2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 finally arrives in Europe

2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 finally arrives in Europe


The Chevrolet Corvette C8 made headlines for its sweeping engine area switch, as for the first time, a popular American sports car has its own engine at the rear of the passenger. Fortunately, it preserves its 6.2-liter V8 atmosphere. Is it enough to convince European consumers about these common American foods?

475 hp

Goodbye to the endless profile of the helmet and the profile of the muscle car, hello to the wedge-shaped line and the unbalanced and restrained proportions. However, under the hood there is still a large V8, which is originally intended for 6.2 liters. With 475 hp at 6,450 rpm and 613 Nm at 4,500 rpm, the LT2 Small Block V8 benefits from the high-performance exhaust system of the Z51 package, which is common in Europe. It is still connected to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds and reach 296 km / h.

Z51 package with LT2 trim level

To meet the needs of European customers, Chevrolet prepares the European C8 Corvette with the Z51 sports package as usual, with the discount rate here being LT2. In addition to the special exhaust system, the Corvette C8 with Z51 package has adjustable suspension equipment, multiple Brake brakes, electronic differential lock, short axle proportions and sportier aerodynamic package, with wheels included Michelin Pilot Sport made by Corvette. 4S -relations.

The LT2 trim level is fully integrated with the performance data recorder, headset, slide system, 14-speaker Bose sound system, rear view camera and heated seats and ventilation.

Unbeatable price, so to speak

The strength of the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as its performance, is its price, which is unbeatable compared to European competitions, be it Germany, Britain, Italy or Japan. We do not yet know the Belgian prices, but in Germany it will be released from 99,000 euros. Less than 100,000 euros for a 475 hp sports coupe with a mid-engine, who can compete with that? The converter starts at € 106,000. The new Corvette Stingray will arrive for European dealers in October 2021.