• Mar 22, 2013
As much attention as the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has attracted since its debut back in January, we still have no idea how much the car will cost. Thanks to Chevy's Race To Win Corvette contest, we finally have a pricing estimate of sorts for the hot new coupe.

In addition to winning a trip for two to France and tickets to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the grand prize winner will also become the proud owner of a C7 Corvette, which has an "approximate retail value" of $71,860. While this would be quite a step up from the $49,600 base MSRP of the 2013 'Vette, keep in mind that this may also include options and taxes associated with the car – depending on where the car is sold, taxes alone could easily be in the $5,000 range. Or, it may just be some sort of estimate.

Regardless of how much the car costs, this sounds like an awesome contest. To enter, just head over to the Race to Win Corvette website.


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        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        If I'm remembering correctly, GM announced that the next-generation Volt will be much cheaper (though I'm not sure if it will still include government tax subsidizing), so there's one less thing for people to complain about.
      Murad
      • 1 Year Ago
      The prize value includes a trip for two to attend a race. So we're not looking at a $70k Vette. It's a trip plus the Corvette which adds up to a little more than $70k.
        Murad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Murad
        Ok I guess I didn't read all the fine print.
      Michael Scoffield
      • 1 Year Ago
      You Americans are funny. You always complained how American cars have nasty interior old engineering and design and all kind of ****. Now when you do get American cars just as advanced as the European ones you complain their expensive. What the hell do you expect ? You either get great interior and engineering in an expensive car or you get nasty interior and unrefinement in a cheap car. Make up your mind ! PS: compare it to cars like Audi R8 V8 or other competitors and you'll see it ain't that expensive !
        transam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Scoffield
        The C6 low-rent interior was all media-driven, there was really nothing wrong with the interior. The Vette was the best perfromance bargain around, now because it has better leather were supposed to be ok with it costing potentialy thousands more??
      peaceinmiddleeast
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would have like to see a new interior design with cues from caddilac as opposed to the same design + carbon fiber/stitched leather. It's pretty obvious where the developmental dollars went in the corvette (drivetrain), but they could have done way more to address the biggest complaint of the last corvette.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 1 Year Ago
      The corvette has always represented value, but if it were priced at 70K along the more luxurious sports cars/sedans with similar performance (or a little less), the value proposition goes out the window. That price seems a little too ambitious for the corvette. 55K sounds reasonable.
        Thipps
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        umm at 70k its still the best bang for the buck in performance car world, especially considering how improved the interior is. the nice interiors of the higher end cars are part of the reason they cost more....
          Mazdaspeed6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Thipps
          Cayman S. 63,800.
          Mazdaspeed6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Thipps
          BMW M3. 60,100
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Thipps
          Don't get me wrong, I think it would be a mistake if the new Vette has this much of a price increase, but the M3 and Cayman S are both slower. I love the Cayman S but I don't think they're a sub 4 sec 0-60 car are they?
      Max Wagner
      • 1 Year Ago
      $70 k BASE? As a Corvette fan, I think that a base Corvette should start at NO MORE than $40 k. You know, a little bit more than a Camaro SS.
      GasMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Every time I look at that interior, I get frustrated. The designers heard the complaints that the interior was cheap. Their solution was to take the same bad design and cover it in fake carbon fiber and colored leather. Frankly, I would rather have cheap than cheesy.
        Mike Fernandez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GasMan
        Except all the materials ARE real, the design is kickass (driver centric), seats are awesome. Gauges are re configurable... Not sure why you're frustrated since you're likely rocking a Civic SI
      Thipps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Im guessing its a loaded corvette full MSRP maybe even a convertible, But lets say its not for fun, do you really think your going to get a much improved interior (among other quality improvements) and it would not increase the price of the car? i mean I would hope that everyone doesn't think that GM was incapable of making a high end interior for previous corvettes, I would think they wanted to spend money on performance gains on the car not high end interior materials, its a give and take, if you want the nice interior like the porsche then your going to have to pay more to get it, does everyone think they pick the final price out of a hat or something?
      cre8vtv
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let's hope that's 71k is a price with a lot of upgrades. If it's the base coupe they just made a huge error as I can buy a use Aston Martin, or Maserati, or 911 Carrera 4S, and the list goes on and on and on. While the new C7 is a quantum leap in look and tech, the ONLY reason they'll get people like me to defect from other brands is BANG FOR THE BUCK. The moment the buck becomes equal to other cars, I start thinking, "Am I willing to take the huge financial depreciation these things go through in the first year?" Answer NO WAY. Get smart GM. Keep your base coupe prices in the 50-60 range or find yourself with a lot of lost interest.
      Taint
      • 1 Year Ago
      The price was probably including the trip to france and the tickets to the event. SMH autoblog. They would never sell the base corvette in that price range. It's cheap interior and desperate styling work at $45,000, not $70,000.
        mikeybyte1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Taint
        No. Check the Official Rules. The car is $71k and trip to France is $11k. So it has to be a very heavily optioned car. I also bet they are planning to introduce just a Corvette and not a Stingray and the base Vette will be cheaper.
      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a shame. They finally put a nice interior in the 'vette, but they did all of "that" to the exterior. It's like they had a contest to see how many Pep Boys bolt-ons they could put on the body.
      TrueDat
      • 1 Year Ago
      A fully loaded C6 touches $70,000... Typically contest cars are nearly fully loaded. There is just no way in hell GM would put a base price of anything over $55,000 on this car.
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