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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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New hint at release date, starting price

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/
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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.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 09:04 AM
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This is good news. It would have been a really tough sell for GM, with a starting price that significantly higher than the previous generation. Competition gets steep above the $150k mark.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 03:15 PM
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Anyone here thinks that Chevy could have used another company to build the C7? I like what Ford did with that canuk company just slightly north of the boarder.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 08:58 AM
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Its only going to be the barebones base model that will sit that closely to the outgoing model. It will still go well above $100k in the higher trim levels as you start to add additional options.
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Its only going to be the barebones base model that will sit that closely to the outgoing model. It will still go well above $100k in the higher trim levels as you start to add additional options.
If it means offers similar to Porsche, or in other words a wide range of trims from the mild to very extreme, then this C8 might be the first non-premium to run the GT-R.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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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.

In the Viper case we got the ACR...

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 09:06 AM
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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.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 04:25 PM
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On the enjoyability meter, you'd be surprised to find the ACR comes out on top, even compared to cars that cost 5x as much.
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