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Corvette ordering opens as Carbon Edition price revealed

Craig Lowndes tests the 2022 C8 Corvette at The Bend
Craig Lowndes tests the 2022 C8 Corvette at The Bend

EDGING ever closer to its launch, GMSV has confirmed the final step in the C8 Corvette ordering process, announcing the price for the highly sought-after Carbon Edition, to be set at $189,990 plus on-roads.

At the same time, orders are now officially open for all variants of the iconic mid-engine sports car, with advertised prices also inclusive of luxury car tax.

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“The long wait is over, the books are open and our Dealers are ready to place orders,” GMSV director Joanne Stogiannis said.

“Excitement and anticipation have been building since the reveal of the C8 right-hand drive programme almost two years ago, even more so when we released recommended retail pricing for 2LT and 3LT models in late March,” she added.

“The build-up to this point will be sure to reach a real crescendo with release of the pricing and specification of the Carbon Edition.”

The Carbon Edition is exclusive to Australia and New Zealand and celebrates the long-awaited arrival of Corvette ‘Down Under’.  Only one of the limited production vehicles will be allocated to each GMSV Dealer.

The Carbon Edition, a 3LT available only as a Coupe, comes equipped with an option package handpicked by GMSV and consisting of a carbon fibre interior package with carbon fibre inserts on the dash and door panels.

It also gains Trident wheels with machined face in Spectra Grey, colour coded brake callipers, carbon fibre roof, and an engine appearance lighting package with carbon fibre closeout panels.

Further features include a unique Carbon Edition build plate, and an exclusive Carbon Edition customer welcome pack. The wheel and carbon fibre packages are exclusive to the 2022 Carbon Edition.

One person who has already had the opportunity to drive the C8 Corvette in and experience some of its sensational performance attributes, albeit in a left-hand drive version, is Supercars legend Craig Lowndes.

“It’s stunning, the weight distribution is really nice, especially now that it’s mid-engined,” said the three-time champion and seven-time Bathurst winner.

“It was supposed to be a demonstration run at The Bend, but I gave it a workout.  The paddle shifts worked extremely smoothly. For me to have had the opportunity to showcase it at Tailem Bend was fantastic.”

More information on GMSV models, including the C8 Corvette, can be found at www.gmspecialtyvehicles.com

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