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FIRST RHD CORVETTE C8 ON THE ROAD IN NEW ZEALAND!

First it was Australia’s turn, now one is here – the very first factory-built GMSV right-hand-drive C8 Corvette is registered and on the road in New Zealand!

Looking resplendent in eye-catching Accelerate Yellow, the C8 3LT Coupe arrived in-country mid-August and will be used for local validation, as well as display and demonstration purposes.

2022 Corvette C8 NZ
2021 Corvette, Right Hand Drive. RNZYS, Auckland, Thursday 7 October 2021 Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz

“After so much build-up and anticipation, it’s incredibly exciting to see the C8 in the flesh – it’s even more breath-taking than I could have ever imagined,” said General Manager of GMSV New Zealand, Matthew Taylor.

“It is absolutely stunning and truly is a sight to behold, made all the more impressive that the C8 2LT Coupe is available from $154,990.” ($RRP includes GST and Premium Paint, but excludes on-road costs such as dealer-delivery and statutory charges).

Part of the unique appeal of the new model is that it is the first Corvette to be manufactured right-hand drive. Furthermore, all new C8 sold via the authorised GMSV dealer network offer a full manufacturer warranty, as well as servicing and aftersales support.

2022 Corvette C8 NZ
2021 Corvette, Right Hand Drive. RNZYS, Auckland, Thursday 7 October 2021 Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz

In addition to the famed 6.2-litre V8, all first-allocation C8 Corvettes in New Zealand will feature the Z51 Performance Package and Front Lift as standard, as well as Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

“These features provide for even more agility and performance capability from what is
already an incredibly outstanding sports car,” said Mr Taylor.

GMSV New Zealand is making plans to showcase the C8 at events and activations but, due to current Covid-19 restrictions, nothing is set in stone.

2022 Corvette C8 NZ
2021 Corvette, Right Hand Drive. RNZYS, Auckland, Thursday 7 October 2021 Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz

“Unfortunately we’re hamstrung and unable to commit to a schedule,” said Mr Taylor.
“We know there is huge interest in this vehicle and have every intention of getting it out and about.

“Believe me, it is well worth the wait.”

Dave McLeodhttps://www.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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