Chevrolet 2022 C8 Corvette

TOOT TOOT... John Mann, Australian car racing royalty and local legend, has recently joined the exclusive Chevrolet C8 Corvette ownership club. Photos: Kelly Lucas

AUSTRALIAN car racing royalty and local legend John Mann has recently joined the exclusive Chevrolet C8 Corvette convertible ownership club.

After an 18 month wait, John got the call from Thompson Motor Group, Shepparton’s exclusive General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) dealer, to let him know his new beauty was ready to be picked up.

The car boasts many exciting features, with all vehicles direct from the famous Bowling Green factory in Kentucky, with the steering wheel on the correct, right-hand side of the car.

The mid-mounted V8 engine takes you from 0 to 100kms in an astonishing 3.5 seconds and the car boasts a dual-clutch transaxle, 8-speed gearbox and the Z51 Performance Package. This adds a dual-mode exhaust, Magnetic Ride 4.0 suspension, huge Brembo brakes, an electronic-limited-slip differential, extra cooling and a Z51-specific final gear ratio. The cars are also equipped with a front splitter and rear spoiler. At the heart of everything is the 6.2-litre LT2 V8.