The Pricing has Been Released for the C7 Corvette Stingray and the Base Model Sees an Expected Small Jump Over Its C6 Predecessor
If you were putting off purchasing a Corvette in anticipation of the next-generation 2014 Stingray, you’ll need to start searching the sofa cushions for a few extra dollars. The C7 Stingray Corvette will see its price point start at $51,995–including $995 for delivery–which is a jump of almost $2000 over the base C6 Corvette. The C7 Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995.
Of course, this price is relatively tame when the potential Corvette buyer considers everything they’re getting. Original expectation was that the C7 would actually start at a higher price point, considering all of the innovations that the next generation vehicle is coming outfitted with. With a revamped interior, a more comprehensive and impressive vehicular construction–featuring carbon fiber hood and an all-aluminum frame construction for weight savings of over 100 pounds–, choice between seven-speed manual transmission and a rev-matching six-speed automatic, and a new and exciting LT1 engine which puts the C7 Corvette’s HP output in the same performance range as the incredible C6 Z06, the C7 Stingray Corvette could have come with a much higher price tag.
However, the base price tag doesn’t include much beyond the basics–which isn’t to malign those basics, as they’re certainly incredible and no C7 owner will feel like their vehicle is underequipped–which include standard features like the Chevy MyLink eight-inch touch-screen infotainment system complete with a Bose nine-speaker stereo system, Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Those prospective Corvette owners looking to get the gorgeous new C7 Stingray leather interiors which have been much hyped online, however, will have to pay a little extra. Options such as the leather interior package–coming in at $8,005–, the $2,495 Recaro sport seats, $1,995 carbon-fiber roof panel and $595 red Corvette brake calipers can push the price of the C7 to more than $70,000.
A fully outfitted C7 Stingray Corvette was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, and that model would have carried a price tag of $73,360. That particular vehicle included navigation, color heads-up display, and heated and cooled Napa leather seats. Those opting for an even nicer, and higher performing C7 Corvette, can also include the Z51 package. The Z51 Performance Package will provide the outfitted C7 Corvette with the highly celebrated Magnetic Ride Control suspension system seen on the C6 ZR1 and Camaro ZL1, active transmission cooling systems, and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with larger brakes, for an extra $2,800.
“The Corvette Stingray delivers a combination of performance, design and technology that very few manufacturers can match, and none can even come close for $52,000,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing.
If you’re looking to pick up at C7 Corvette Stingray of your own, vehicles will begin hitting showroom floors in September.