfort and fun, but in terms of driving experience, it’s better than all the previous models. The vehicle comes with a mid-engine layout and has dropped the front-engine layout. It’s the first time that it’s available in this layout.