Is $170k too much for a Corvette, even if it is a range-topping, world-beating hypercar? Our members discuss.
It’s safe to say that no car in recent history has been more hyped up and talked about than the forthcoming C8 Corvette. But that’s what happens when you’re allegedly taking an American icon and changing the entire drivetrain layout. Thus, we’ve been awash with more rumors and conjecture than usual in regards to Chevy’s radical new Corvette. The latest of which popped up right here at Corvette Forum recently. And it’s safe to say that you probably won’t like it.
“$169,900 is a go,” said Zerv02. “If you’re in the under 100k camp, you will be disappointed. Let the madness ensue.”
Now, if you’re a regular around these parts, you already know that this is the same member who allegedly saw the C8 Corvette interior with his own eyes. Then, he shared a sketch and some additional info about it with us. This claim, however, is more than a little shocking. Especially for those who believe the Corvette will continue its position as a value-priced supercar. And most people just aren’t buying it. Starting with f-16pilotTX.
“I love all the contributions you shared with us Zerv02. But with all of the other evidence and credible sources, I just can’t see that happening, brotha.”
Others, like fast toys, point out the many obvious problems this price point would present for GM.
“Lol I am out!!!!! Good luck GM. Zero, you’ve lost your mind. If you’re correct, GM has lost their mind. Not buying a Chevrolet for 169k. I can buy a pre-owned 2017 Mclaren 570S for $145k with less than 4k miles and with a 3-year unlimited mile warranty. I can buy an Audi R8 for under that price. That is a hand-built car with a hand-built V10. Even the Viper was hand-built and came in at just $100k.”
Others, including Corvette ED, don’t necessarily see a problem with it. That is, of course, if this is the price of the range-topping version with world-beating performance.
“For the top-of-the-line 1,000 hp car, that price would be good. I see the base mid-engine car having a starting price of $65,000.”
And in that regard, it makes a little more sense. Especially if GM is aiming to go up against the best the world has to offer regarding performance. Which is what the OP believes will be the case.
“This will be a global car. An American GT to compete/rival the likes of Porsche, McLaren, the Italians, etc.”
In that regard, a high price makes a little more sense. If Chevy wants to build a halo car similar to the Ford GT, they could certainly do so and charge a hefty premium. In limited numbers, it would most certainly sell out, as the GT did with no issue. But still, we want to know what you think. So head over here and tell us if you think the C8 Corvette will shatter Chevy’s historical price ceiling, or if the OP is simply off his rocker!