Tick all the boxes and you'll be looking at nearly eighty grand.
When Chevy finally lifted the veil off the new mid-engined Corvette, it said it'd cost less than $60,000. And as it turns out, they weren't kidding.
The Bowtie brand just revealed pricing for the new C8 – in base Stingray 1LT trim – and it starts at $59,995. So yeah, just five bucks short of the 60k mark. And that includes the $1,095 destination charge, too. So in theory, you could actually get one for under sixty grand. But of course that's still before options (as well as taxes, registration, and any dealer fees).
Go for the 2LT trim and you'll be looking at $67,295, with the top-of-the-line 3LT coming in at $71,945.
All three versions come powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 engine, sending 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. And they all come with a removable roof panel, power leather seats, keyless entry, 8" infotainment screen, 12" digital instrument cluster, and more. The 2LT package adds a color head-up display, navigation, heated seats and steering wheel (among other features), and upgrades the standard Bose audio system from 10 speakers to 14. 3LT includes all those features, plus better-bolstered GT2 seats and more leather trim.
No matter which trim level you select, though, you can still add the Performance Exhaust system for $1,195, which helps the engine breathe easier to generate an extra five hp and lb-ft, increasing output to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft. The exhaust is also bundled in the Z51 Performance Package, for $5,000, along with an upgraded suspension, electronic differential, front and rear spoilers, bigger breaks, better cooling, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires. And the front lift system can be added to 2LT and 3LT models for $1,495, and can even automatically activate at up to 1,000 stored locations. Tick all the boxes and you'll be looking at $78,440.
Chevy also announced the Stingray is capable of a top track speed of 194 mph, though the press release did not specifically mention whether this applies for all trim levels.
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