The fabled mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most highly anticipated sports cars in recent history and now we know that it will still be priced like a Corvette. The all-new C8 will have a starting MSRP of just $59,995 continuing the nameplate’s legacy as one of the best values in performance cars.
Digging a little deeper into the pricing, we see three different trim levels and a couple of option packages. Keep in mind, this pricing is just for the Stingray models; higher-performance models like a Grand Sport, Z06, or ZR1 haven’t been announced yet as of this writing. The base 1LT model is the one that starts at $59,995 and it includes a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine making 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (unfortunately, there’s no manual option), power-adjustable leather seats, a removable roof panel, Brembo brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, drive mode selector (Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, MyMode, and Z-Mode), rear park assist, Bose 10-speaker premium audio, an 8-in infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, OnStar, and much more.
Moving up to the 2LT trim ($67,295) adds features including navigation, a performance data recorder, a full-color head-up display, wireless charging, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, upgraded Bose 14-speaker audio, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. Finally, the 3LT ($71,945) throws in GT2 seats with Napa and Mulan leather and carbon-fiber interior trim, a custom leather-wrapped interior, a suede headliner, and leather-wrapped door panels.
The Z51 performance package adds a lot of performance goodies for an extra $5,000, which is the same cost as the Z51 package on the outgoing Corvette. It includes a performance exhaust (which bumps performance up to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque), performance suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, a front splitter, a rear spoiler, bigger brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires, an enhanced cooling system, a revised axle ratio, and front bake cooling inlets. If you just want the performance exhaust, you can add it for a reasonable cost of $1,195. Another option is a front suspension lift system for $1,495 that can store up to 1,000 locations for automatic activation.
Every 2020 Stingray will be an outstanding value, but we think the sweet spot (at least on paper) is the 1LT model with the Z51 package. The 1LT may be the base trim, but in terms of creature comforts, it has just about everything you could need. The Z51 package is a performance bargain on the C7 and it looks like it still will be on the C8. We’ll let you know for sure as soon as we’re able to get behind the wheel of this new American icon. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale