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Chevrolet Corvette sales haven't exactly been rocking the charts lately. Last year, the mighty sports car saw its sales drop to a 50-year low thanks to a stagnant chassis, global recession and the arrival of the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite all this, General Motors is set to hike the vehicle's price by anywhere from $480 to $1,150 depending on the model, according to Corvette Blogger. The site points out that the only Corvette in the armada to see a price decrease is the supercharged ZR1. Don't think you'll be getting a steal, though, the Blue Devil saw its price drop by just $75.

In addition, Corvette Blogger reports that the individual equipment packages have also gotten more expensive with the 2012 model. Models like the 2LT Coupe will see package prices increase from $1,195 to $2,095 while 3LT Coupe variants jump from $4,205 to $5,995. Step up to the 4LT trim level and you'll see an increase from $7,705 to $9,495. Things get more expensive for the Corvette Convertible, too. Head over to Corvette Blogger for the full rundown.


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      warren,
      • 3 Years Ago
      So the 2012 Corvette ZR1 is 7 seconds a lap faster around the Nurburgring and costs $75 less than 2011.... Not seeing the problem here.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @warren,
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      Andrew Lenentine
      • 3 Years Ago
      All of you questioning whether the interior will be upgraded to reflect the price increase should look up the new 4LT package seats.
        centexvic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew Lenentine
        The problems with the Corvette interior go far beyond a couple of seats. If Lemon is so interested I drive a 370Z, was willing to give up some speed/performance to not live with a yugo quality interior.
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      C'mon you Jerks. Give us a poor-man's baby vette already. Under 2700lb. Under $25k. Front engine. Rear wheel drive. A friggin hardtop. American. People hate the Vette so much because they can't afford it (inverse Honda effect). Sales of Scion's FTwhatever may/may not wake you dipshits up. Brand loyalty goes a long way, but you gotta give love to get it.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      a price increase AND sticking with the same low rent interior. Now I see why people say the Camaro has some of the Vette's genes....
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        The Corvette interior is a palace next to a Lotus Exige (RIP), and yet people still harp on it. Enjoy stroking the dash in your BMW as you are lapped repeatedly by a SPORTSCAR that is purpose built accordingly, and can hang with supercars on the weekend at the track.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        Stupidest comment posted yet. Do not expect any major tweaks to the C6. The C7 will get all of the upgrades. Word is, they're benchmarking Audi interiors (R8) for the C7.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        Sounds like you should stick to talking about bicycles.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Rampant
        • 3 Years Ago
        And of course here comes the Skyline/GTR fanboys to hate on the Vette again.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rampant
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          Bandit5317
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rampant
          @Brian The GTR costs twice as much as the base corvette C6. And for the sake of arguing, the GTR does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, not 2.7. If you're going to be a witless fanboy about a particular car, at least get the specs right.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        Have you ever thought of becoming a stand-up comedian? "Fails miserably"? "POS"? "Fit and finish you'd expect in an Aveo"? Seriously? Reading your comment over and over again, I don't know if I am witnessing pure comedic greatness, or pure ignorance on account of some school boy who is not even old enough to drive yet.
          Bandit5317
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          @Brian Maybe the base corvette, which, like I already said, costs $40000 less than the GTR. Almost half. Not even close to the same price range. However, for an example which will beat the GTR on the track and in every comparo, I direct you to the Corvette ZR1. BTW, I love the GTR, you're just being an idiot. Go be a fanboy somewhere else.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
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          Lemon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          Brian the Z06 beats the GTR on some tracks. Lay off the track times and judge a car based on what it is. There's no denying the Corvette's performance capabilities and the interior is only crappy in the eyes of a whiny dweebs who have never driven the car or who want the car to be something its not. Its a performance machine; not a luxury sedan.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      stagnant chassis? the Corvette is still, for the money, even with these price increases, the best supercar out there. It regularly competes with cars 2-3 times its price.
        boardin85
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        The best super car? Hardly. The best value/budget super car? Quite probably.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
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      Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who even buys Corvettes? Retired senior citizens who did well in the stock market? Men in their mid-life crises? I can't believe they still make it!
        Lemon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frank
        You're right, we car companies should really quick making high performance sports cars. Ughh..so impractical! Don't be jealous because you can't justify buying one.
        Mark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frank
        Sounds to me like you just described the average Porsche buyer as well
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frank
        Who buys Corvettes? People who can!! It's obvious by your statement that you are not one of those.
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      dan1malk
      • 3 Years Ago
      While it sucks that the price is going up, no doubt the profit will go into the development of the C7. Much like all those special edition Mustangs right before the refresh helped make the current model so much better. Also, the Corvette is awesome enough to cost a little bit more anyway, AND still be a bargain against most of it's competitors... cheap interior and all.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dan1malk
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          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          All you have to do is look at the leaps and bounds interiors throughout the industry, including GM, have taken for the better since 2005 as confirmation that you have no need to worry. I don't see the C7 bucking that trend.
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        JR
        • 3 Years Ago
        Corvette as its own entity would be cool. I'd like to see a '67 "restomod" on a C6 chassis.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        What, GM invest in a new brand? Isn't that part of what landed GM in so much trouble, too many brands? What makes you so sure a Corvette brand would be an instant success? It would be jumping into a market with other well established brands as Porsche and Ferrari, brands that would have decades on them in terms of building a loyal following and customer base. For GM, it would be unchartered waters, especially in this economy. What would be the price point of some of these models? How many people do you really think would be willing to shell out 100 to 500k for a Corvette?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Mark
        • 3 Years Ago
        when you feel the need to explain a joke, that usually means it blows...just fyi
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still good value.
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