If you are a fan of Corvette, living in Australia, there’s a good chance that you have to pay more to get your hands on the few 2021 C8s that will arrive. In the United States, the C8 starts at the base price of $59,995. However, customers tend to pay higher because of added features like the ever-popular Z51.
In Australia, the price tag on the Corvette Stingray seems to skyrocket. WhichCar confirmed that the C8 would cost AUD 149,990. In US Dollar equivalence, that would be approximately $113,500. With such a price on American soil, you would expect to get all the extras on your C8.
According to reports, these C8s that will head to Australia–less than 200–should be equipped with various packages and enhancements to justify their price. Meanwhile, expect a fully-loaded 2021 Corvette C8 in Australia to cost around AUD 200,000.
The original price of the Australian-bound C8 should be AUD 129,990. However, because of the high demand, its price suddenly skyrocketed. Interestingly, the C8 is the only factory-made right-hand-drive vehicle of GM that will export to Australia. Other Chevrolet vehicles, such as the Tahoe and Silverado, will go to a local company for an RHD conversion.
Also reported, the Camaro will be cheaper in the Australian market. However, no announcement on the final price yet. It is also possible that the Camaro ZL1 and SS could make a comeback next year. Since the Holden division is no longer operating, the General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV) has to step up to shoulder the former’s responsibilities when it comes to sales and imports.
The steep price of the 2021 C8 Corvette in Australia can be a source of some debate. Some may favor it, while others may raise their eyebrows, given that it is more than double the price of a base C8 in the United States.