If you are hoping to order a new 2022 Corvette IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, you better get down to your dealer right away as we have learned that nearly half of the 1,000 planned C8.R Special Editions have already been sold. That news comes from Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles from his What’s New with Corvette seminar at the National Corvette Museum’s 27th Anniversary Celebration.
Thanks to this week’s Consensus update, we have some additional details about how these C8 special editions are being ordered.
As of this week, a total of 412 orders have been placed for the 2022 IMSA GTLM Championship Editions. Of those ordered:
- 52.5% are Convertibles and 47.5% are Coupes
- Leading the way is Hypersonic Gray with 65% of orders (266)
- Orders for Accelerate Yellow are running at 35% (146)
The C8.R edition is the first special edition of the C8 era, and it celebrates the IMSA GTLM Drivers, Team, and Manufacturers Titles earned by Corvette Racing’s C8.R during the inaugural 2020 season.
Pricing for the IMSA GTLM Championship Editions is at a premium with the cars required to have the 3LT trim package, so you are starting with an initial MSRP of $74,145 for the 3LT Coupe or $81,145 for the 3LT Convertible. Add the required Z51 Performance Package ($6,345) and the IMSA GTLM package price ($6,595) which adds an additional $12,940 to your price for a total starting price of $87,085 for the coupe version while the you pay $94,085 for the convertible.
Buyers can further customize their C8.R editions by additing the Carbon Fiber 5VM aero kit which Chevy has discounted to $4,445 and you can still add popular options like the E60 front lift of the FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
At the National Corvette Museum, Chevy was showing three of the four different configurations that the car can be ordered in. Each is numbered with a special plaque inside the car.
Photos by Keith Cornett
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