The mid-engined 'Vette has received another price increase, while Camaro production will cease earlier than expected.
Per the report, the price increase came into effect on October 2, so customers placing new orders will be subjected to the new pricing structure. As a result, the Stingray 1LT Coupe will be priced at $68,300, while the 2LT and 3LT Coupes will set buyers back $75,400 and $80,050, respectively.
Stingray Convertible pricing is as follows. The base 1LT costs $75,300, the 2LT is $82,400, and the 3LT is priced at $87,050. The high-performance Z06, with its high-revving LT6 motor, is also more expensive than before. The 1LZ Coupe comes in at $110,100, while the 2LZ hardtop is $119,000. The range-topping 3LZ Coupe will set buyers back $123,650.
For reference, last year, the Z06 lineup had a starting price of $106,395. If you prefer the Z06 experience with the wind in your hair, be prepared to fork out at least $117,100 for the 1LZ Convertible. The mid-spec 2LZ is $126,000, while the plush 3LZ is the priciest Vette at $130,650. Still, even at these prices, the Z06 remains a supercar bargain. For reference, look at this drag race between a LaFerrari and a Z06.
The Corvette Z06 is currently facing a production issue, with myriad semi-complete cars waiting to be fitted with components. This has delayed delivery and frustrated many excited customers.
Chevy's first-ever electrified Corvette, the E-Ray, isn't immune to the price hike. The 1LZ Coupe commands $104,900, with the 2LZ priced at $110,400. The 3LZ requires $115,850. The convertible variants for each model cost $7,000 more than the coupes.
All prices listed above exclude the manufacturer's $1,595 delivery fee.
Interestingly, the official Chevrolet website still reflects the original pricing. We'll wait and see whether it is updated in the coming days. If you ordered a 2024 Corvette before October 2, there's a chance Chevy and your dealership will honor the original MSRP. Corvetteblogger.com notes retailers that have submitted orders for MY2024 'Vettes might have price protection.
And if that wasn't enough of a blow to Chevy fans, it seems the sixth-generation Camaro will reach the end of its life earlier than expected. GM Authority reports the MY2024 version of the muscle car will not cease production in January 2024 as planned, but rather this year.
The Convertible will reportedly be discontinued on November 22, with the Coupe following on December 7. To celebrate the Mustang's closest rival, Chevrolet has introduced a Collector's Edition special package for 2024. This will be offered on all trim levels, with the high-performance ZL1 receiving the most significant changes.
As expected, this model will be limited to just 350 units. We wonder if the shortened production time will impact this, forcing Chevrolet to make fewer examples of what was already going to be an exclusive car. Sadly, the Camaro won't be replaced by a direct successor, but Chevy said the name won't die yet.
The automaker has also introduced several other Camaro special editions this year, including a Garage 56 edition built to celebrate the Camaro's Le Mans run.