With varying levels of hardline environmentalist stretching back decades, Switzerland is a country known for its prohibition of motorsports, draconian speeding penalties, the birthplace of Start/Stop, and the most rigid of emissions policies. In short, Switzerland is to car culture what veganism is to barbecue. Yet somehow, the neutralist tax haven is getting its own version of the C8 Corvette Stingray. Chevrolet simply calls it the “Swiss Edition.”
C8 Corvette Swiss Edition: Details
The C8 Corvette Stingray Swiss Edition can be ordered in their choice of six exterior and interior color options. Coupe models are available in Black, Torch Red, and Amplify Orange for CHF 119,300 (USD $128,906), while convertible models are available in Arctic White, Hypersonic Gray, and Rapid Blue for CHF 126,700 (USD $136,902).
The Corvette Swiss Edition models feature the 6.2L LT2 V8 engine, which produces 482 horsepower in this guise, sending the driver and the car well beyond the allowed limits. In addition, the Swiss Edition models feature the Z51 Performance package along with a high-performance exhaust, an electronic differential, an air cooling system, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Additionally, the Swiss Edition C8 Corvette features some free options for customers.
- 5-spoke trident aluminum rims, with polished front face and Spectra Gray finish: 19 X 8.5 at the front and 20 X 11 at the rear
- MRA magnetic suspension
- High-performance traction management
- Fron Lift system for raising the ground clearance at the front, with memory function
- GT2 competition seats
The Swiss Edition of the Corvette Stingray can be reserved directly online at Chevrolet Switzerland for a refundable deposit of CHF 2,000 (USD $2,161). Once the reservation is in place, customers are in close contact with the Chevrolet team. The ordering process will close in the spring, and the first cars will be delivered to their owners shortly after. Customers will also have the option of having their Corvette delivered to their home, workplace, or another address in Switzerland for an additional fee.
Buyers of the Swiss Edition Corvette Stingray will also be able to take delivery of their vehicle at the first mobile Chevrolet and Cadillac showroom in Europe located at the Volkiland shopping center in Volketswil.