The C8 Corvette can get pricey when you start exploring the options list.
When Chevrolet confirmed pricing for the 2020 Corvette Stingray, we were astonished by the incredible value it offers. Starting at $58,900 ($59,995 with the destination charge), it's only marginally more expensive than the C7 Corvette it replaces, despite being more powerful.
Power is provided by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that sends 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission – that's 40 more horsepower and 10 more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing C7 Corvette. It's an undisputed performance car bargain. Predictably, however, the price creeps up as soon as you start exploring the options list in Chevrolet's online configurator.
Want the range-topping 3LT trim? That increases the base price to $71,945. There's also a choice of premium colors, with the most expensive Sebring Orange Tintcoat finish commanding an extra $995. A full-length dual racing stripe package in sterling silver will set you back another $995.
Then there are the available packages. If you want to extract the most performance out of the C8 Corvette, you're going to want the $5,000- Z51 Performance Package, which adds performance suspension, Brembo brakes, a performance exhaust, and a unique rear spoiler and front splitter among other upgrades. An engine appearance package is also available for $995 that illuminates the engine compartment.
As standard, the C8 Corvette rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch wheels – the most lavish set cost an extra $1,495. Other mechanical options include a battery protection package, front lift with memory, and red or yellow-painted brake calipers. Exterior options include silver center wheel caps ($250), a black wheel lock kit ($120), fender stripes ($245), a carbon-fiber dual roof package ($3,495) a chrome exterior badge package ($100), and body-color accents ($995).
Inside, swapping the standard bucket seats with competition sport seats adds an extra $500, while changing the color of the seatbelts costs an extra $395 and carbon fiber trim costs $1,500. You can even add a personalized plaque for an extra $200. In total, our fully-loaded C8 Corvette came to $105,640 – that's nearly double the starting price. This is just the entry-level model too, so expect the upcoming next-generation Z06 and ZR1 to cost significantly more.