Chevrolet Corvette in Europe was much more expensive than at homeJune 4, 2020
The fact that the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette will not remain the prerogative of North America was known at the premiere stage. However, the company is in no hurry to open access to the supercar to its European fans: as our colleagues from the German edition of Motor1 managed to find out, in Europe, sales of coupes and roadsters will start no earlier than the second half of 2021 – that is, about a year and a half after the USA and Japan.
And it will cost much more. Say, for a compartment you have to pay a minimum of 99,000 euros, and for the open version – 106,000 euros. True, so far the prices have been announced only for the “starting” version of Launch Edition, which is equipped with much richer standard modifications (for example, such sports cars are equipped with an adaptive suspension by default), but in their home countries they will ask for about 78 thousand dollars for a Corvette with a similar set of options (a little less than 70 thousand euros).
The cost of the basic versions of the supercar has not yet been announced, but it is already clear that it will be higher than the declared for the United States “less than sixty thousand.” The fact is that Chevrolet plans to supply only richly packaged versions to Europe – for example, the Z51 package (adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes, electronically controlled differential, alternative exhaust and so on) will be included in the standard Corvette package for Germany. And filling the basic configuration will be equivalent to mid-level equipment in America.
Nevertheless, in this situation, Chevrolet Corvette will maintain a favorable price distance from competitors. For example, for a Porsche 911 Carrera S with a less powerful 450-horsepower engine in Germany, they ask at least 120 thousand euros, and a 530-horsepower BMW M850i xDrive in a coupe will cost 127 thousand starting.
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