If you’ve been following the next-level driving exploits of YouTuber Speed Phenom, aka Austin Everett, you know how much he loves his 2020 Corvette Stingray and how excited he is get the C8 Corvette Z06 to go tracking with. Now that the Z06 has been officially teased as coming next year as a 2023 model, Austin decides to go hunting for an allocation and he makes five stops at different Chevrolet dealers located in the Los Angeles area.
Speed Phenom acknowledges that many dealerships may already be taking names so the real question will be the final pricing out the door. Several of the dealers that Austin talks with say they already have lists with 100s of names on them, and it does appear that these cars will be coming with substantial market adjustment prices in addition to the MSRP, at least from the dealers he has spoken with.
That’s already the case with the C8 Corvette Stingrays as the first three dealers he visits are all selling these cars for well over MSRP with the most egregious dealer selling a 700-mile non-Z51 1LT Stingray for $131,990!
After Austin makes his fifth and final stop, he appears to be more dejected than ever as he realizes that he could be paying “Lambo money” for the C8 Corvette Z06. As someone mentioned in the comments of the video, Speed’s first mistake was going “dealers in the LA market” in the first place who are notorious for mark-ups. However, while many of the larger volume dealers will be offering the car at MSRP, we’ve been hearing rumblings that some dealers who have previously sold at MSRP will be offering market adjustments once the Z06 arrives.
During his hunt, Speed Phenom does come up with what might be a scoop as one of the dealer reps he talks with says that he is going to Spring Mountain in October as part of a Chevy dealer’s event to test drive the C8 Z06. I reached out to several of our dealer friends who said they haven’t heard this yet (and they would have), so we’ll just wait and see if that comes to fruition.
Here’s Speed Phenom via YouTube:
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