[VIDEO] What to Expect When Chevy Prices the C8 Corvette Z06


[VIDEO] What to Expect When Chevy Prices the C8 Corvette Z06

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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  1. I would expect the same price margin from the previous Stingray to Z06 under the C8 perhaps without an price of living adjust as some needs to hold the line against inflation. A validation by GM might slow or stop inflation. Government restriction over the economy is the reason a growing economy was slowed down by paying folks to stay home and get paid by the government. Buy American, the container ships shouldn’t be slowing down any American Made products only the x-box and cell phone crowd should be affected so give those things that you find on the shelve from American Manufacturers. Chevy is an American brand but so is F150 Lighting, hope they don’t jack the price. Firs is already going to get enough for Ford F-150 Lighting for a truck that doesn’t have or need an engine, transmission, differentials or even a tail pipe. For what the leave out they could sell it for the same price an an ICE F150 without loosing money on it!

  2. The going bet at the office is a start price of $95k, with the loaded variant pushing $125k.

    Two of us at the office are just waiting on our 2022 Z51’s; both just went status 2000 this morning. Good times!

  3. K.G., I would imagine that the prices will soar before they even hit the lots, and 99% of new Zs on new dealer lots will be in transit to the owners who ordered them. Like George Jones sang in his song about Corvettes, “Hotter than a $2 pistol”.

  4. I sincerely believe that the N/A LT6 will be a competitive engine in price since it seems reliable in its Racing Career but limited to 7K RPM by the IMSA rules. I expect the $ increase will come from more carbon fibre panels and Magnesium casings for weight reduction. Next will be the FAT Cup tires, rims and Brakes…

  5. Basic price on a Z06 will be under $100K. Lots of luck trying to buy one for MSRP. Most “stealers” will mark them up 10 to 30%.

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