Chevy Offers Up To $8k Discounts On Some Corvettes Making Carbon Brakes Nearly Free

Chevrolet is offering up to $8,000 off select Corvette models and for those in the market for top-of-the-range variants, Christmas has come early.

From April 1, General Motors is giving a $5,000 discount on all Corvettes purchased with the optional Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. These brakes come standard in the Z07 Performance Package which typically costs $7,995 and also includes Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires and custom suspension tuning.

Alongside the $5,000 discount, a $1,000 Bonus Tag discount will be applied to vehicles that have sat in inventory for the longest. What’s more, current Corvette owners or lessees will receive an additional $2,000 loyalty rebate towards any new Corvette.

What this means is that select customers buying a new Corvette Z06 or Corvette Grand Sport can get the Z07 Performance Package effectively free of charge. Even if the $5,000 bonus is the only discount a customer receives, it will essentially make the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes a no cost option.

But there might be a drawback, one you should seriously consider. As pointed out by a Reddit forum user, your pocket might pinch when time comes to replace those fancy brakes. In the receipt shared by ‘JaredFr0mSubway’, you can see that the front pads alone (code 23198733) cost $1,066.92 before taxes.


  • Six_Tymes

    $8,000 off is a nice deal. I wonder how often a person has to change the pads if its not tracked?

    • john1168

      I think the pads last a long time.

    • Infinite1

      Carbon ceramics last a lot longer than traditional brakes even though they cost a lot more. Most manufacturers recommend between 90 to 100k miles on carbon ceramics; however, its meant for the life of the car for the average driver who won’t track the vehicle. So we’re talking about the 90% of the people who own cars that come with them. I remember that Ferrari recommend 2,400 miles (2,000 km) for extreme track use. Conventional steel brakes last anywhere between 25 to 65 k miles depending on brake material, how much you drive, and how hard you drive and brake.

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  • Bob White

    So the parts alone for a brake job is 18K? I see pads and rotors, so what are the other items?

  • SteersUright

    I’ve often heard that Ceramic brakes last well into 6-figure miles before needing anything replaced. Is this not the case?? At $1k for pads, they better last quite long or they’re just stupid to put on anything other than a supercar and certainly not a Corvette, M3, or other more “pedestrian” sports cars. Seriously, 6-piston, passive steel brakes with affordable parts are much more appealing, if these ceramic brakes dont last as long as I’ve heard. If they do indeed last 100k miles or more, then its not that bad. Think of how many pads and rotors you’d have gone through by that point anyhow.

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