2012 Chevrolet Corvette - front three-quarter view - silver

As of this month, South Koreans will be able to get themselves into a Corvette bought at their local Chevrolet dealer. General Motors wants to get more people in more lands behind the wheel of its icon to offset declining sales numbers here at home, and South Korea is an easier target for the moment because of the free trade agreement recently ratified between that country and the U.S.

The 430-horsepower Coupe model goes on sale May 4 for 86.4 million South Korean won ($76,528 U.S.). While the anti-tariff provisions of the free-trade agreement haven't come into force yet, the surcharge is actually down to things like shipping and exchange rates. The Corvette will join eight other Chevy models on sale on the Asian peninsula.