This is scandalous.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 is a highly popular vehicle. It's astonishingly quick on the quarter-mile, it sounds incredible with an aftermarket exhaust, and it can break 700 horsepower with the right modifications. Part of the reason that we know so much about the C8's capabilities is that it's relatively affordable, and this makes them very popular here in the States. However, the international market is a different story altogether. This has now been further confirmed by a Norwegian who has imported the first 2020 C8 into the country at the astonishing price of - brace yourself - $277,966. This is the same car that costs under $60,000 locally.
If you're reading this in Europe, don't get too worked up though. The C8 is GM's first global product and European deliveries through the GM network will begin in the second half of 2021, presumably at a much more reasonable price. However, if like this owner you can't wait, then you have to import one yourself, and with Norway's particularly high taxes and its aversion to gas guzzlers, you have to pay to play. Of course, owning one of the most exclusive cars in the country is worth any figure to some people, but it's still astonishing that it costs more than four C8's here.
From the pics, it seems that the car isn't even a fully-specced model and seems to be missing the popular Z51 package and the GT2 seat option, so we can safely assume that a fully loaded model imported now would cost in excess of $300,000. On top of that, once the car was built, it took another four weeks to arrive in Norway. Is the cost and wait worth it? Not for those of us who can experience the car for much less, but in a conservative European country like Norway, owning a C8 must be like owning a McLaren here.