The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is set to make its very first public appearance in the U.K. this weekend at the Classic Car Show held at the National Exhibition Centre. In addition to the announcement about its U.K. debut, the official U.K. pricing for the new American sports car has been revealed and it is just as expensive as we expected.
Whereas lucky U.S. customers only have to shell out $51,995 for the base C7 Corvette Stingray, U.K. owners will have to pay a minimum of 61,495 pounds. That is the equivalent of $99,000 in the U.S. so almost twice as expensive. Fortunately however, all U.K. bound C7 Corvettes will receive the normally optional Z51 Performance Package as standard. The Z51 Performance Pack adds a few aerodynamic tweaks as well as upgraded suspension and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced it’d create right-hand drive variants of the new Corvette but for now, the car can only be purchased in left-hand drive meaning it’d probably be best for interested U.K. buyers to wait a few months for the RHD version.
As we well and truly know by now, the new C7 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful entry-level Corvette ever offered producing an impressive 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.