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The latest Corvette C7 will be engineered in right-hand drive, according to its chief engineer

The new Chevrolet Corvette C7 will be offered in right-hand drive, but not before 2015. Speaking at today's Detroit motor show, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter confirmed the car will emerge “after 2015”.

Juechter said the C7 would need a significant amount of cockpit re-engineering, but there is a firm intention for the Corvette to become a world car.

Corvette bosses say American deliveries will begin in the autumn, but the car won’t arrive in Europe until the end of 2013. There is no official word on pricing, but Corvette says “anyone who can afford a Vette now can afford the new one”.

The car is currently priced from $49,600 (£30,750).


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soldi 15 January 2013


Waste of resources in my view. Doubt it will significantly change sales volumes in UK and other RHD markets. Better to focus that engineering time on creating something different like an R version or something similar

Peopl3mova 15 January 2013

Umm. They appear to be sending mixed mesages...

From an Australian Car Website:

In this article, GM vice president of global manufacturing, and president of international operations, Tim Lee, has stated, “We have no plan to put a right hand drive into that bonnet.”.

That doesn't really match what Mr Corvette engineer is saying here...

Cheltenhamshire 15 January 2013

Which goes back to my post.

Which goes back to my post.  If they were going to make it in RHD they would have done the engineering already.

sputnik 14 January 2013


At last, they read my mind....