We know that GM has delayed the launch of the C8 due to some electrical issues. According to some new reports this could mean that it will now launch in the summer of 2019, and will not longer debut at a major show but a private reveal event. https://www.carscoops.com/2018/12/20...tart-just-70k/
In his “Ask Bob” column on Road and Track’s December 2018/January 2019 issue seen by the MidEngineCorvetteForum, Bob Lutz said that “the goal is to sell the C8, version for version, at a little more than the C7.” Three months ago, Lutz said on Autoline that the C8 would cost about $5,000 more than a C7.
That would mean the mid-engine Vette could start at just under $70,000 — a far cry from earlier rumors that indicated a starting MSRP of $169,900.
Unfortunately so much of what we have heard in terms of price and engine options are just speculation. There will be incredible value in a $70k car that puts out more than 500hp.
If its like the SRT Viper then it'll be good enough and not entirely impressive as a base version.
Like the Viper, base versions are just to keep sales volume up, giving them freedom to offer higher tier versions.
Even with the huge improvements that Dodge made to the Viper with the ACR, that still hasn't stopped the model from being discontinued. Even though the ACR was less powerful than the ZR1, it still routinely beat the vette on road courses all over the world.