With the announcement of the all-new 2020 Corvette C8 last month, we learned a whole bunch of really exciting facts about the next-generation sports car. However, one thing we didn’t learn was exact pricing information, with GM President Mark Reuss merely stating that the MSRP would start under the $60,000 mark. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to get all the nitty-gritty on how much this thing is gonna cost, as GM Authority has learned from dealer sources that full pricing info should become available on August 15th.
That means we’re just two weeks away from learning exactly how much cheddar will be needed to park this aspirational mid-engine beast at home, with details on pricing for the optional colors, wheels, styling components, and of course, the all-important Z51 Performance Package expected to be revealed on August 15th.
The date in question coincides with an expected rollout of pricing info to dealers, which makes sense, given the details will likely get announced to the public shortly thereafter, if not at the same time.
All told, we’re excited to learn all about the pricing info for the new 2020 Corvette. As with previous generations of the Corvette, the mid-engine C8 will offer impressive performance for the money.
Mounted just behind the cabin, the new 2020 Corvette is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine tuned to produce as much as 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the optional performance exhaust system. Power is sent to the rear axle via the new M1L eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission developed in collaboration with Tremec.
Properly motivated and equipped with the optional Z51 Performance Package, the 2020 Corvette will sprint to 60 mph in less than three seconds, making it the quickest base-level Corvette ever produced.
It’s an impressive setup, no doubt about it, but the fact the 2020 Corvette starts at less than $60,000 makes it even more so. That said, the new Vette is also offered with a huge number of options, as revealed by the online configurator, so we’re still waiting to see what kind of impact any of those options will have on pricing.