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It was only a matter of time for the new 2020 C8 Corvette to gain such a huge amount of exposure and popularity. But achieving all that in such a short time and in various parts of the world. The 2020 C8 Corvette was going to be the car of a lifetime for the GM in the USA and Canada considering the fact that more than 37,00 pre-orders were made for the car online. The mid-engine Corvette will also up for grabs in markets outside the US and Canada such as the markets of the Middle East and Australia. This move came after the positive feedback and high-interest GM received for their C8 Corvette, GM is so confident of their product that they have decided to launch in other parts of the world as well.
Speaking of targetting outside markets GM started accepting orders for the new C8 Corvette in Japan. Sources such as Yahoo Japan claims that the response for the new C8 is overwhelming locally. Furthermore, GM Japan received more or less 300 orders for the new mid-engine sports car in less than 3 days. In an exclusive report from the GM Japan spokesperson to Yahoo, GM has declared that buyers are from different age groups and live in different corners of Japan.
“The age group varies from the 20s to the 70s. The locality is not particularly characteristic of Corvette and there are many urban areas like Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka like other Chevrolet cars,” the spokesperson said.Source: GMAuthority
As the Japanese market is right-hand-drive eccentric so the deliveries of the new mid-engine C8 will commence from next year. The rumors are that the first mid-engine Corvette will be delivered in the spring of 2021. Bookings for the Australian market have not commenced yet but sources suggest that the bookings will open in late 2020.
The 2020 C8 Corvette starts at a price tag of $58,900 in the US, a decent price for a beast disguised as a car. In Japan, however, the prices are going to vary.
|Price||Price in Japan||In Dollars|
|1LT||10 Million Yen||$91,000|
|2LT||11.18 Million Yen||$101,845|
|3LT||14 Million Yen||$127,534|
*Currency conversion according to exchange rates at the time of publishing.
The car is going to remain the same mechanically coming with the same 6.2-liter V8 LT2 that is offered in the North American C8 Corvette. The same engine produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque available with a lot of optional features such as a performance exhaust system. The mighty V8 comes mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission.
As the left-hand-drive C8 Corvette has already rolled off the GM’s Bowling Green Assembly this week the middle-east market will start the sale of the mid-engine beast this year only unlike the markets in Japan and Australia.