It is now official: the new generation of Chevrolet Corvette (C8) will soon be marketed in Europe, in coupe and convertible versions.
The eighth generation Chevrolet Corvette was presented in 2019, and launched the same year in the United States, where it caused much ink to flow: indeed, it is the first time that a Corvette has a engine in rear central position. At the same time, its interminable hood gives way to a more compact front end, and its overall lines are reminiscent of European supercars, Ferrari in the lead.
And that’s good, because Chevrolet has confirmed that this new Corvette will be marketed in Europe in autumn 2021, and that it will be offered there in coupe and convertible versions. Despite the disappearance of the American manufacturer from the Old Continent, the sports Corvette and Camaro were resisting, until 2019 when they bowed out, because of increasingly severe antipollution standards.
Rumors are already announcing the subsequent return of the Camaro in 2024, with a new 100% electric generation … By then, the new Corvette C8 will be well on the way this year, but fortunately, it will not give up. his Atmospheric V8: with 6.2 liters of displacement, it develops no less than 475 horsepower and 613 Nm of torque, and is associated with an 8-speed double-clutch gearbox. The 0 to 100 km / h swallowed in 3.5 seconds, for a maximum speed of 296 km / h.
In Europe, the new Corvette Stingray will have the Pack Performance Z51, featuring adjustable threaded spring suspensions, Brembo brakes, high-performance exhaust system, electronic limited-slip differential, shorter rear axle ratio, sportier body kit, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires specifically developed for the model (245/35 ZR19 at the front and 305/30 ZR20 at the rear).
If the French prices have not yet been announced, in Germany, it will be offered at a starting price. from 99,000 €, while the convertible will start from € 106,000.
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