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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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  • Pricing of ME

    Any firm ideas of pricing. I have seen prices starting at $65,000- $150,000. Latest was starting at $70,000 and will it be made in DSOM or another form of Orange? Thanks.

  • #2
    You are seeing the guessing people are making on the price No one knows anything yet1

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    • #3
      There are many incredibly connected, public individuals who have gone on record as to the ME’s price, including Bob Lutz (“a little more than the comparable C7 version”), Don Sherman ($60K to $70K), Peter DeLorenzo (“around $5,000 more than a C7”), and others. If you average their predictions, you are around $65,000. While that might be, IMO, a touch optimistic, it would be a nice reveal surprise if GM later confirmed that amount.

      Others on this forum have more than made “guesses,” for there are many forum members who are personally and directly connected to impeccable sources.

      IMO, the entry 2020 ME will start at around $70,000. That does not mean however, that if one were to load every option on it, that that order would be less than around $105,000 (and it could well more than that).

      Many disagree with such a low price. That is fine. The only reason I am stating this pricing here, is that I do not want anyone to dispair over their inability to afford one because of rumors such as “It starts at $169,000,” another one saying it is $150,000.

      If you can afford to buy right now a new Grand Sport at list price, IMO, you will be fine. If you can afford a new, currrently discounted Z06, IMO, you will be fine. Sure nothing is in concrete until GM shares it, but no need to lose any sleep (beyond tonight’s one hour), because of excessive ME pricing rumors.

      As to the chances of Sebring Orange continuing, with its massive take rate this year (way beyond GM’s estimate), it is more than highly proable that it would return next year. Beyond the tried and true colors of while, black and red, SO has been the massive color success that GM dreams of in its “off colors.”
      Last edited by John; 03-10-2019, 10:55 AM.
      Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        I am thinking $70,000 to start.

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        • #5
          The best guess would be the c7 standard vehicle plus five grand. Then take any c8 features that are optional on the c7 that become standard on the c8, it would make sense to take the option cost on the c7 optionlist and add it to the base c8 msrp..

          ie...an 8 speed automatic on the c7 is around 2 grand...if its a standard feature on the c8 the estimated formula would be:

          56 grand for the standard c7 ..

          add 5 grand as thats what the rumor is for the added cost over a c7.

          then in this example add two grand to the standard msrp for the automatic transmission.

          56 +5 + 2 = 63 grand...

          if mrc is standard...you can add another 2 grand..

          we are at 65 grand...

          now if heavy duty cooling and suspension is standard as similiar to the z51 you can add another 5 grand to the standard price...and we are at 70 grand...



          thats the best guess formula although none of us know what standard features the c8 will hold...

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          • #6
            Great reasoning JB. Thanks. What if you are accurate on every prediction...
            Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              While talking to a gentleman I met this weekend, the topic of cars came up. His son, who works in the corporate offices of GM, told him there will be no disappointments with the ME,
              however he felt they were pricing it too low.

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              • #8
                When its price is revealed, I believe many will think its price is too low for how good it is. But happy nevertheless!

                The fact that he said that, and confirmed by others, suggests to me that the C7’s run is over when the C8’s start, for it not, they could price the C8 starting at $80K and still have an alternative entry price Corvette — for those who are tapped out or choose to be tapped out int he entry Grand Sport price range.

                Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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