It is Chevrolet’s eighth-generation of the Corvette, and this supercar arrives down under in 2021 with three specification grades, as well as both convertible and coupe body styles. The range kicks off at $144,900 before on-road costs, which is the starting point for the 2LT coupe. Another $15,000 will land you the convertible version. The 3LT and Carbon Edition variants are dearer, but well worth the extra punch. This is a momentous occasion for Corvette lovers, with the MY21 C8 the first to be produced natively in right-hand drive out of the production factory, and now a mid-engine unit. This iteration of the Corvette also benefits from a longer wheelbase, which helps with grip and traction, while also maximising space inside the cabin and boosting practicality thanks to the addition of cargo space. Coil springs replace the transverse leaf spring found in older Corvettes, and with a stiffer structure thanks to the use of aluminium, the eighth-generation of the Corvette is a markedly different proposition than past generations. The interior is slick and adorned with sumptuous textures, but it is the technical execution where things come to life. The Corvette’s engine is responsive and bridling with energy, and thanks to the mid-engine change, acceleration gets a bump-up. Pound for pound, the Corvette is one of the best supercars going around, and exciting in every way imaginable.
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