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.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.
Mark, I am sure you are correct that they CAN come in at $75 -78 k base Z06, but WILL they?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.
I hope this is there Plan!!!!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.
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.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?
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.Will the options in the Z06 mirror the stingray in price?
I think GM had to raise the price to help cover the law suits coming from the lack of recall on cars with faulty ignitionsSoho, 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.
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."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