Current Corvette And Camaro V8 To Soon Be Killed Off In Europe Over Emission Regulations

The C7 Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro will only be available new in the European Union and the United Kingdom until August 31, 2019, it has been revealed.

Motoring Research states that new emissions regulations going into effect on September 1, 2019 means the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated LT1 V8 engines powering the C7 Corvette and Camaro will no longer comply. Enthusiasts will of course still be able to buy these cars through the used car market but they won’t find them new.

The final models in the UK will be sold through Ian Allan Motors in Virginia Water.

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“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the last opportunity to own a piece of history in Corvette and Camaro. Both models offer incredible value compared to many mid-market 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,” chairman of Ian Allan Motors, Paul Allan said.

The C7-generation Corvette will soon be replaced with the all-new mid-engine C8 ‘Vette. The new model will bring with it a host of new engines but the entry-level model will still likely be sold with the LT1, albeit modified to increase performance and likely to comply with emissions regulations.

Chevrolet hasn’t yet stated if the C8 Corvette will be limited to the North American market. However, if the car manufacturer really wants to offer an alternative to the many mid-engine European supercars on the market, we think it’d be wise to sell the car to markets around the world, much like the current Ford Mustang.

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  • Rzrlf

    to be fair, they sold like 5 vehicles last year

    • Christian

      are you dumb? sold tons i germany… The best selling Sports there is the 5-liter Mustang… Call diddiy or get your facts right…

      • Bart

        Oh, so 5-liter Mustang equals Chevy V8. How exactly?

        • Christian

          Just saying that us cars sell in europe. Sold a lot of C7 Vetts.. You got problems with me, bra?

          • Bart

            Apparently, it’s not me who has problems.

          • Christian

            what did u say!

    • samurai

      They sell more than 1000 Camaros a year in Germany alone 😉

  • Zcat

    Regulations are a part of life. Some good, some bad. Some, (most) just to have control over the masses and generate-steal- money from the peasants.

    When are they going to figure out a way to keep the cows from farting?

    • Silimarina

      well cows are a food source and food is a prime necessity. the only can recommend not to eat so much cow meat. A high power V8 sport car is not a necessity.

      • Zcat

        My comment was both an attempt at sarcastic humor, and a fact. Cow farts do indeed affect the environment.

        Also, I’ve been a vegetarian starting in 1981 at a very young age, and am living proof one does not need to consume animal flesh in order to sustain life. In fact, many partaking in high doses of cow flesh, will clog their arteries and they will disappear from their current form dying from a massive heart attack.

        As far as V-8’s not being a necessity, you are correct. Houses are not a necessity as well, but people still live in them. Early humans lived without housing as we know it and survived. It’s called, having a choice. We make the right ones that are available and to our liking.

    • Bart

      Despite the regs other makes will keep their V8s in the market.

      Regarding cows: yes, human kind breeds and eats too many cows. I agree it should be regulated and limited.

      • Zcat

        I’m sure GM will make the C8 comply with the regulations, as it will attempt to aspire into the global market. That remains to be seen.

        Agree on the cow topic; see my comment below in reply to Silimarina.

  • Sovereignty

    Typical European over-regulation.

  • Afi Keita James

    Another reason to get out of the evil EU.

    • Bart

      I doubt UK (or any other „1st world country”) regulations would be less strict.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Because Europe make some of the best high end cars in the world, many people outside of Europe have this romantic view that they drive the nicest cars. The reality is quite different. Oppressive E.U. regulations and fuel prices mean most europeans are stuck with small sub 2.0 hatchbacks. In other parts of the world the average person can drive a V8 or a larger more powerful car. While I drool over the latest Lambo or Ferrari, I certainly don’t envy the cars driven by the average European citizen.

    • Afi Keita James

      to hell with the European union.

    • john1168

      Your last sentence says it all. Most of us are average people who have a decent chance of owning a Vette whereas most people will only get to drool over a Ferrari or Lambo. And that’s ok.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    This to help Don achieve his good climate.

  • samurai

    Chevrolet Europe already stated that Camaro and Corvette will come back, pretty sure it will be with the C8 Corvette and maybe the refreshed Camaro or the upcoming Gen 7. Also some articles might give the impression that Europe is banning the LT1, but in fact Chevrolet just passed on investing into making the LT1 fit the new regulations that require a gasoline particle filter. Ford for example matched the Coyote Motor for the new laws and can still sell the Mustang GT without problems in europe.

  • Sébastien

    Chevrolet… In (mainland) Europe ??
    They pulled the plug years ago (2016)

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