GMSV has detailed the pricing and specs for the 2024 Corvette range, including the eagerly anticipated Z06 and E-Ray. A number of enhancements will feature across the range, with new safety technology at the forefront.
For 2024, the C8 Corvette Stingray grabs forward collision alert with low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, a following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking and Intellibeam auto high beam assist.
A new Z51 rear spoiler design alters the look too, while two new five-split spoke wheel options will be available, including a Satin Graphite with Machined Edge, or Bright Machined.
Three new exterior colours, including Cacti Green, Riptide Blue and Sea Wolf Gray have been added, with Carbon Flash now a regular colour on all models. Inside, new driver model selector animations make an appearance on the large info screen.
Additional external visual cues include a wider, full length carbon flash stripe design with five new colour options: Silver, Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange. Rounding out the updates is a new ‘frunk’ (front trunk) power soft close latch.
Customer deliveries for the 2024 C8 Corvette will commence in Q4 of this year and, as part of model year changes, the price rises to $175,000 for the 2LT Coupe, $190,000 for the 3LT Coupe and 2LT Convertible and $205,000 for the 3LT Convertible – all plus on-roads.
The first Z06 variants are also expected to arrive in Australia late this year, with a waitlist already in existence for the naturally aspirated LT6 5.5-litre DOHC V8 powered 475kW/595Nm performance model.
Stopping prowess is provided by large 14.6-inch-diameter (370mm) front and 15-inch diameter (380mm) rear Brembo rotors. The Z06 has six-piston front callipers compared to four-piston callipers on the Stingray.
A shorter 5.56 final drive ratio is a characteristic of the Z06, and power is delivered to the ground via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. A unique Z06-specific suspension tuning is a standard feature of the new model, complemented by Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (FE6).
The largest wheels ever available on a production Corvette, 20-inch forged aluminium ‘Spider’ wheels at the front and 21-inch at the rear, provide surefooted grip. All Z06 Coupes available via the GMSV network will come specified with the 3LZ trim.
Priced at $336,000 plus on roads, it features a steering wheel beautified with carbon fibre, shift paddles made from carbon fibre, sueded microfibre on the upper interior trim, and leather-wrapped interior door panels and instrument panel.
GT2 bucket seats with Nappa leather upholstery and carbon fibre garnish are included. An optional Z07 Performance Pack is also available, featuring larger brakes with carbon ceramic rotors, carbon fibre aerodynamic elements and unique suspension tuning.
In the case of the Corvette E-Ray hybrid model, which pairs an e-AWD system that works in tandem with its LT2 V8 engine to give it the fastest 0-100km/h time ever for this legendary nameplate, its arrival in Australia has been confirmed for next year.
The E-Ray features a host of functional design elements, adding wider fenders, quarter panels and fascias. The result is a sleek, sculpted presence with a number of aerodynamic and performance benefits. More info on that model will be available in 2024.
To find out more about any of the 2024 C8 Corvette range, contact your local GMSV dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.