Check out this video from Speed Phenom where he takes is track driven 25,000 mile 2LT C8 Corvette to Carmax and see what he is offered.
It’s actually pretty insane after being low balled by come Chevy Dealers in the 60-70k range because of the high mileage. Does Carmax go even lower?
He has a 2022 C8R Edition C8 Corvette coming and already had a 600LT Mclaren as well so its time for him to sell his C8 Corvette he received at the Corvette Museum and drove across the country to California.
We actually posted a Carmax C8 Corvette offer back in October 2020 so you can see the difference almost a year later the two offers. The other one was a 1LT C8 Corvette.
C8 Corvette Carmax
Carmax VS Honda Dealership Offer on my 2020 C8 Corvette
Check out this video from Brink of Speed as he uses the new 2022 Corvette builder as prices just went live to build the new C0rvette C8R edition.
He uses the Corvette C8R edition as an example to show you what it really costs by adding a C8R graphics package with a plaque. The C8R Edition doesn’t change the engine, DCT or any performance elements to the car.
Just adding the Corvette C8R edition adds $12,940 more to the base model 2022 C8 Corvette stingray. It adds the Z51 package and a lot of the 3LT options along with black trident spoke wheels.
Other than the Jake logo, plaque, and stickers along with the new Hypersonic gray color everything else is the same as the 2020 and 2021 C8 Corvette models. The new Hypersonic grey color is included but if you want the accelerate yellow C8R Edition C8 Corvette its another $500.00
He also specs it based on what Chevrolet showed what they looked like at the Corvettes at Carlisle tent. It came to another $25,390 dollars (just for looks) in options to match what they did with the carbon fiber package as well.
If you built this yourself it would be probably a quarter of that $25k as Brink of Speed points out. The only difference is saying you have one of the 1000 they are building. It really does seem like a marketing gimmick and wouldn’t be a good idea if you already own a C8 Corvette. It’s similar to the Callaway C8 Corvette that had only appearance changes but no performance upgrades. It could be a cool option if you never owned a C8 Corvette before as your first C8 Corvette you purchase but it doesn’t seem like an overpriced marketing gimmick.
In this video from “I Sell Corvettes” Ron Shinault with Weber Chevrolet in Columbia, IL covers his current C8 Corvette allocation and provides an update to his July 22nd 2022 C8 Corvette Allocation videos.
He was pleasantly surprised with 4 allocations and thinks this a great sign to come since he is a smaller dealer especially with corvette sales.
He also mentioned they will not make a list for the C8 Z06 because he doesn’t think they would be able to fulfill the orders within the first one or two years and doesn’t want to get peoples hopes up.
He has released a “Bravo” package which he shows on the First C8 Corvette Convertible to get a Twin Turbo set up.
He also created and just released a C8 Tuner to help with ECU adjustments including the mass air flow calibration.
Per Alex Peitz Twin Turbo C8 Convertible video description:
The research and development phase is finally over! We are proud to present the first and only twin-turbo convertible C8. This video focuses on the results after we have installed our base Bravo package not utilizing methanol or a boost controller.
Not only can they save you money from ordering C8 carbon fiber parts from the factory OEM (5VM aero kit) directly as covered in this post. They also have been an innovator when it comes to unique carbon fiber styling.
Check out this video from Cars, Costs, and Technology where he covers the C8 Corvette production numbers from 2020 and 2021 so far and compares them to the C7 Corvette production numbers.
As you will see thanks to the chip shortage, UAW strike, and Covid the C8 Corvette production numbers are down vs. C7 Corvette typical production.
2021 there were 26,216 C8 Corvettes produced
2020 there were 20,368 C8 Corvettes produced
The first year of the C7 Corvette in 2014 there were 37,288 C7 Corvettes produced which is only 9,000 units less then both 2020 and 2021 C8 Corvette production combined.
Also, another thing you will see in the video is that C8 Corvette Convertible skyrocketed especially in the 2021 model production year.
BEST & WORST C8 Corvette Color Combos By The Numbers! ’20-21 Production Stats
The National Corvette Museum has released a full summary of the final production numbers for the 2021 C8 Corvette. This summary includes details on the popular colors and options for the 2021 model year. In this video we’ll review the best and worst (by the numbers) color combinations for the C8 Corvette so far (2020-2021).
Check out the full PDF from the National Corvette Museum Here: