C8) now boasts an engine behind the passenger cabin, just like the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren but at many thousands of dollars less. Many Holden dealers are not satisfied with the compensation package offered by GM and chances are the negotiations will carry on for a while. The Chevrolet Corvette C8 sports car has landed in Australia but it won’t be in local showrooms until 2021. Currently, the most expensive non-HSV Holden you can buy is an Acadia LTZ-V AWD which wears a sticker price of $67,490. 993. The Corvette Stingray will come to Australia in late 2021 as a right-hand-drive model.
This news essentially nixes any comparisons to the sub-US$60,000 entry-level Stingray model available in America and would suggest that the first Corvette to be delivered in Australia from the factory will come fitted with, or with parts of, the …
Australians have long straight roads and when it won’t go over about 296 kpm that Z51 spoiler is going on the scrap heep!Senior Editor and founder of "Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle". The long wait is finally over, and the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette is as good as we could have imagined. There is no manual available.While it appears this is the model that was unloaded off the truck at Holden, it is unclear if Australia will get this version or a more powerful supercharged version that is rumoured to follow. The new generation Corvette was photographed inside It is the first sign of the iconic US sports car on Australian soil since Holden Pricing and other key details about the exact version of the Corvette that Holden in Australia will adopt are yet to be announced, but it is expected to cost in excess of $100,000. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and call the Corvette Museum home.CorvetteBlogger.com covers all generations of the Chevrolet Corvette including C7 news, C8 spy photos, Corvette videos, auctions, prices and Corvette Racing. By. 2949. The Elkhart Lake Blue C8 at the start of this article could be mine except I checked and my Stingray is in the Two car garage all by its self. A spokesperson for General Motors said that the dealer network for GSMV is still being finalized with many of the previous HSV showrooms expected to become GMSV dealers. Posts navigation. The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette will reportedly land in Australia in 2021 equipped with the Z51 package and without any Chevrolet branding or marketing behind it.. … So good, in fact, that it earned a 2020 10Best award right out of the gate.
A number of existing Holden or HSV dealerships will be rebranded GMSV, with the Chevrolet Silverado - still converted locally by the team at Walkinshaw - and the Corvette to be the halo models. Twitter. Holden Motors, which has been part of General Motors’ portfolio since the 1930s, shut down its manufacturing of vehicles last year, and earlier this year GM decided to totally close its existing dealer network in the country. That, however, does not stop the U.S. carmaker from preparing for a post-Holden future in Australia.In a press release, GM announced its new venture GMSV (General Motors Specialty Vehicles) is scheduled to commence trading in Australia and New Zealand in the fourth quarter of 2020.Effectively replacing HSV (Holden Special Vehicles), GMSV will get support from the Walkinshaw Automotive Group (WAG), which will continue to re-manufacture the Chevrolet Silverado range at its Clayton, Victoria premises.
Select cars to compare from your search results or vehicle pagesWheels gets the lowdown on how much the mid-engine Corvette will cost in Australia and when it arrivesGM and Holden fanatics should start saving now if they want to add a C8 Corvette to their garage when it arrives in Australia.In fact, if you just want a mid-engine supercar for less than $200K, the incoming Corvette will have to be on your wishlist.Price estimates for Australia have ranged wildly since the C8 was revealed in America, stretching from a laughable $85,000 (a direct conversion of USD to AUD for the base model), all the way to in excess of $200,000.What’s more, drawing on the information obtained by This news essentially nixes any comparisons to the sub-US$60,000 entry-level Stingray model available in America and would suggest that the first Corvette to be delivered in Australia from the factory will come fitted with, or with parts of, the optional Z51 performance package as standard.Powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 (called the LT2) and mated to an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Corvette Z51 produces a claimed 369kW at 6450rpm and 637Nm at 5150rpm.For comparison, the M177 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S produces 375kW at 5500-6250rpm and 700Nm at 1750-4500rpm.If the C8 arrives in Australia with pricing near the top of the stated price range, it’d make the C8 the most expensive car to grace a Holden dealership.