It was a breakthrough for General Motors to finally offer the Corvette in right hand drive from the factory. Let alone all of the other things, like being a mid-engined supercar that comes in under six figures. But that’s just for the baseline Stingray. If you want a Z06, that’s a different story. And if you live in Australia, be ready to reach deep into that pocket book.
How Much Does A C8 Corvette Z06 Cost In Australia?
According to Corvette Blogger, GM Specialty Vehicles, the division that handles sales of the Corvette in Australia, has just announced the 2024 Corvette Z06‘s pricing, which hurts to look at. With an outrageous MSRP of $336,000 there, and that’s before on-road costs are added to the mix. The final drive-out price for the American supercar is somewhere between $350,000 to $400,000.
These C8 Corvette Z06s will be the top-of-the-line 3LZ trim, with an upgraded interior and other things that help it feel more worthwhile for the price. But the Z07 performance package with Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels, stickier tires, bigger ceramic brakes, suspension tweaks, and a carbon fiber aero kit will all send the price soaring even higher. By comparison, the starting price of $336,000 for the Z06 is $131,000 more than the $205,000 price of the 2024 Corvette Stingray 3LT convertible in Australia.
We should also mention that the Z06s sold in “the land down under” will also have lower performance numbers, thanks to the export-spec exhaust system with side exits and a petrol particulate filter designed to meet European noise and emission standards. This means customers will be getting significantly less bang for their buck with just 635 horsepower instead of the 670 customers in the U.S. get. Even with the decreased output, the Corvette Z06 is still one of the most powerful cars ever offered by GM in Australia. As for allocations, GM still hasn’t announced the number of Z06s to be exported to the country, but GMSV says “availability will be very controlled.”