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  • Launch Edition?

    When the C7 was introduced, the run started with 500 Premier Launch Edition Coupes, and then later 550 Premier Launch Edition Convertibles (like mine ). It would seem logical they would do the same for the C8, yet I have not seen or heard a peep about it. What do you think?

    Pete
    Now - 2014 Premier convertible #236
    Next - C8 Shadow Gray, Morello, Z051, Mag ride
    or C8 Premier Launch Edition

  • #2
    It makes sense, given how special the C8 is.

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    • #3
      Makes dollars, and sense to tune out til after the first 500. Will allow the generous to skip the line ahead of early bird, penny pinchers.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SheepDog View Post
        Makes dollars, and sense to tune out til after the first 500. Will allow the generous to skip the line ahead of early bird, penny pinchers.


        Im definitely one of those early bird penny pinchers...dropping what I figure 72 grand out the door!

        i wish GM would offer a launch edition fully loaded and a special badge and color for all the high rollers...

        last time they gave them special wheels and special luggage too..

        they should do that again...

        GM needs to seperate the boys from the men! (Kidding)
        Last edited by JB; 08-12-2019, 04:32 PM.
        Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JB View Post



          Im definitely one of those early bird penny pinchers...dropping what I figure 72 grand out the door!

          i wish GM would offer a launch edition fully loaded and a special badge and color for all the high rollers...

          last time they gave them special wheels and special luggage too..

          they should do that again...

          GM needs to seperate the boys from the men! (Kidding)
          Which one is which?
          There is a madness to my method!

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          • #6
            Here’s an earlier thread with more info on a possible special edition.

            https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...020-model-year
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Plasboy View Post

              Which one is which?
              I dont think it matters...having launch editions with emblems makes some guys very happy to store in their garages...

              having the luggage is an extra add on....

              gm s profitability on the c8 will in my opinion depend on the length of the option list...

              there really are tons of guys especially from porsche brands where the length chosen of their option list is supposed to equal the desired length of their...peepee...

              Im just kidding!
              Last edited by JB; 08-12-2019, 06:28 PM.
              Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Here’s an earlier thread with more info on a possible special edition.

                https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...020-model-year

                Thanks, I missed that thread.

                Now - 2014 Premier convertible #236
                Next - C8 Shadow Gray, Morello, Z051, Mag ride
                or C8 Premier Launch Edition

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JB View Post

                  I dont think it matters...having launch editions with emblems makes some guys very happy to store in their garages...

                  having the luggage is an extra add on....

                  gm s profitability on the c8 will in my opinion depend on the length of the option list...

                  there really are tons of guys especially from porsche brands where the length chosen of their option list is supposed to equal the desired length of their...peepee...

                  Im just kidding!
                  Could be "inversely proportional" JB ... you're killing me here

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                  • #10
                    While I doubt any of us in the forum will own the first rear engined Corvette produced, having one the the earliest ones off the line (the Launch Edition) might be worth a couple of grand down the road. Just a thought.

                    Now - 2014 Premier convertible #236
                    Next - C8 Shadow Gray, Morello, Z051, Mag ride
                    or C8 Premier Launch Edition

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gearhead2014 View Post
                      While I doubt any of us in the forum will own the first rear engined Corvette produced, having one the the earliest ones off the line (the Launch Edition) might be worth a couple of grand down the road. Just a thought.
                      I'm not sure I want to spend an extra 12 grand or so out front to get a couple grand extra down the road.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JustOneMore View Post

                        I'm not sure I want to spend an extra 12 grand or so out front to get a couple grand extra down the road.
                        I couldn't agree more. But if you're thinking 3LT and Z051 already, it might not be much difference at all.

                        Now - 2014 Premier convertible #236
                        Next - C8 Shadow Gray, Morello, Z051, Mag ride
                        or C8 Premier Launch Edition

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gearhead2014 View Post

                          I couldn't agree more. But if you're thinking 3LT and Z051 already, it might not be much difference at all.
                          I am planning 3LT but not Z51 this time. In 14 a Z51 Coupe was $54,775 w/NPP adding $1195 and 3Lt adding another $8005, a total of $63,875. The Premiere Edition Coupe was $75,760. I doubt it would be much closer in price if it were to happen on the 2020. LRG & Brownstone wasn't bad, but the colors might not be as appealing this time. It might be desirable if it was an outstanding color only available on the Premier.








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                          • #14
                            We remember that so far, a special edition of any kind is only on our wish list...
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

                            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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