Right Hand Drive Corvette C8 May Be Delayed Or Even Cancelled
Bad news for Australia especially, as they love their V8's
The 2020 Corvette C8 has been, by all accounts, an instant success story. Even despite only making slightly over 2,700 cars before factories and manufacturing plants were shut down, there have been no purely negative reviews or views of the car.
This has built excitement for potential Corvette owners in Europe, and especially in V8 loving Australia. However, as reported by CarBuzz, the right hand drive version of the Corvette C8 may be indefinitely delayed, even possibly cancelled.
While production has stopped for 2020 Corvette C8’s, there are still several thousand orders across the US and Canada waiting to be filled as 2021 Corvette C8’s. As well, the C8 convertible is unlikely to make it before late 2021.
According to Australian website and magazine Car Advice, things are looking grim for the right hand drive version. While industry insiders have stated that the car will not launch in early 2021 as expected, further reports state that as overseas markets are a low priority when GM resumes production, it may even be outright cancelled.
However, insider reports and rumors should always be taken with a pinch of salt, as no one except the brass at GM headquarters truly know what the Corvette plans are. As well, GM recently secured a deal with Walkinshaw Auto Group in Australia to continue to import and convert other GM trucks and cars, such as the Silverado and Camaro, running under the GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) moniker.
Specialists from Walkinshaw, who also run a racing team with the US Andretti group as Walkinshaw Andretti United, and other conversion companies have converted cars such as the previous generation Corvette C7 into RHD.
This is a developing story, and rest assured, we will keep our eyes on it so that if any new news emerges, our readers will be the first to know.