The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Starts at $59,995, Can Climb Past $80,000

When the mid-engine Corvette was revealed, Chevrolet promised a base price of under $60,000. Now we have complete pricing details on the C8.

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When Chevrolet first revealed the mid-engine, C8 Corvette Stingray last month, GM product head Mark Reuss promised it would cost less than $60,000. A remarkable number for a mid-engine sports car with this much performance. Today, Chevy released complete pricing info for the C8, and opened up pre-orders for the hotly anticipated car.

Starting price? $59,995 for the base 1LT model. The 2LT costs $67,295, and gets you an upgraded 14-speaker Bose audio system, a heads-up display, heated and cooled seats, and GM's clever Performance Data Recorder among other things. The top-level 3LT starts at $71,495 and adds suede and carbon-fiber interior trim and upgraded seats to the mix.

There are many options available for the C8, and while you can see pricing for all of them on Chevrolet's site, we'll highlight the pricing for the ones you care about. The Z51 Performance Package costs $5000 and includes larger brakes, Michelin summer tires, a bigger rear spoiler (which Chevy says provides 400 lbs of downforce), an electronic limited-slip differential, a performance exhaust, and extra cooling hardware. If you don't want all that stuff, but you do want the performance exhaust, it's a $1195 standalone option. Magnetic Ride Control shocks are $1895.

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Other option prices depend on the trim you select. For example, the Competition bucket seats are a $1995 option for a 1LT Corvette, but only $500 for the the 3LT. Interestingly, the front-axle lift system, a $1495 option, is only available for 2LT and 3LT cars.

It shouldn't be hard to option a C8 well past the $80,000 mark. For example, 3LT with the Z51 package, Magnetic Ride, the front-axle lift costs $80,335. And that's before you start adding various exterior and interior trim options.

Still, the Corvette is a bargain, given that it's a mid-engine sports car that makes nearly 500 horsepower. Porsche's current most-powerful mid-engine offering is the 415-hp 718 Cayman GT4, which starts at a tick under $100,000.

If all this sounds enticing, you can pre-order your C8 now.