If you’re interested in buying the 2020 C8 Corvette, you better place your order as soon as possible. Because Chevy is offering the mid-engine Corvette Stingray for less than sixty-thousand bucks including the destination charges, what could be better than this? A high-performance car that doesn’t cost hundreds of thousands of dollars as many people believed?
To be exact, the all-new C8 Corvette will set you back at $59,995, making it the most affordable mid-engine, dual-clutch transmission sports car money can buy. But the joy of a low-priced performer may not last long, as rumors are saying that the price will be bumped up for 2021. In other words, only the first model year of the car will be that affordable, as reported by Motor Trend.
When we look back, the 2014 Chevy Corvette went on sale with a starting price of $51,995, which was considered cheap that time given its only $1,400 gap from the previous-gen C6. A few months later, however, the C7 got a price hike to $53,993; which according to the American automaker was due to higher than expected demand. When the 2015 model arrived, its price had reached $55,995 or $4,000 higher than it was when first introduced.
Such price changes have probably become a pattern in the Corvette marketing strategy that Chevy plays to this day, which is why it’s thought to be repeated this time with the new-generation C8. So if you seriously want to get the new Corvette Stingray, there’s no better time to book one than today. At least, don’t wait until it gets more expensive.
Price increases typically happen due to rising inflation, although that may not be the sole reason behind them. There’s another important factor that makes a car more expensive over years, that’s how well it’s selling. The better it sells, the more costly it is. This applies to the Chevrolet Corvette C8 too, with new features are expected to make the 2021 model even sweeter than the current car. But in the end, if you want to save the most money on this thing, you’ll want to buy it right now while it’s still has its cheapest sticker price.