Chevrolet has made good on its promise to start the C8 Corvette under $60,0oo. The official pricing has been announced.The car will start at $59,995, and that’s with the $1,095 destination charge. That is for the base model (the 1LT), which comes with 8-way power seats, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, and a 10-speaker sound system made by Bose. Oh, and it comes with a burly 490 hp V8 that’s mid-mounted and the rest of the awesome C8 Corvette.
Step up to the 2LT trim and you get a price tag of $67,295. That model comes with wireless charging, performance data apps, a head-up display, Chevy’s navigation system, heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated seats. The 3LT, which is the highest trim level of the car at this point, comes with a price tag of $71,945. The 3LT comes with some different seats clad in leather, leather and suede accents throughout the interior, and some carbon fiber interior trim pieces.
In addition to the different trim levels, Chevy offers a couple of packages you can buy. The Z51 package is the one that most people will want. It comes with upgraded brakes, suspension, and exhaust. It also includes aa limited-slip differential and the front lift system that’s super helpful to owners. Power is slightly higher at 495 hp. The price for all this is a reasonable $5,000 and can be had at any trim level.
The other package you can buy is just the Performance Exhaust. This costs $1,195. The exhaust obviously makes the Vette sound meaner, but it bumps the power up to 495 hp. This is what you get if you don’t care about all the other stuff in the Z51 package but want that 495 hp.
We’re thrilled to see that Chevrolet took pains to make the 2020 Corvette Stingray attainable. With the shift to the mid-engine design, many worried the car would be priced too high, Chevy managed to play things smart and make the car both reasonably affordable and extremely impressive.