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Old 07-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mre1974 View Post
It's a "halo car" like the previous Ford GT. They have never been intended to be a mass produced high volume model unlike the Corvette which is. Different business and marketing models entirely. Like comparing apples to watermelons.
Agree. We are talking about the 8th generation of a Corvette that has been produced since 1953. Ford, well they have mustangs.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:37 AM
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It seems every dissappointment behind each new revelation is based on "it's not would a super car would do"...

Take the hint... And, Pricing will reflect that.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:44 PM
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Completely killing the C7
Rumors of Camaro getting killed/delayed

I don't think GM can price this much higher than mid 60's and expect to move the units they have enjoyed over the years.
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2019 base 1LT coupe $56,995.00

2020 base 1LT Mid-engine coupe $58,995
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:53 PM
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7 days to go and the diehards are hovering around 22%.
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
I'll be shocked if it's over $64K base and not terribly surprised if they come out of the gate with a $59,XXX and then take increases in the first year like they did with the C7.

Toolie, question....

You have great enthusiasm for the 2020 C8 Corvette, and have two deposits, sold your C7, and laid out your financial payment plan.

My question to you is.....lets say the C8 starts at $71,999, are you still "in" ??

I am in a different age bracket than you, but you are more of what GM is targeting, as a younger demographic.

I do not want to debate whether it will be $72K.... I agree it almost most likely will NOT be.

I am just asking if you are still "in" at $72K base C8 No options starting like a stripper LT1 ??

Just curious what your cut off is price wise where you say hell no, and at what price point would you wait and rather buy used in a few years or go back to C7.

The question is NOT about your financial status. It about what price point are you walking away despite your enthusiasm ?

In 2013-2014 I walked away from buying a Gen V new platform Viper, despite being a fan because the price point dodge was asking was not justified, totally unrelated to my finances. There is a sweet spot price point and there is a threshold point where a person walks away, despite being a huge fan.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:37 AM
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No... not in at $72K base... that would push a Z51 vert mid $80s.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mre1974 View Post
It's a "halo car" like the previous Ford GT. They have never been intended to be a mass produced high volume model unlike the Corvette which is. Different business and marketing models entirely. Like comparing apples to watermelons.
The c8 will be a halo car..
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ViperFan1 View Post
The c8 will be a halo car..
What are you going to do with your time when the price is released here soon and your constant trolling about the C8 being a $100K halo car that laps the ring in 7:01 are proven wrong?
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I’m thinking base will be low, options will be high. Z51 option can easily go 8-10K and include aero. This will keep the base price down to attract volume while track or rich guys will gladly pay a premium.
  1. Base 62K
  2. Z51 70K
  3. Add 5K for vert
  4. Add 10K for 3LT
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Originally Posted by fatsport View Post
I’m thinking base will be low, options will be high. Z51 option can easily go 8-10K and include aero. This will keep the base price down to attract volume while track or rich guys will gladly pay a premium.
  1. Base 62K
  2. Z51 70K
  3. Add 5K for vert
  4. Add 10K for 3LT
I agree with the theory... base price will be low and options will be pricey just like Porsche. I'm hoping a Z51 vert can be had for low $70s. A 2019 1LT Z51 vert with the A8 is $68,490.

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How long did the C7 go for full MSRP back in 2013/14?
Should be a good indication of when prices will drop for the C8.
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Originally Posted by fatsport View Post
How long did the C7 go for full MSRP back in 2013/14?
Should be a good indication of when prices will drop for the C8.
I don't recall... I do remember they took 2 price increases in 2014 and then did some option bundling for the 2015 Z51 so a 2015 Z51 was $3K or thereabouts more than an early 2014.
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Originally Posted by GOC View Post
My guess is there is a 10% bump on the 2019 Corvette price so it'll start at right around $61,490. Also with the leaked rear.. while it's not that bad, it's not the look of a $80K & up car.
10% could be the increase. But, does it take $80K or more to make a well-designed rear? Only my opinion, but I say no, unless you're using all titanium, magnesium, platinum and un-obtainium. j/k

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:17 AM
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I'd love to hear the explanation from certain folks who've concluded the C8 rear design is what it is to save money and go cheap. While there are certain family resemblances to other Chevrolet vehicles, NOTHING is interchangeable, NOTHING is from the current GM parts bin. They are NOT Camaro tail lights. Thus, there are no cost savings associated with that design.

Moreover, there is nothing inherently more expensive about a good vs. bad design. It's the materials and manufacturing costs that dictate that. Using the same SMC material GM uses on Corvettes, an exact duplicate of the Ferrari 488 rear end wouldn't have been any more costly than what they came up with. It's a simple matter of coming up with a design, building molds, and producing as many panels as you need.

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
I'd love to hear the explanation from certain folks who've concluded the C8 rear design is what it is to save money and go cheap. While there are certain family resemblances to other Chevrolet vehicles, NOTHING is interchangeable, NOTHING is from the current GM parts bin. They are NOT Camaro tail lights. Thus, there is no cost savings associated with that design.

Moreover, there is nothing inherently more expensive about a good vs. bad design. It's the materials and manufacturing costs that dictate that. Using SMC, an exact duplicate of the Ferrari 488 rear end wouldn't have been any more costly than what they came up with. It's a simple matter of coming up with a design, building molds, and producing as many panels as you need.
Simple answer... most people are stupid.
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Well, I'll go with "ignorant," which simply means having no knowledge of what they speak.

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:38 AM
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A price somewhere in the 60’s makes the most sense...

Although the possibilities that all C8’s are première éditions for 2020 remains...They can all be DCT ,and fully loaded...for the 2020 launch year,at that point one can expect a mid 70’s price range.

Praying that this scenario doesn’t play out...
I want the cheapest and least equipped Corvette possible.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Well, I'll go with "ignorant," which simply means having no knowledge of what they speak.
Ignorant is one thing, ignoring people with pertinent knowledge is another. I gave up trying to educate a long time ago.
Having spend 35 years working for a tier 1 supplier, I do know a thing or two about how the industry works.

I said several years ago that the cost to produce a mid engine would not be significantly different than a front engine. Cost is primarily driven by the BOM cost. The BOM cost for the C8 won't be significantly different vs the C7.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:24 PM
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As someone mentioned, pricing is very likely not coming with the reveal on the 18th. But, our votes will be etched in digital stone.
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