Latest C8 Corvette Rumor Has It Tipped To Start At Around $70,000

The C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette will be unveiled on July 18th but before that day arrives, Motor Trend has estimated how much the mid-engine supercar will set back buyers in the United States.

Considering the development work General Motors has needed to do in order to make a mid-engine Corvette, it should come as no surprise that the C8 will be more expensive than the C7. However, it won’t be a piece of unobtainium like so many mid-engine European cars currently on sale throughout the United States.

The U.S. publication suggests that the entry-level C8 Corvette model, tipped to retain the Stingray name, will probably start from about $70,000. While that is approximately $15,000 more than a base C7, it is not excessive and seems like a reasonable price to pay for all the benefits a mid-engine performance car has over one with the engine hanging over the front wheels. A $70,000 starting price puts the C8 Corvette at the same price point as a Porsche Cayman S, another mid-engine sports albeit this time from Europe.

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The standard C8 Corvette is expected to be powered by an improved version of GM’s trusty 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine with 500 hp.

As you would expect, the C8 will be sold in a number of different configurations and with various engine options. At least one variant is expected to have a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine while another could feature this same engine but supplemented with at least one electric motor and delivering around 1000 hp. The most expensive C8 Corvette models may start from around $140,000.

If accurate, that would be about $20,000 more than the current C7 ZR1 and absolutely remarkably for a car with 1000 hp, especially when you consider that a Lamborghini Huracan Evo with its 630 hp starts at over $200,000.

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    • cbATL

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  • willhaven

    :-O Even though I’m poor, this is the best news I’ve heard all day. Can’t wait to read the comparos between the new Vette and Cayman/911/NSX. I doubt it’ll be as refined, but performance wise, it’s going to be a cracker.

  • ErnieB

    McLaren/ Ferrari looks and great performance for $70k… I am no Chevy fan but this seems like a great value for what it is..

  • BlackPegasus

    I predict the overall reception of the C8 will depend heavily on the tail light design.

    Don’t mess this up Chevy ?

    • Astonman

      Heard the same complaints about the C7 and it’s taillights. And sales did really well.

      • BlackPegasus

        I’m not complaining just yet. I’m simply saying the proportions look very nice from what we can visually observe. It’s the tail lights that will give an emotional connection with discerning eyes. It’s crucial that Chevy nails it the first time.

        And you’re right, the sales of the C7 were solid despite of the tail light rumblings. But the C8 has a chance to present a true mid engine supercar without those pesky complaints.

        • Astonman

          Understandable that you want them to nail it from the get go.

  • KRogers86

    I feel that $70k will move the Corvette away from being the everyman sports car, and become a little more exclusive (some may think that’s a good thing, while others may feel otherwise).

    • DMax

      I think it’s a needed change because top Camaro, which hopefully won’t be axed after this gen, is overlapping with the Corvette in terms of performance/price.

    • brn

      Agreed. There’s needs to be an affordable Corvette. Use the Stingray name for versions that are designed and priced like this vehicle.

      Camaro doesn’t count. It performs, but it’s not a vehicle I’d want to drive, much less own.

  • Bash

    I’m surprised, I might be a minority but for the last few months I truly believed that this could cost more than the already overpriced NSX.

  • Jack Frost

    So nobody’s gonna mention that winglet attached to the door thats bound to cause some grief when it kisses the inevitable wall??

    • IT’S GONNA BE A NUT CRACKER, WEAR A CUP BOYS.

  • TheBelltower

    The proportions of this are really good. Not sure about some of the details, which is obviously obscured deliberately. One thing I know, Chevy had better order a ton of replacement front bumpers. The design of this won’t be very forgiving when it’s involved in even the slightest bump.

  • Nick099

    Hagerty is reporting $60k – $70k…which is probably more likely.

  • BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICING ISN’T THE BEST WAY TO INTRODUCE THIS CAR.

    • Finkployd

      ?? love the comment but $70k+ isn’t exactly bargain basement pricing for a Chevrolet, albeit a Corvette

  • SteersUright

    Forget anything I’ve said about how ugly it is, thats a ton of car for $70k. Hopefully at that price it still has a V8, the DCT, and isnt too, too basic looking.

  • Harry_Wild

    Hopefully, the C8 will not come with any AWD as an option so us muscle car people will be happy! Only supercars have AWD and the C8 will be thought of as a muscle car!

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