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Japanese car enthusiasts are willing to buy various special versions of cars, so General Motors decided to pamper local Chevrolet Corvette fans with a special version of the C8 generation supercar. Limited edition exclusive coupes and convertibles dedicated to the most iconic cars in the history of the legendary American model will be made for the Japanese market. Only 40 cars will be produced – 15 coupes and five convertibles of each modification.

The Edition CERV I pays tribute to Chevrolet’s first experimental research vehicle, released in 1959. The single-seat mid-engine sports car was designed by the “father” of Corvette, Zora Arkus-Dantov. The new Edition CERV I C8 Corvette features blue stripes on the Silver Flare Metallic body, mimicking the concept’s livery. It also features Edge Yellow brake calipers that contrast with the black five-spoke wheels. The interior features a combination of Jet Black and Navy Blue materials.

The Heritage Edition is inspired by the first generation of the American sports car, introduced in 1953. The most obvious reference is the Adrenaline Red interior, a signature element of the C1 generation. Chevrolet designers opted for a more subdued Seawolf Gray Tri-Coat exterior finish, a first for the Japanese market, paired with a set of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with a gloss black finish.

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Technically, both versions are completely standard, with a 502-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 mated to an 8-speed robotic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The coupe versions retail for ¥15,100,000 ($102,119) for the Edition CERV I and ¥17,400,000 ($117,674) for the Heritage Edition, while the rarer convertibles are priced at ¥18,900,000 ($127,818) ) for both modifications. The standard Corvette Stingray in Japan starts at 14,200,000 yen ($96,032).

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