Today Holden has announced news that the next generation Corvette will be added to its line-up. Even better news is the fact the iconic nameplate will be built specifically for right-hand drive markets, as opposed to being converted aftermarket.
Aussie Holden boss Dave Buttner said, “Like anyone with a hint of petrol in their veins, we were glued to our screens watching the reveal of the new Corvette,”
“The news that Corvette will now be built in right-hand-drive for the first time ever – and will be exported to Australia – is hugely exciting for our team at Holden and any Australian who loves high performance cars.
“With our long history in motor-racing, performance vehicles are an indelible part of the Holden brand. Our team is totally revved up to build on Holden’s performance legacy with the most technologically advanced Corvette ever built.
“We look forward to taking on the European and Japanese performance vehicles with some highly sophisticated American muscle.“
GM President Mark Reuss added, “Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,”
“In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”
The petrol 6.2-litre V8 produces 369kW and 632Nm of torque. The mid-engine layout is paired with an eight-speed double clutch transmission. These figures translate to the fastest Corvette ever. The new models will start rolling off the assembly line later this year. Holden is yet to share further details about local pricing, but surely it soar past the 100K mark,
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.