And it has the price tag to prove it.
The new C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been on sale in the US since the 2020 model year, but eager UK buyers have had to wait. After making its UK debut in right-hand-drive at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chevrolet's mid-engine masterpiece will go on sale in the UK later this year with pricing starting at £81,700 ($111,715) for the coupe and £87,110 for the convertible.
If you can't wait until then, a very special right-hand-drive example of the C7 Corvette is currently for sale in the UK via PistonHeads. Based on the Z06, the C7.R Edition was a homage to the C7.R racecars.
Only 500 were planned for production in the US, but Chevrolet built an extra 150 examples for overseas customers due to popular demand. Out of these, only two were imported into the UK - and now one of them is looking for a new owner. This particular example also happens to be the only C7.R in the UK fitted with a seven-speed manual transmission.
As standard, every C7.R was equipped with the Z07 Performance Package, which included Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and Michelin PS Cup 2 tires. This example was configured with a motorsport-inspired Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat exterior, but Chevrolet also sold the C7.R Edition in black.
You can tell the owner is a hardcore Corvette enthusiast. Before owning the C7.R Edition, they had a C6 Z06. The only reason they are parting ways with the C7.R Edition is that they have a C8 Corvette Stingray on order. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 producing 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Since it was built in 2016, the only manual Corvette CR.7 Edition in the UK has covered 10,000 miles and still looks brand new. In the UK, this one-of-a-kind Corvette CR.7 will set you back £110,000 ($150,447) - more than double the price of a new C8 Corvette Stingray in the US.