Published: Mon, August 19, 2019
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Chevy C8 Corvette starts at $59,995 after destination

Chevy C8 Corvette starts at $59,995 after destination

The package launches the new mid-engine Stingray from 0-60 miles per hour in fewer than 3 seconds, almost a second faster than the 2019 Corvette Stingray, the company notes.

Introducing their new 8th-gen Corvette, Chevrolet did hint that it would not be too pricey - but this actually seems like an understatement now that the pricing has been revealed.

One big surprise about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the price tag as we were all surprised when Chevrolet announced that it will be coming in with a price tag that is under $60,000. For this price, several gears have been included such as keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, 8-inch infotainment system, 12-inch instrument cluster display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bose premium sound system. That starts under the hood with the correct 427 CID V-8, which was underrated at 430 horsepower and has a 6,500-rpm redline backed by the M22 four-speed manual transmission. There's a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system and navigation, along with wireless phone charging, a rear camera mirror, and seat memory.

The performance exhaust system can be added to any package on its own for $1,195, boosting power output from the engine to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb.ft (637 Nm) of torque. This model includes seat upgrades, leather upholstery, and carbon fiber trim, in addition to leather and suede wrapped interiors.

Chevy is also offering ala carte options for all three variants including brake, suspension, exhaust, and slip differential upgrades, which are also available in a package for $5000.

There's also a performance exhaust and performance suspension, with manually-adjustable threaded spring seats. They're combined with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer performance tires and enhanced cooling, together with front brake cooling inlets, a front splitter, and a rear spoiler. This is before any other features like the Z51 package or magnetorheological shocks. And the front lift system can be added to 2LT and 3LT models for $1,495, and can even automatically activate at up to 1,000 stored locations. We're inclined to believe that Chevrolet did the right thing to keep it relatively affordable for most customers in the market for a sports vehicle in this segment.

Like this: