The sources are becoming more and more reliable.
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been one of the most hotly anticipated vehicles of the year, and with a record-breaking new engine dubbed the LT6, fervor surrounding the latest GM creation is unlikely to die down anytime soon. In fact, we expect supply issues to keep some customers waiting until 2025, possibly even beyond. Despite predicted delays, the Z06 is sure to be very popular, no matter what it costs. But what will that asking price be? GM has been keeping this info under wraps, but on the Corvette Today Podcast, Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles gave listeners a hint of the ballpark figure.
"The pricing will be announced soon," said Harlan. "We do not have it all finalized out yet, but we are telling people basically if you are used to comparing the previous generation Stingray to the Z06, base to base pricing, it shouldn't be something you don't expect." The C7 Stingray was around $27,000 cheaper in base form than the most affordable C7 Z06, so if we add the same figure to the C8's Stingray's base MSRP of $62,195, then we arrive at a figure of around $90,000. This isn't far off from an earlier rumor we came across that claimed the base price of the new Z06 would be $87,000.
Obviously, until Chevrolet officially confirms pricing, we'd warn against getting one's hopes up, but the stars all seem to be aligning to make the Z06 an affordable American supercar. With that 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 producing 670 horsepower and helping the latest 'Vette get to 60 in just 2.6 seconds, selling the Z06 for less than six figures is sure to lure in loads of buyers. Of course, we're positive that there will be loads of dealers and individuals taking advantage of the demand for this car by adding significant markups to the price, whatever that may be, but at least Chevy seems to be making the starting point reasonable.