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View Poll Results: What do you think the starting price of a base C8 will be?
$55,000-$60,000
4.91%
$60,000-$65,000
23.08%
$65,000-$70,000
29.49%
$70,000-$75,000
11.32%
$75,000-$80,000
9.40%
$80,000-$85,000
6.20%
$85,000-$90,000
4.06%
$90,000-$95,000
2.56%
Over $100,000
8.97%
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C8 Price Poll

Old 11-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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The only thing this poll shows is that 70.83% of the respondents are attempting to convince themselves that this is going to be a disproportionately inexpensive vehicle.
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Originally Posted by ltomn View Post
The only thing this poll shows is that 70.83% of the respondents are attempting to convince themselves that this is going to be a disproportionately inexpensive vehicle.
What this poll shows is that "70.83%" KNOW that this car has to be priced affordable for the typical Corvette buyer or it will be a failure!
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:17 PM
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​​​​​​​^^^^ Precisely, SuperSonic.......
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Supersonic 427 View Post
What this poll shows is that "70.83%" KNOW that this car has to be priced affordable for the typical Corvette buyer or it will be a failure!
Agreed. On one hand this poll indicates how much folks think a base C8 will list for but for most if not all it also indicates how much they would be willing to pay for one. So, if the price of the C8 starts at say 80k then GM will have a lot of selling to do in order to move the 60%+ that think it will priced at 70k or less and move these buyers up into the 80k + price point. They will weed out a lot of typical Corvette buyers like you mentioned.

It will be interesting when the pricing is finally released to see if folks feel it is worth it. If the base car goes up in price from $55k to 75k and all it has is a mid engine layout and say 30 more horsepower I am not sure that is enough value for me. It better have a bunch of other goodies and tech enhancements to justify a 20k base price increase.

I am sure the car will be great, looking forward to seeing it revealed.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:49 PM
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Personally, if I can't get a new C8 with some of the preferred options by writing a check for under $80K, I'm going to really need to be wowed by the C8 to write a larger check.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:58 AM
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I think with the advancement of hybrid and full electric cars the next gen Corvette will need to offer more than just performance. There will need to be some advanced tech and improvements to overall driving dynamics and feel.

If someone if looking to just get planted in their seat then they can go buy a Tesla Dual Motor Performance model for $70k (tax credits and fuel savings it will be like 60-65k.) and go 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. We have reached this point now where I am not sure how much faster cars can really go. There needs to be other things that manufactures can focus on to enhance the driving experience. For me, I love the Corvette because I can put the top down, row my own gearbox and listen to the exhaust note. The Tesla while revolutionary, feels a bit boring to drive to me. It does not excite the senses like a Corvette can.

My point is that I hope the manufacturers of current and future sports cars really focus on the "fun" of driving them not just specs and raw performance. I think the Mazda Miata folks have done a good job of this over the years. They have sold over a million of those Miatas, not because they focus on all out performance but they focus on driving dynamics and fun factor. A lot of high end cars get so "serious" they start to lack fun unless you are pushing them to super high limits that typical drivers can't achieve on the streets.

That said, I think if they can significantly drop the weight of the C7 and make use of turbo charging a smaller displacement engine (I love V8s, but the reality is they will have to die due to government regulations) matched with a manual and true DCT then the chassis will feel much more lively and willing to play.

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Old 11-14-2018, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by falcon5619 View Post
My point is that I hope the manufacturers of current and future sports cars really focus on the "fun" of driving them not just specs and raw performance. I think the Mazda Miata folks have done a good job of this over the years. They have sold over a million of those Miatas, not because they focus on all out performance but they focus on driving dynamics and fun factor. A lot of high end cars get so "serious" they start to lack fun unless you are pushing them to super high limits that typical drivers can't achieve on the streets.

That said, I think if they can significantly drop the weight of the C7 and make use of turbo charging a smaller displacement engine (I love V8s, but the reality is they will have to die due to government regulations) matched with a manual and true DCT then the chassis will feel much more lively and willing to play.
GM has done this with the Camaro. A V6 1LE Camaro is a blast to drive and can match the Miata in balance and handling. The Alpha platform is just an amazing platform which unfortunately isn't appreciated because those who love driver's cars tend to hate GM products and the Camaro tends to attrack redneck troglodytes who only care about straight line stoplight stompin'. It doesn't help that the Camaro looks like the opposite of a sophisticated sports car.

I believe we'll see the C8 chassis make even further strides beyond the Alpha platform since it's a clean sheet design.

As for efficiency, the TT DOHC V8 will be more efficient thant the antique OHV V8, but the real monster will be the hybrid C8. I'm hoping the hybrid isn't just an afterthought like the end of the series ZR1, but instead more like a ZO6 alternative that debuts in the 2nd or 3rd year. We shall soon see!

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Old 11-15-2018, 09:39 AM
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If it doesn't come in a vert or a stick-they could charge 40K and I would not be interested.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Corgidog1 View Post
If it doesn't come in a vert or a stick-they could charge 40K and I would not be interested.
Fellow M7 Vert owner here so I know how you feel.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Corgidog1 View Post
If it doesn't come in a vert or a stick-they could charge 40K and I would not be interested.
^^^^
Having just bought a NEW C7 vert with a stick, I'm probably going to stay on the sidelines quite a while. ♡ My C7 M7/vert!

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaro Tundov View Post
As for efficiency, the TT DOHC V8 will be more efficient thant the antique OHV V8, but the real monster will be the hybrid C8. I'm hoping the hybrid isn't just an afterthought like the end of the series ZR1, but instead more like a ZO6 alternative that debuts in the 2nd or 3rd year. We shall soon see!
Ahh, someone else that subscribes to the Hybrid (ZR1 is my guess) theory. Regardless, I think most that are reading the C8 forum, will probably buy a C8. I know I will, but this time opt for the Z06, so that probably pushes it out to the 2nd/3rd MY.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:33 PM
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Good strategy. ^^^^
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:11 PM
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The wisdom of the crowd speaks...
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:13 PM
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Yes. Logic and rationality generally prevails, but not always.

Originally Posted by ImpliedConsent View Post
Ahh, someone else that subscribes to the Hybrid (ZR1 is my guess) theory. Regardless, I think most that are reading the C8 forum, will probably buy a C8. I know I will, but this time opt for the Z06, so that probably pushes it out to the 2nd/3rd MY.
It seems to me that a hybrid a la the NSX is a virtual certainty for the high-end model. It's probably the only way to meet ever tightening CAFE requirements.

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Old 11-20-2018, 09:09 PM
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Well, 420 votes so far. I guess we captured the bulk of responses from the regulars at this point. It has been interesting to see the widespread range of speculated pricing, however approximately 60% of those that have voted think the C8 will start at $70k or less. So, what have we learned? Personally, I voted for the $60-65k range because I think a jump from the current $56k to $65-$70k just seems like too big of a jump but I could be wrong once you factor increases due to tariff changes, etc. I am not sure I want a base C8 for over 70k unless it rivals my current GS vert for that price. I am just not sure how much the improved driving dynamics can be appreciated on the street and if it is worth that price tag. Time will tell. It will be fun to watch unfold.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:51 PM
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In a large Canadian city start at 130k or more Canadian likely.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:55 PM
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In a large Canadian city start at 130k or more Canadian likely.
I donít think so,A Porsche Carrera starts at 110 000C$.
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I donít think so,A Porsche Carrera starts at 110 000C$.
Vancouver has some pretty high corvette price, they will start high is still my guess.
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Old 11-25-2018, 01:38 PM
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bump for more votes
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