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Old 07-22-2019, 10:52 AM   #99
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I didn't read through every post on this thread, so maybe someone has already pointed this out.

There is a configurator so you can build out your Corvette. A friend (2015 C7 3LT) and I built out our Corvettes to our liking. We are both of the same minds, in that we will get it the way that we want it. His built out at $82K and mine built out at $84K. We both went for MRC and the 3LT package. I am unsure what the differences were that accounted for a $2K difference. However, this $80K - $85K price point is where more Corvette buyers will be looking. There are very few Corvette buyers that are going to buy one without memory seats, all of the safety goodies (we tend to like cameras, sensors and any other help we can get), MRC, upgraded sound system, etc.

At that price point there is plenty of room for a Gen7 Camaro. I think that GM wants the Gen6 to fill that price point of $45K-$70K for a performance car. This allows for a little more latitude in when the Gen7 will be released and at what price point.

I do not mean to dismiss the 4 or 6 cylinder Camaros. These are just in a different market segment than the LT1 / LT4 powered Camaros, when discussing the C8 Corvette.
I used the configurator...All worked well except for getting a price. I got the summary, and even went to reserve one, still no price. Not sure what it takes to find the price....lol...
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:56 AM   #100
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I used the configurator...All worked well except for getting a price. I got the summary, and even went to reserve one, still no price. Not sure what it takes to find the price....lol...
There isn't one. Yet.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:00 AM   #101
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New Vette looks awesome.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:01 AM   #102
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There isn't one. Yet.
OK, thanks. Figures, they want to take reservations without you knowing what it costs...Classic...lol
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:02 AM   #103
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I am buying one, i was thinking of buying an M3, but ill just get one of these and a second car, Subaru legacy or something for commuting.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:10 AM   #104
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OK, thanks. Figures, they want to take reservations without you knowing what it costs...Classic...lol
The dealers might have pricing information if you were to reserve one, but as far as the configurator, there aren't prices anywhere.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:25 AM   #105
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I keep hearing that "purists" will stop buying. I don't believe it. They said the mustang moving to IRS was going to have similar results. It diddn't. For anyone really interested in performance this is a huge step forward. As much as I prefer a standard trans the new dual clutch automatics are just faster. It really come does to style vs substance and the C8 has substance. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty too. It seems like an uncompromising approach to performance is being favored here though and I love it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #106
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I keep hearing that "purists" will stop buying. I don't believe it. They said the mustang moving to IRS was going to have similar results. It diddn't. For anyone really interested in performance this is a huge step forward. As much as I prefer a standard trans the new dual clutch automatics are just faster. It really come does to style vs substance and the C8 has substance. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty too. It seems like an uncompromising approach to performance is being favored here though and I love it.
If the Camaro has taught us anything, Its that Chevy will sacrifice customer desires to produce the best performing product period.
With the Camaro, they don't care if you can see, fit in the back seat, or carry any cargo..... So long as it performs. Sadly, most buyers value those other things a little bit more and as such, aren't as willing to buy the Camaro.

Now, Corvette buyers will have to decide if the inability to "feel connected" to the car is worth performance.
Given that there are people making those sacrifices already for the Corvette and Camaro, I suspect that they will keep doing so and that any who walk away, will be replaced by the cross shoppers that are willing to move to Corvette for the great price to performance ration over competing cars.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:52 PM   #107
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the looks/performance of the C8 might also have the opposite effect if you dont need 4 seats.an SS for 50k isnt going to look great next to the base vette for 60k.
Agreed. But see how many sell for $60k especially the first year or two. But with the 2020 LT1 you can get SS performance for $34,995. This fastest SS will come out of the gate already one of the best handling cars and lighter than the SS. It might just save the Camaro, but I doubt it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:05 PM   #108
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IMO, the cheap Camaro will be there for a while (alpha platform), but the ZL1, ZL1-1LE and maybe even the SS 1LE will all bow out to the base Vette or base Vette with something like a Club Sport package.

I really am thinking of getting a C8, basically stop putting any money into my SS, clean up some garage space, start using my GM card ($3000 off on the next GM product).
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Agreed. But see how many sell for $60k especially the first year or two. But with the 2020 LT1 you can get SS performance for $34,995. This fastest SS will come out of the gate already one of the best handling cars and lighter than the SS. It might just save the Camaro, but I doubt it.
The LT1 comes with no performance cooling, no magnetic ride control and smaller tires so it’s lacking several performance features of the SS. Add that it’s only about 66lbs lighter.. fastest Camaro..not so much.. but the LT1 will be a nice V8 to mod or street model at a good price.

Also, The C8 Corvette In this area can be bought at window and they also are to order which means if the buyer wants a entry level model it can be bought for under $60,000.00

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Old 07-22-2019, 08:02 PM   #110
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And from what I heard from others, they really gained a lot of interest with the C8. If they can really offer the performance they claim, I guess a lot of people will concider to go a bit over they budget for that crazy amount of performance increase. Even without Z51 Package the base Corvette will be in low 3s 0-60 times. Can't wait for first reviews on tracks. Guess Randy Pobst will crush a lot of times of other cars with the C8
GM says under 3.0 for the Vette
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #111
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If the Camaro has taught us anything, Its that Chevy will sacrifice customer desires to produce the best performing product period.
With the Camaro, they don't care if you can see, fit in the back seat, or carry any cargo..... So long as it performs. Sadly, most buyers value those other things a little bit more and as such, aren't as willing to buy the Camaro.

Now, Corvette buyers will have to decide if the inability to "feel connected" to the car is worth performance.
Given that there are people making those sacrifices already for the Corvette and Camaro, I suspect that they will keep doing so and that any who walk away, will be replaced by the cross shoppers that are willing to move to Corvette for the great price to performance ration over competing cars.
Off the top of my head looks like only sports-super car that will have the man to machine connection is a 911.
But I think a DCT is a good compromise and I love manuals.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:35 PM   #112
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GM says under 3.0 for the Vette
The Z51 cars are quoted to go under 3 sec to 60, so a base car will be 3.0 or a slow 3.1 to 60 LOL
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