Bet you didn't know about these hidden options.
The all-new C8 Corvette Stingray is finally here and Chevrolet has been more than happy to show off as much as possible about its red-hot sports car. But it turns out there are even more details the automaker has yet to fully expose, as revealed by CarsDirect.
These so-called "hidden" options may even allow buyers to get more value from their C8 purchase and, perhaps, even a free ice cream. Seriously. Here's what you need to know.
For starters, there's a more affordable Performance Data Record (PDR) option. While it's standard on the Corvette 2LT and 3LT – $67,295 and $71,945, respectively with destination – it can also be added to the base 1LT for $1,795, which begins at $59,995.
Just look for the option code as "infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation and Performance Data Recorder." Why spend more for a higher trim level when some buyers may only want one specific feature? There's also the chance to pick up some unique C8 luggage for $1,450. While this may seem expensive for bags, this set actually consists of Premium Leather Weekend travel Bags designed specifically to fit the C8.
Unfortunately, Chevy has yet to release official images of the luggage set. Still can't decide what exterior and interior color or color combos you want? Annoyed by some limitations depending on trim? Well, there's a workaround, and it's called Option Code D30. This allows buyers to circumvent Chevy's "recommended" combinations for $590. Getting the color combinations you want may not be such a big price to pay.
Lastly, the free ice cream. Well, kind of. It works like this: Selecting Option Code R8C tacks on another $995 to the price but that includes having the C8 delivered directly to the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. This price not only allows for a memorable delivery experience, but also a one-year museum membership. You'll also get a VIP tour and private C8 orientation. The museum also has what's called the Family Delivery Experience, consisting of your kid getting photographed with the new C8, a t-shirt, a delivery plaque, and that scoop of ice cream.