The old rule of supply and demand is apparently coming into play for enthusiasts in Australia who just have to have a new mid-engine right-hand drive Corvette.
According to a post by whichcar.com.au, the C8 Stingray will finally be available in Australia in late 2021, but no more than 200 of these factory RHD models will be available at the price of $149,990, more than double the rate in America.
Wheels.com says the C8 Corvette originally was going to be priced $20,000 lower in Australia under the now-defunct Holden management.
But since General Motors Special Vehicles was formed by Walkinshaw to replace Holden and the C8 has proven so popular around the globe since being revealed in 2019, the price has jumped to $149,990, with higher performance models in the pipeline likely to be close to $200,000.
The Corvette will be the only factory-made RHD GM model exported to Australia, but that doesn’t mean other GM products aren’t a part of the GMSV mix.
In fact, there is good news for the much beleaguered Camaro, according to Wheels. That website believes the current-generation Camaro will be around until 2026, serving as the basis of GM’s 2022 Supercars racer under the new Gen3 rules.
Reports also say Walkinshaw Automotive Group, which used to make Holden Commodore-based SUVS, will be converting Chevrolet Silverados to RHD, along with SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and Cadillac Escalade that are based on its architecture.
The upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup is also being considered by GMSV for importing and converting.
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