Of course it didn't take long for someone to try and flip the new Corvette for a profit.
It was only last week when we reported on a dealer capitalizing on the high demand and low supply of the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra by selling a Launch Edition for $167,000. This isn't the only new sports car that's in high demand this year, however.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one of this year's most anticipated new models and has been selling out fast. Normally, a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette carries an MSRP of $59,995, making it a performance car bargain. If, however, you want to jump the queue and get behind the wheel of the new Corvette as soon as possible, someone is selling a 2020 Corvette Stingray 1LT build slot on eBay for an eye-watering $110,000 – that's nearly twice as expensive as the standard car.
To be fair, the build slot listed for sale isn't for a bone-stock model, but that still doesn't justify the price. Finished in Arctic White, the buyer ticked some of the optional extras when configuring the car, including the $5,000-Z51 package that adds performance suspension, Brembo brakes, a performance exhaust, Michelin summer tires, an electronic limited-slip differential, an upgraded cooling system, and a unique rear spoiler and front splitter.
Equipping the Z51 package is also the only way to achieve 0-62 mph in less than three seconds in the new Corvette, but the top speed is reduced from 194 mph to 184 mph.
The Corvette build slot was also ordered with Carbon Flash Metallic side mirrors worth an extra $100, Competition Sport bucket seats worth $1,995, and the removable roof panel storage bag worth $160. With these extras installed, the total cost would have originally come to $68,000, but the seller is charging $110,000.
It's a hard sell considering there aren't even any photos of the car available since the car hasn't been built yet. Sadly, this probably won't be the last time we'll see early adopters try to flip the new Corvette for a profit before deliveries of the 2020 Corvette Stingray start next year.