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Not sure if this is up here yet, but just in case it's not: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: We Speak to the Men Who Made It ? Video ? Car and Driver
Agree with all details above - but their pricing comment got me pretty excited...what do you guess sticker will be with all the boxes checked?And yes, that will make C&D's predictions and statements on the 2015 Z06 to being their fourth (4) "wrong answer." Earlier ones: Wrong about it being called a Z07, wrong about it first appearing as a 2016, and wrong about it topping out at less than $100K.
Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter has already addressed the base pricing of the C7 Z06, and while he hasn't given the actual number, he has said that it's base price will be faily close to the C6's last year C6 price of $75,900. The base price of this car will be, IMO, $78,995, so that when you add in the transportation amount, the price will start at a number beginning with a "7". Very, very close to an "8", but still a "7".
We went thorough the same erroneous car magazine pricing predictions one year ago when the StingRay was first announced. Remember a magazine saying the base price would be $59,995. And other car mags saying $57K, with a third saying $55K. Were we pleasantly pleased when the StingRay's base price was announced at $51,000!!!
Sure agree that is "wishful," for a loaded C6 Z06 without engine build ($5,800) and without custom VIN ($5,000) was $103,000.I would venture to say that a fully loaded C7 Z06 with engine build - 99,500.00 - ;-) My wishful insight.
I don't see it as wishful at all. Note, the C7 Z06 should cost GM less to build as a delta from the base vehicle because so many parts, including the frame are identical. A lot of the Z06's increased cost was the outsourcing of things such as the frame. With the new Z06 the cars can run down the line is batches right next to the base and Z51 cars from the frame shop on down.Sure agree that is "wishful," for a loaded C6 Z06 without engine build ($5,800) and without custom VIN ($5,000) was $103,000.
However, there are items that many will de-select, e.g., the Z07 package, the PDR, the custom VIN, etc.
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