The local arm of General Motors Special Vehicles has today confirmed the pricing and specification of the 2024 Corvette Stingray and highly-anticipated Z06.
While the electrified Corvette E-Ray has already been confirmed for New Zealand, we can expect more information to be released about the model next year. Pricing has yet to be announced.
2024 Corvette Stingray
The 2024 Corvette Stingray will arrive in New Zealand later this year in four variants, including the 2LT Coupe priced at $185,000, 3LT Coupe at $200,000, 2LT Convertible at $200,000, and 3LT Convertible at $215,000. Each will gain an abundance of new safety features and cosmetic enhancements.
Among the new safety features is a Forward Collision Alert system which utlisies autonomous emergency braking (AEB) at low speeds. Other additional features include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Auto High Beam Assist.
Next year’s car will also come with a distinct rear spoiler which sets it apart from its older siblings, while two new wheel designs will be available to choose from. Adding to the list of options are three new paint colours, including Cacti Green, Riptide Blue, and Sea Wolf Gray.
Those who opt for the convertible will be able to select a new engine appearance package, while a lighting option has been added to the list for the 2LT variant.
Customer deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.
2024 Corvette Z06
Now for the one you’ve all been waiting for. The 2024 Corvette Z06 is expected to arrive at the end of this year and will be priced at $346,000, excluding delivery and on-road costs.
The highly-anticipated model will arrive with the naturally aspirated LT6 5.5-litre V8 which features a new flat-plane crankshaft, allowing the engine to rev to 8600rpm. Power comes to 475kW and 595Nm of torque, and is sent through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels.
Brembo brakes can be found all around, with 370mm discs being clamped by six-piston callipers up front. The brakes are shrouded by the largest wheels ever fitted to a production Corvette, consisting of 20- and 21-inch forged aluminium units front and back respectively.
All New Zealand-bound Z06s come in the highest 3LZ trim and coupe body style as standard, which means their interiors will come clad with carbon fibre, suede, and leather. A set of GT2 bucket seats can be found inside as well.
Customers can opt for the Z07 Performance Pack at an additional cost, which adds even larger brakes with carbon ceramic discs, carbon fibre aero and distinct wheels, as well as “unique” suspension tuning.
The first examples of the 2024 Corvette Z06 are expected to arrive in the country at the end of 2024.