Holden to welcome new Corvette to Australia

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

An American muscle car icon is headed for Australia. David Brown has the latest

General Motors have confirmed that the next generation Corvette will be built in both right- and left-hand-drive versions and will be launched in Australia and NZ in late 2020.

For the first time in its 66-year history it will have a mid-engine lay out.

It will not have a Holden badge but rather the iconic Chevrolet Corvette logos.

The new Corvette will be powered by a 6.2-litre V8 with 370kW matched to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Price is yet to be confirmed but it is likely to be somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto