Holden to bring 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to Australia
Holden has announced Australia has been confirmed as a right-hand drive export market for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.
With its reveal only hours away, Holden has confirmed the mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will come Down Under and, as we reported earlier in the week, Chevrolet will continue with the tradition of calling it Stingray.
Making the announcement today, Holden boss, Dave Buttner, said: “Like anyone with a hint of petrol in their veins, we were glued to our screens watching the reveal of the new Corvette.
“The news that Corvette will now be built in right-hand-drive for the first time ever – and will be exported to Australia – is hugely exciting for our team at Holden and any Australian who loves high performance cars.
“With our long history in motor-racing, performance vehicles are an indelible part of the Holden brand. Our team is totally revved up to build on Holden’s performance legacy with the most technologically advanced Corvette ever built.
“We look forward to taking on the European and Japanese performance vehicles with some highly sophisticated American muscle.”
The new Corvette’s runs Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V8 in the segment. It will produce 369kW and 637Nm of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most power and torque for any entry level Corvette. More than that, in Z51 spec, the thing will hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
“Though now placed behind the driver, the LT2 gives the same visceral experience we all expect from Corvette,” said Jordan Lee, GM’s Global Chief Engineer of Small Block engines. “The LT2 has been designed to deliver excellent low-end torque and high-end power to give thrilling pedal response at any RPM.”
“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss.
“In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”