The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro and the C7 Corvette will soon be pulled out from the EU, as they do not meet stricter World Light Vehicle Test Procedure regulations that will be implemented starting August 31, 2019. The new EU emissions regulations will include changes to the approval tests and procedures and will require existing vehicles to be re-certified. We imagine General Motors elected not to spend the money required to re-certify the Camaro due to its relatively small sales figures in the EU, while the C7 Corvette was already on its way out to make room for the mid-engine Corvette C8.
The UK’s Motoring Research says the last batch of new sixth-generation Camaros and C7 Corvettes destined for the United Kingdom is being sold through GM dealer Ian Allan Motors, located about an hour outside of London in Virginia Water. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the last opportunity to own a piece of history in Corvette and Camaro,” said Ian Allan Motors’ chairman Paul Allan. “Both models offer incredible value compared to many midmarket and commonplace sports cars, yet carry Chevrolet’s legendary 6.2-litre V8 block, which is arguably one of the world’s most successful performance engines.”
GM introduced the EU-exclusive C7 Corvette Final Edition earlier this year, which serves as the last hurrah for the C7 Corvette (and likely front-engine Corvettes altogether) in Europe. It is available as both a Corvette Grand Sport or a Z06 and is set apart by its Final Edition decals and Sebring Orange Tintcoat Metallic or Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic paint. The Final Edition is offered in Germany and Switzerland only, with the Grand Sport Final Edition starting at 116,500 euros and the Z06 Final Edition starting at 139,500 euros.
The mid-engine Corvette C8 will debut on July 18 during a special event in California. GM has remained tight-lipped on official information, so it’s not yet clear if the next-gen ‘Vette will be offered in Europe. (GM Authority)