One of the new C8 Corvette models that we are pretty excited about is the RHD-version that will be exported to those countries who drive on the right side of the road. Why are we excited? It’s the first time that Corvettes have been built with RHD configuration straight from the factory.
It was back in August that we learned that GM had already built a few RHD prototypes which were being tested by Chevy engineers at the Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan. Now, our friend Rick ‘Corvette’ Conti has come up with the first photo we’ve seen of an actual RHD C8 Corvette as it’s being air-shipped to Japan. Rick received the photos from one of his viewers named Jonathan, and so we offer our thanks as well!
Just received pics of a RIGHT HAND DRIVE C8 Corvette loaded and heading to Japan. Jonathan thanks for the pics, you can clearly see the window sticker on the opposite side of the windshield and steering wheel on the left looking from the front. This is the second one I have seen, we knew Corvette was going to be worldwide with C8, nice job Chevrolet!
The C8 Corvette went on sale in Japan back in February and with the availability of a RHD model, interest in the car skyrocketed with over 300 orders placed. That’s triple the amount of Corvettes that are generally sold each year in the country. From what we have heard, Japan could be the first RHD market to receive the new Corvette and we expect the first arrivals in the country sometime in the 1st half of 2021.
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