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Is the recent Stingray price increase going to trickle up. Meaning will you change you predictions on the Z06 base price.
 

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Since there hasn't been any pricing announced how can it increase? I'm 100% sure the talking heads that mentioned the relative pricing for the Z06 knew full well this price increase on the Stingray was coming so their statements considered it.
 
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The previous GM statements that the Z06 will include all NPP, MSRC, and all Z-51 components (most greatly enhanced), that inclusion just went from $5,800 worth of StingRay options to $7,000 -- all being standard Z06 equipment.

Based on past history, we still expect a 2015 MY increase for the StingRay (above that announced two days ago). That will also interact with the 2015 Z06's introductory price. While several on this forum are, or were, projecting the intro price to be $75-79K, I remain in the $82-85K area -- and would love to be wrong and others correct.
 

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John I was one who thought high 70s. Im now thinking your prediction of mid 80s makes sense.

MJW930 I believe there is at least a target price that we don't know. I also think this price increase was not planned. Furthermore I believe this price increase will cause the Z06 to be more.
 

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John I was one who thought high 70s. Im now thinking your prediction of mid 80s makes sense.

MJW930 I believe there is at least a target price that we don't know. I also think this price increase was not planned. Furthermore I believe this price increase will cause the Z06 to be more.
The only target I am aware of is the comment, "If you could afford the C6 Z06 you can afford the C7 Z06". That's why I predicted a $75K - $78K base price. I still think they can come in at that price point even with the base increases here. We will see soon enough.
 

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Soho, I agree with you. John is probably correct. He also has the experience of watching Corvette for many years, so he has a wealth of past knowledge and patterns from which he can draw.

I wondered if the poor sales performance of GM trucks in the past few months contributed to GM wanting to make more money on their star hit StingRay at this particular point in time. What do you guys think? The timing of the announcement sure made it seem that way to me.
 

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The only target I am aware of is the comment, "If you could afford the C6 Z06 you can afford the C7 Z06". That's why I predicted a $75K - $78K base price. I still think they can come in at that price point even with the base increases here. We will see soon enough.
Mark, I am sure you are correct that they CAN come in at $75 -78 k base Z06, but WILL they?
 
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The last time I knew everything was when I was a teenager. Damn, was I a genius then.

My thoughts on pricing are just my best guess, filtered by my pleasure and amazement at the extreme "amount of content" that will be standard on the Z. My C6 Z06 is a rocket ship. The new Z will blow by it in every category, save it won't have the magical, historical 427 ci motor. (Should I move my its "427 badging" onto onto the new King?)
 

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It would be a mistake to think GM doesnt have a target price for the Z06.
 

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They might do what they did with the stingray pricing. Come in at a price comparable to last years Z06 for the marketing impact and then raise the price mid year. Free advertising never hurts.
 

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They might do what they did with the stingray pricing. Come in at a price comparable to last years Z06 for the marketing impact and then raise the price mid year. Free advertising never hurts.
I hope this is there Plan!!!!
 

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My guesstimate for a C7 Z06 manual starting MSRP is between 78K-80K. I'm definitely interested in adding 2 extra-cost options: Comp Seats and PDR. If I can get a sum of < 90K sticker with those options then I'll be happpy. And if they add up to < 85K, then I'll bump up a 1LZ trim to a 2LZ trim and that should still get me approximately at around a 90K pricepoint... then I'll be even giddier.
 

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Do not think there will be a price increase in the comp seats, for all of GM's $600,000 comp seat "Federal destruction testing costs" will have already been spread out among the StingRay comp seat purchasers. Think between $1,475-$1,745 for the PDR option. Anyone have other ideas on PDR pricing?
 

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PDR for me since I won't really use it for it's intended purpose on the track will be one of those options I'll pass on. It would be a nice toy to have for the possible occasional use on maybe a back scenic road, etc but like C7_Stingray I have a number I want to stay around so I rather use the PDR money on for example the 8-speed auto.
 

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Similar to the C6 Z06, the C7 Z06 is still a whole lotta performance car for the dollar. I recently shopped the the new 991 series (I have always been a fan of the 911's) and a comparable starting price to the new Z06 would pretty much be equivalent to the price of a base 911. Basically any C7 variant is a no-brainer to get your bang for the buck.... from high-performance Stingrays to super high-performance Z06's/Z07's. What's even more exciting is I finally get to see it at B-J Palm Beach.. plus the new 6th gen Mustang too. It's a good opportunity for a sports/muscle car enthusiast!
 

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Do not think there will be a price increase in the comp seats, for all of GM's $600,000 comp seat "Federal destruction testing costs" will have already been spread out among the StingRay comp seat purchasers. Think between $1,475-$1,745 for the PDR option. Anyone have other ideas on PDR pricing?
John this question leads me to another question. Will the options in the Z06 mirror the stingray in price...as far as the comp seat price increase I dont think it will happen.
 

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Presently, here's my proposed ideal build... hopefully it'll stay around 90K, or at most in the low 90K's.

Assuming the currently known Stingray options stay the same price for the Z06 (which I doubt but what the heck):
  • Z06 w/ 7-spd manual (guesstimate @ 80K msrp)
  • 2LZ trim ($4210)
  • TSG w/ Kalahari
  • Comp Seats ($1995)
  • PDR (guesstimate @ $1995)
  • Nav ($795)
  • Exposed CF Roof ($1995)
  • CF Dash ($995)
  • Yellow Calipers ($595)

And as I stated before, at a minimum I'd like to have PDR and Comp Seats... so taking that into consideration it may possibly be < 85K:
  • 1LZ Z06 w/ 7-spd manual (guesstimate @ 80K msrp)
  • Comp Seats ($1995)
  • PDR (guesstimate @ $1995)
 

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Will the options in the Z06 mirror the stingray in price?
Most options will, and mirror the price, but usually there are enough differences, that we will need to look them over when they are announced -- especially in terms of option content. Hopefully, we will get the Z06 "option specifics" seven weeks from today at the NCM BASH, but doubt we will see pricing until months thereafter.
 

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Soho, I agree with you. John is probably correct. He also has the experience of watching Corvette for many years, so he has a wealth of past knowledge and patterns from which he can draw.

I wondered if the poor sales performance of GM trucks in the past few months contributed to GM wanting to make more money on their star hit StingRay at this particular point in time. What do you guys think? The timing of the announcement sure made it seem that way to me.
I think GM had to raise the price to help cover the law suits coming from the lack of recall on cars with faulty ignitions
 

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I think GM had to raise the price to help cover the law suits coming from the lack of recall on cars with faulty ignitions
That analysis is not consistent with years of mid-model-year price increases (sometimes two in a single year). Yes, there were exceptions in the 2008-2013 "Great Recession period," but mid-year price increases, other than those extreme economic circumstances, are typical and usual. [Source: Dave Salvatore @ Kerbeck Corvette. His quote: "Actually, this is normal. There's a price increase mid year and then another at the beginning of the next year. This didn't happen over the past few years of the C6 because sales were down but if you look at 2005-2008 or 2009 they did it all of the time. Sometimes 2 increases in 1 year and then again in the next model year. It's not just Corvettes, they do this on all models."

As he noted, a 2015 MY price increase would also be historically typical.
 
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