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1. Final stats for the 2021 model year C8 Corvette
2. Nearly half of the C8.R IMSA Edition C8’s are already sold
3. 2022 C8 Configurator is now live
4. The C8 was the 2nd fastest selling new car in August 2021
5. Consumer Reports declines to recommend the 2021 C8 Corvette
6. 2021 C8 tops its class in the JD Power APEAL Study
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8. We have video evidence that the C8 Z06 will also come in an HTC
9. Did we see the reveal colors on the last teaser video for the C8 Z06?
10. Another Easter Egg discovery on the C8 Z06 “Save the Date” video
11. Spy photos of the C8 E-ray confirm it’s a performance hybrid
12. New Zealand about to get their right-hand drive C8 Corvettes
13. The C8 Z06 might break 3 production V8 records
14. Chevrolet has officially quit making the LT5 engine with 755 hp

This is a long list of topics, and it's not everything that's covered in this episode of the CORVETTE TODAY podcast.

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Chevrolet is raising prices on all models of the 2019 Corvette

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  • Chevrolet is raising prices on all models of the 2019 Corvette

    Here's some unwelcome news in the world of Corvettes!

    We haven’t seen a mid-year price increase for the Corvette since the first or second year of the C7, but today we learned that Chevrolet is raising prices from $405 to $2,500 on 2019 Corvettes moving forward:

    Model Old Price New Price Increase
    Stingray Coupe $55,495 $55,900 $405
    Stingray Convertible $59,495 $60,400 $905
    Stingray Z51 Coupe $60,495 $60,900 $405
    Stingray Z51 Convertible $64,495 $65,400 $905
    Grand Sport Coupe $65,495 $65,900 $405
    Grand Sport Convertible $69,495 $70,400 $905
    Z06 Coupe $79,495 $80,900 $1,405
    Z06 Convertible $83,495 $85,400 $1,905
    ZR1 Coupe $118,900 $120,900 $2,000
    ZR1 Convertible $122,900 $125,400 $2,500
    The pricing changes affect those Corvettes more at the top of the performance pyramid than those at the bottom with $405 being the increase on the Stingray and Grand Sport coupes while the Z06 and ZR1 increased range from $1,405-$2,500. These prices above do not include $1,095 destination fee or the gas tax fees on the Z06 and ZR1.

    Chevrolet is also raising the price of the Corvette’s 8-Speed automatic paddle-shift transmission. The transmission is currently priced at $1,725 and will increase to $1,995.

    Read more at: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018...2019-corvette/
    Senior Editor and Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the National Corvette Museum is my personal Graceland.

  • #2
    Preparing for price increase of c8 and minimzing the consumer shock level....

    not sure what company successfully increases prices on a car that is selling slower each successive year for any other reason. Doesnt usually motivate buyers to purchase final year models faster....(unless larger discounts are coming?)

    my best guess...

    add five grand...and youll see c8 pricing...(plus any option now that become standard on c8)

    ie...mrc, dct, npp, z51

    not sire if they will seperate and or relabeled or become standard features on c8..to elevate pricing even more?

    cool post John

    good info and quite counter intuative but probably necessary to create the image of value for discounts and lessen the shock of higher pricing on the c8...?
    Last edited by JB; 12-17-2018, 02:33 PM.

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    • #3
      JBsC6-------you nailed it pretty good IMHO.... As slow as these cars are selling this will make the huge discounts that are coming less painful for GM and of course pricing for the C8 that will be compared to the last production year of the C7.

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      • #4
        At least there is one ray of good news for those who are buying from dealers with lots of 2019 inventory already in stock..., e.g., our forum dealers.

        Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
        Kerbeck tells us that the new Corvette prices only affects cars invoiced from this point on. Corvettes that currently available at dealers will not see the price increase and customers with Sold orders that are invoiced after today will also be price protected. See your Chevrolet dealers for any questions or concerns you may have.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Guess this is good news for me anyway....

          Took delivery of my 2019 Blade Silver Grand Sport Convertible just last Wednesday, Dec. 12th. Ordered it on Oct. 30.
          Looks like I saved about a grand!

          For once my timing worked out.... it doesn't usually!
          Last edited by Mark JD; 12-17-2018, 04:05 PM. Reason: Typo
          Mark JD
          Venice, Florida

          2019 Grand Sport Convertible, 3LT, Blade Silver with Adrenaline Red interior. Delivery date: 12/12/2018
          Our other ride: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Red Horizon Tintcoat

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          • #6
            Good for you. Now you can buy some ACS Composite mods for your new beauty for free.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Is this the first price increase for the C7?
              1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
              2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

              NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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              • #8
                GM had a moderate one in March of 2014, then a $1,000 one in the beginning of 2015, but later reduced the price of the convertible from $5K to $4K. Then two $45 increases the last two years, and also the $100 transportation increase starting with the 2018’s. So overall very moderate.

                I think JB’s reasoning about four posts above is good. Also, I would not be surprised to see the strange amount of $405 be perhaps justified based on tariffs induced material cost increase; however, even that seems “unusual,” for why an increased amount above that for higher models, as there is no more aluminum nor steel in them, etc. Maybe we will never hear a reason from GM.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  Good for you. Now you can buy some ACS Composite mods for your new beauty for free.
                  Not many mods going on this one.... may not have it long enough. It's all going to depend on the ME availability!
                  Mark JD
                  Venice, Florida

                  2019 Grand Sport Convertible, 3LT, Blade Silver with Adrenaline Red interior. Delivery date: 12/12/2018
                  Our other ride: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Red Horizon Tintcoat

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                  • #10
                    Well if few mods, we all know where the extra is going.
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      "base" models and GS not much more so even if the C8 goes up accordingly... no big deal. The upper models 2K. I guess if you can afford $118 you can afford $120...

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                      • #12
                        We all knew it was going up...this is just the preparation so we are ready...

                        no big deal so far...

                        its certainly not a starting msrp of 169 grand...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
                          We all knew it was going up...this is just the preparation so we are ready...

                          no big deal so far...

                          its certainly not a starting msrp of 169 grand...
                          I agree with you. And I’ve noticed GM doing this across the board on all models. I think what they are doing is raising their prices to offset the future discounts they know they are offering. They offer their discounts much sooner in the cars lifespan then most the competition. Basically if they wanna make 30k on model X they add 10% (which makes the car seem expensive) but the discounts arrive shortly after.

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                          • #14
                            Good thinking TtiME!

                            Let me add in one more possibility, that by raising C7 prices that obviously reduces the difference (increase) between the base C7 and the base C8. While $405 might seem a lot initially, then add in $250 to the increased cost of the automatic (that 80% of C7 buyers choose). Hence the entry price for the 80% who buy a C7 with an automatic has now become: $55,900 + $1,995 for the automatic, e.g., now equaling $57,895.

                            So might the C8 cost $57,895 plus some specific amount that somehow makes some sense, e.g. $8,000 (becoming $65,895? Or something like the C8’s price when announced, is 15% more than $57,895, e.g., equaling $66,580?

                            I highly doubt either example is correct, just wondering if that somehow now seeming arbitrary amount increase of $405, with or without the extra $250 for the auto trans, would later figure logically somehow in the final C8 price in a way that makes sense to us later.
                            Last edited by John; 12-18-2018, 05:56 PM.
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              Let me add in one more possibility, that by raising C7 prices that obviously reduces the difference (increase) between the base C7 and the base C8.
                              Who would pay more for a C8 cause the price of the 2019 C7 went up? Doubt its a marketing ploy. My guess, cost. Bet they have their price equilibrium closely figured out.

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