Open up Holden’s website and let the dropdown box marked ‘cars’ expand you’ll notice a new addition. The Chevrolet Corvette now appears on Holden’s site.
Ignore the fact its icon is facing the other way from every other image on the list, click on it, and you’ll be taken to a section of the website dedicated to Chevy’s mid-engined beast.
The page is split into several sections which cover the dual-clutch transmission (under ‘performance’, where there are no engine details), the design (which focuses on where the engine is), and the Corvette’s technology (it has an infotainment system!).
So, while it’s not the most informative page, it provides a couple of useful functions. Not only is it another nice little ‘concrete’ reminder that the Corvette will eventually set wheels in Australia, it also allows potential customers (or onlookers) to register for updates on the progress of the Corvette’s eventual arrival.
Locally, we can expect a similar spec to that available in the US for the C8 Corvette’s base model, with 369kW peaking at 6450rpm and 637Nm at 5150rpm, making it the most powerful base Corvette ever.
At the time the Corvette was revealed to the world, Holden confirmed its intention to import the model almost straight away with recently departed Holden boss Dave Buttner saying Holden is “totally revved up to build on Holden’s performance legacy with the most technologically advanced Corvette ever built.”
Holden has no indication of pricing (and MOTOR was told there was no plan to reveal pricing too soon upon the car’s reveal), but MOTOR has estimated a price near the AUD$175,000 mark.