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Old 07-08-2019, 06:00 PM
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ROADBIKE 56 if the base Vette Starts at $169,000. Corvette will be out of business.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:45 PM
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My guess maybe as high as 15% base higher msrp. In Canada I don't want to think about it.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:33 PM
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Sure... -1 on the 'Yes' count.

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I goofed, can I change my vote? lol
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:03 PM
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I do.

I'd be thrilled if it comes in under $80k but I don't think it will, I think it'll be ~$89k starting MSRP for a stripper. And won't the FE Corvette continue on with a lower price tag? Or a newer Camaro whenever they decide to cancel the 'discontinuation' in 2024 and bring out the 7th gen after Ford and Dodge have shown their hand?

A c7 Z06 starts at $82k. You can option that z06 as a convertible up to $112k with a few big packages. It's silly that the Corvette can already exist in that realm of pricing (let alone ZR1) only to come flying back down on what 'should' be a superior car in every way with the c8. Aesthetics or not; it'll be a Corvette in same way it always has been; a performance bargain for the white and blue collar worker to obtain in their golden years. I think the reality of the buyers now; is that $89k isn't out of question for many tech specialists who are going to be the target audience over the next decade. Otherwise Chevy is going to find themselves in the same hot water Harley Davidson is in.

Really a $89k the Corvette ethos of value pricing is still a tremendous value for many Americans, considering the health of the economy, the strong job market, too. Let's not forget we're living in the best of times! When a Porsche 992 CS can start at $113k I'll take the $89k value leading Corvette in blue, thank you very much.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:28 PM
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Thinking base is $64999. See real soon.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:42 PM
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80k base?

100k minimum base..

period. Edmonds said so, and many have hinted this and everyone is going to be angry. This isn't a 70 or 80k car SORRY.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:33 PM
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it will be fantastic to continue with this pricing nonsense through the rest of summer and into fall...

It is mind numbing to think that seemingly educated people believe that GM can sell a two seat car with an 80k+ base price in enough volume to support two shifts at a single platform manufacturing facility through out the 6-8 year life cycle of the C8. They would probably sell as many as they could make in year one and the year two Z06 would probably keep the lights on but after that it would be over. GM saw what FCA did with the G5 Viper.... The blueprint for failure is right there, they wont make the same mistake

The base price of this car will be $62k+-
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:46 PM
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Based upon the leaked photos today I would say low $60k range should catch it. Not promising with what has been leaked....but hoping for a surprise when the car is officially revealed. Otherwise, a new 992 will be on order.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by vndkshn View Post
I don't think anyone has enough information to really form an opinion. Nobody knows what is standard, what new tech is included, etc.

I think if tradition holds, it will be a sub 10% increase over the C7. But "tradition" is going out the window here, since traditionally the Corvette was FE. So who knows what will happen? I doubt if will be the $100k+ base that some claim it will be. My guess, as low as $60k to as high as $75-80k depending on what comes standard and what's new other than just the engine position.
Just guessing but I believe that GM starts with a projected price, and then Engineering builds a car within that pricing parameter. If GM just built the best car that they could, and it came to an $80K base, they would almost certainly lose market share. If the base C8 is priced higher than the low $60Ks, GM is taking a big risk. And the big loser would be GM and the thousands of Corvette buyers who could no longer afford a new Corvette.

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I’m in the hard yes crowd. I hope GM surprises me. I’m not holding my breath.
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There are a few folks on this forum that WILL BE eating crow in the near future.
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
You're joking right?
Yup! But there was a thread where someone predicted that base price. Goes to show how off some of these threads are.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ViperFan1 View Post
80k base?

100k minimum base..

period. Edmonds said so, and many have hinted this and everyone is going to be angry. This isn't a 70 or 80k car SORRY.
And Edmonds never makes a mistake . They can't even get the price of a used Corvette right. Referencing them means nothing.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:51 AM
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Not sure how people can even fathom a base car being $90k, when the base C7 is still in the $50k range? For the car to start at $90k, they would have to delete the ďStingray,Ē entirely, and only make a Z06 variant. And from the leaked everything, we can tell that this is somewhat of a base model, maybe Z51 specíd model. We havenít seen carbon brakes, he havenít even seen J57 brakes. The car coming out, in a week, will be in the $60k range, if GM wants to sell a single car. Itís a possibility that GM waited this long to produce an ME until it was affordable to do so. If this thing is a flop, I will probably be getting a 992. GM, donít let me down.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Z51VetteFan View Post
Not sure how people can even fathom a base car being $90k, when the base C7 is still in the $50k range? For the car to start at $90k, they would have to delete the ďStingray,Ē entirely, and only make a Z06 variant. And from the leaked everything, we can tell that this is somewhat of a base model, maybe Z51 specíd model. We havenít seen carbon brakes, he havenít even seen J57 brakes. The car coming out, in a week, will be in the $60k range, if GM wants to sell a single car. Itís a possibility that GM waited this long to produce an ME until it was affordable to do so. If this thing is a flop, I will probably be getting a 992. GM, donít let me down.
So if GM doesn't bring out a $60k Corvette, you're going to spend $120k on a 992? That's a big jump. I suspect the c8 will slot in near c7z performance and should do so near c7z money with the brand new x,y,z features. Then again, hey, a 2005 Corvette Z51 had an msrp of about $43,500 where as a 2005 Porsche 911S rang in at $79,100. That's about a 40% savings. Apply that to today's number and you're slotting the c8 right in around $68,365. Maybe all you $60s folks are right. I personally believe the gap is closer now between the c8 and the 992s and would hope that the Corvette is a car good enough to justify that parity.

This doesn't need to be a high volume car; the clientele is smaller - you can charge more if you intend to sell less. It'd be great if they sold more but to whom? Foreign markets are happy to support six figure price tags. It's the H-D conundrum here on domestic soil. Folks can afford it, problem is fewer folks want it to begin with.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:21 AM
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If loaded Camaros were selling like gangbusters, and/or the next-gen Camaro was due in a year, and 1LT Corvette sales had dried up, I might believe C8 was ready to raise the floor $10K or even $15K.

As it is, GM will not deviate from the formula that works -- the new one starts for just a smidge more than the old one, the sporty one is even more sporty and its price stretches a little more from the base, and the loaded one is even more loaded and stretches yet a little more.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:36 AM
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I'm going to stick with my price guess from the other prediction thread - https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-7-18-a-2.html

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2019 Stingray starts at a base price of $55,900 according to Chevy's website.

So I'm going to guess a starting C8 base price of - $62,900
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:46 AM
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I am thinking there are a lot of people around without experience of buying cars from Chevrolet. GM is not that dumb. Maybe if the other side is right they will do 50% discounts on new Corvettes at some point years from now.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ViperFan1 View Post
80k base?

100k minimum base..

period. Edmonds said so, and many have hinted this and everyone is going to be angry. This isn't a 70 or 80k car SORRY.
You heard it folks, ViperFan1 and Edmonds says so...end of discussion.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:15 PM
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I am sensing from the way they are using history of all the work has led to this, that this may be the final generation of Corvette. Zora's dream was a mid engine. It has come full circle, they are making the dream a reality and the way they are advertising is saying mission accomplished.. So In my whacked out opinion, I feel that this generation will be a short run and done depending on sales. I think it will start around 60-62k but avg price of around 75k. I predict the same start the C7 had when it first came out to the tune of people close to 100k for a base car just to say look I am the cool one on the block. In a few years the Corvette will be finished because they will be too expensive for the avg. Joe. Also them killing the Camaro again in 2023 or 24 means that Chevrolet is possibly killing its car division like Ford did. I hope not.
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