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2022 C8 STINGRAY – Hypersonic Gray with a yellow stripe

 

 

My C8 at the dealership getting added options (photo by Gregg Gummerson)

I was able to purchase a brand spanking new Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray this past week from a local Chevy franchise (OKC) at MSRP.  That in itself is amazing as this car is sold by a majority of dealerships across the country for as much as ten, fifteen, and twenty thousand dollars more than that magical MSRP in today’s new car market.  The wait was about a year and one half and that includes the six months that was on the docket once the order was placed for the build.

Photo by Mario Ascenio (M)

I did not buy the car as a quick turn-around investment as many buyers to, as the car could have been put on a truck, sent south to Texas, which a national used car Corvette concern would have taken the car off my hands for a profit of at least 15 grand for me personally.  The auto and truck business is hot today, with sales of new and used are bringing much the better prices for the seller.  So in fact, my purchase, in a backhanded way, was in fact an investment for the future.  The US dollars sitting in banks, IRA’s, the stock market and even with such platforms as bitcoin, are iffy at best.  Inflation can eat you up, but good owned are usually the best bet against losing your shirt with regard to wealth.

 

Photo by “M”

 

This post, including photos, document my new car and it’s livery.

Photo by “M”

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2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray price and specifications

Price: From $144,990 plus on-road costs
Engine: 6.2-litre V8
Power: 369kW at 6450rpm
Torque: 637Nm at 5150rpm
Transmission: Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, rear-wheel drive
Fuel use: 13.5L/100km
Wheels: 19-inch alloy (front), 20-inch alloy (rear)
Tyres: 245/35 R19 (front), 305/30 R20 (rear)
Length: 4630mm
Width: 1933mm
Height: 1234mm
Weight: 1613kg
0-100km/h: 3.5 seconds

 

My car was detailed and ceramic coated by “Detailing by M” just after taking delivery.  He uses a titanium coating.  His information:    http://www.detailingbym.com/

 

 

Feature photo:  Fred Pahlke