The new Corvette Stingray's base price is only a small bump over that of its predecessor's but optional features will quickly increase the price tag.
With all of the improvements in terms of power, performance and overall quality the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has over its C6 predecessor, there's been a lot of speculation that a major price increase was all but guaranteed. Well, first the bad news: Chevrolet did in fact increase the new 'Vette's base price. But the good news is that it's by just $1,400 for the coupe and $2,395 for the convertible. The Stingray coupe bases at $51,995 while the convertible comes in at $56,995, with both prices including the $995 destination charge.
Sounds great, huh? But here's the thing: Once you start checking the order form options, the Corvette Stingray will go all Porsche 911 pricing jumping on you. Tack on items like the Z51 Performance Package ($2,800), 3LT interior package with leather ($8,005), Competition Sports Seats ($2,495), Magnetic Ride Control ($1,795) and several other pricey options and the price will quickly exceed $70k. For example, the red coupe shown at the Detroit Auto Show last January would carry a price tag of $73,360. Still, considering the car's performance vs. price when compared to those of the 911 and even the Nissan GT-R, the Corvette still represents a hell of a good bargain.