As for the C7 Corvette, the final example of the breed has been produced, and Chevrolet will auction off the car with the help of Barrett-Jackson. A black Z06 ends this chapter of the ‘Vette, and on July 18th, the C8 will go mid-engine and DCT to the surprise (and shock) of many enthusiasts.
If we take a look at the sales figures, it becomes even clearer why Chevrolet didn’t certify the Camaro and Corvette going forward. The pony car managed 1,758 units in 2018 while the front-engined sports car sold fewer than 1,000 units. Despite the sale of Opel and Vauxhall, General Motors remains open to a full-scale return to Europe. At the present moment, Cadillac is the most important GM brand in this part of the world with 45 dealerships.
The end of the C7 Corvette in Europe was all the more apparent when Chevrolet revealed the Final Edition earlier this year. Available in Grand Sport and Z06 flavors, the limited-run model retails at 116,500 and 139,500 euros in Germany. In terms of options, customers can choose between Ceramic Matrix Gray paintwork and Orange Tintcoat Metallic.
The golden bowtie remains tight-lipped on the C8 in anticipation of the grand reveal, which will take place in California instead of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Knowing the go-faster heritage of Chevrolet, there’s no denying the mid-engine Corvette will arrive in Europe as a gray import or through official channels such as Ian Allan Motors in the United Kingdom.