Price hikes hit the Z51 package and other options.
After learning the news last week that GM won't help tuners crack the C8 Corvette's ECU, many were disappointed. Despite a lack of aftermarket support and the announcement of price increases for 2021 models, demand for the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is insanely high. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that the 2022 C8 gets a reprieve from price hikes. Corvette Action Center has come across pricing on the Chevy dealer Order Work Bench system and has discovered that the C8 is getting a $1,000 price increase across the range, and the destination fee has gone up from $1,095 to $1,295.
Furthermore, the highly popular Z51 Performance package has swelled in price to $6,345. The E60 Front Lift option is more expensive too (now $2,260), Black Trident wheels will now cost you $2,995, and the High Wing is now priced at $1,250. Fortunately, not all options have gotten more expensive, as the 5VM ground effects package has been discounted from $4,895 to $4,445. There will also be a new low profile spoiler available to order, with this proving much more affordable than the High Wing at $595. Despite these increases, we're sure that the C8 will continue to fly off dealer lots, especially since the 2022 model year sees the addition of the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. This is $6,595 option that can be added to the 3LT trim with the Z51 package.
There will also be three new paint options for buyers to choose from in Hypersonic Gray metallic, Amplify Orange tintcoat, and Caffeine metallic. It's also worth remembering that the 2022 model year is upgraded with a new fuel injection system and an Active Fuel Management system, neither of which change the output of the LT4 6.2-liter V8. As a reminder, this produces 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque in standard form while the addition of the Z51 package gives you a high-performance exhaust and five more horsepower, as well as an electronic LSD, upgraded suspension, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.