As America’s sports car, the Chevy Corvette has quite the expectation to live up to. Usually, this presupposition is expressed by comparing horsepower figures, 0 to 60 mph times, and handling attributes against foreign rivals. However, an often overlooked aspect of the ownership experience is the presentation of the vehicle. With this in mind, GM recently released a video detailing the Corvette Museum Delivery experience.
Intended as an effort to elevate the Corvette experience, GM offers new customers the opportunity to take delivery of their brand-new Vette right from the factory. Owners are given a variety of items to commemorate the event, such as a custom-inscribed plaque and a picture-book demonstrating the build process of their particular vehicle.
Tagged with RPO code R8C, this experience is priced at $995, and is available with the purchase of any Corvette model.
Currently, this delivery experience is offered for the C8 Corvette. Prospective buyers have the choice between two C8 flavors, the C8 Stingray and the C8 Z06. The 2023 Stingray is powered by the 6.2L V8 LT2, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, while the 2023 Corvette Z06 is powered by the high-revving 5.5L V8 LT6, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. As for transmission options, both high-performance machines are equipped with the GM eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.