We already know the Corvette will be made in right-hand drive but we will have to patiently wait for confirmation the new C8 will indeed be available in the UK.
Introducing their new 8th-gen Corvette, Chevrolet did hint that it would not be too pricey - but this actually seems like an understatement now that the pricing has been revealed. Dual-zone climate control, a proximity key, power tilt and telescoping functions for the steering wheel, rear parking sensors, Brembo brakes, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
The Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 rated at 490 hp, or 495 hp with an optional performance exhaust. It is mated with eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission that channels power to rear wheels. There's a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system and navigation, along with wireless phone charging, a rear camera mirror, and seat memory. It's well worth the premium considering what you get.
We'd speculate that a more likely outcome will be that Australian cars will be 2LT variants, if only for the added active safety equipment, and possibly come with the Z51 Performance Package standard. The top trim, 3LT, goes up to $71,945 and includes fancier seats, a leather-wrapped interior and suede upper trim. They're combined with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer performance tires and enhanced cooling, together with front brake cooling inlets, a front splitter, and a rear spoiler. Adding magnetorheological dampers to the Z51 adds $1,895.
In addition to disclosing the base pricing of the 2020 Stingray, the company also announced pricing for trims and other optional features.
This is an over-simplification, as it assumes that Holden will be paying United States retail price for the Corvettes it imports, but it at least provides a ballpark figure to give potential customers an idea of the features they can expect and the price tag the iconic American sports vehicle will attract. Instead, the 2020 Corvette's starting price rises by less than $4,100.