Why did Chevy Allow for the C8 Corvette to be a Right- or Left-Hand Drive?

There must be two sides to the Corvette C8. That is the way forward for Chevy and its beastly Corvette C8 Stingray. Why did the bosses vote for right- or left-hand drive?

The reveal of the Chevy Corvette C8  Stingray has finally passed. It was a long wait for one of America’s most unique looking drives to be revealed to the world. The Ray has brought about many talking points on the release of the special edition.

For one, the return of the title Stingray. Blessing it with the distinguished Stingray privilege makes one aware of what this piece of machinery grants the driver, buyer, or one happy customer. Other points while testing this sleek monster was how it was twisting its own frame during its test runs.

Then the newest of them is the American made motor will be factory fitted left- or right-hand drive off the factory floor. This will be the first time the manufacturers will be offering both left and right.

Chevrolet’s Corvette has been around since 1953, and through its seven generations before the mid-engined C8 arrived, none were offered with a factory right-hand drive setup. “Availability in both left- and right-hand-drive variants—a first for Corvette”.

Why is Chevy doing this to the Stingray?

Like Ferrari and other top car brands, the audience and who they attract is important. A wider audience means more sales. Aston Martin, just a week ago was reported to be falling behind their counterparts in the car game. The UK brand has struggled to meet the customers’ needs, or even struggled to draw fresher blood, and has taken a plunge in sales by almost half in stocks compared to last year.

The 2020 C8 Corvette will be the first to cater to those markets where cars are driven on the left side of the road—you know, Japan, the U.K., and Australia. (via: CarandDrive.com)

At a starting price of 60k and a recommendation of left or right, sales shouldn’t be a problem worldwide. This is a smart start to the next generation of Corvette C8 Stingray.