When Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Corvette, I noted that there was a literal gasp from the audience when GM President Mark Reuss announced the starting price point for the mid-engine Corvette would start at $59,995. Chevy surprised a lot of people that day with their aggressive pricing and now with the spotlight turning to the 2023 Corvette Z06 that will be revealed on October 26th, we are hoping that Chevy does it again.
Our friend Mike from the Brink of Speed YouTube channel has a new video out on pricing the 2023 Corvette Z06 and how he would initially spec his car. Mike pulls up the 2019 Corvette Z06 build and price configurator from Chevrolet to serve as his guide and by estimating the pricing based on how the C8 Stingray has been priced, I think his assumptions are pretty reasonable.
The 2019 Corvette Z06 was selling at a base price of $82,990 and Mike thinks that the base for the C8 Z06 will be $8,000-$11,000 more. Mike moves through the configurator and picks up the Corvette Racing Yellow paint with 2LT interior, the Z07 performance package, the Carbon Fiber visible roof, and Competition Seats. That puts the price of the C7 Z06 are around $106K, but keeping in mind some of the pricing differences on the C8 Corvette Stingray as well as the higher starting price and Mike believes he could see an MSRP of around $117,000 for a similarly-equipped C8 Z06.
Mike says he will be at the Petersen Auto Museum on October 26th to witness the public unveiling of the 2023 Corvette Z06, so pay attention to his social channels next week if you are jonesing about the C8 Z06 as much as we are!
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