C8 Rumored to Start at $170,000. Bad or Good?
Daily Slideshow: Is $170,000 a smart price point for the new mid-engine C8? Absolutely. Here are a few reasons why.
Always a Bargain
$170,000 for a cutting-edge supercar sounds like a lot of money until you remember overdelivering is part of Chevrolet’s mantra. If the past is anything to go off of, then a Corvette that costs this much money is absolutely going to take out cars that cost 3-4 times as much. Expect this to be a Lamborghini killer.
Known to Deliver
Corvette is a car that has become synonymous with breaking ground in every aspect. Price is only where the conversation starts when it comes to this next-gen legend. The Z06 is known to deliver on every front, which means this new version will be no exception.
$170,000 is almost the same price as a 911 Carrera S with a few factory options added to the bill. This new mid-engine C8 will blow the doors off of a Carrera S while skipping all of the expensive costs that get factored into buying an exotic European sports car.
Resale and Ownership Costs
Being that this is something special for the lineage of one of America's longest running sports cars, the impact it will have in the automotive industry is tremendous. These cars will definitely hold their value and possibly even increase in value depending on production numbers. As with all other Corvettes, maintenance costs should be relatively affordable, as well.
The new mid-engine C8 is priced competitively to go up against its rivals, but that doesn’t mean it’s a pretentious supercar with big maintenance costs. It will be punch above its weight class and yet another bargain of the century. In other words, it’s exactly what the Corvette is all about: perfection at a bargain price.
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