Chevrolet has officially confirmed what the C8 Corvette's price will be for the base, 2LT, and 3LT trims.
The starting price will be $59,995, the 2LT will start at $67,295 and the the 3LT will start at $71,945.
Also, the Z51 Performance package costs an additional $5,000 and can be added to any of the trim levels.
Chevrolet has delivered on its promise that the C8 Corvette will start under $60,000. The base 1LT model ducks just under that cap and starts at exactly $59,995, $3000 more than the C7 Corvette Stingray. That is remarkable given that the C8-generation car features an all-new mid-engine architecture and should provide a big performance bump over its predecessor.
The base $59,995 1LT trim level includes a fair number of standard features, including dual-zone climate control, power seats, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The better-equipped Corvette 2LT starts at $67,295 and adds desirable extras such as a head-up display, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, a few driver-assist features, and GM's Performance Data Recorder system.
Sitting at the top of the lineup is the 3LT, which starts at $71,945 and includes an upgraded interior with leather, carbon-fiber, and suede trim along with different sport seats that are dubbed GT2.
The Z51 Performance package costs $5000 extra for any trim level, and it's a must-have for those intending to take their C8 to the track. It includes a performance exhaust that adds 5 horsepower and 5 lb-ft of torque to the Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8 engine, for totals of 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque (the exhaust is also available as a $1195 stand-alone option on non-Z51 cars) and other mechanical upgrades including a limited-slip differential, aerodynamic elements, larger brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport 4s summer tires, improved cooling, and a different axle ratio. Adding magnetorheological dampers to a Z51-equipped car demands an extra $1895.
Other stand-alone options include a front suspension lift system for $1495 that's available on 2LT and 3LT models and a few extra-cost colors including blue, yellow, and brown.