Building the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Online
When the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette configurator went live last month, we learned that each trimline in both body styles gets a $45 price increase from 2017, and the Z06 is included in that increase. Today, we take a closer look at the pricing of the 2018 Corvette Z06 across the model line, including options.
2018 Corvette Z06 Pricing
The 2018 Corvette Z06 coupe starts at $80,490 while the 2018 Corvette Z06 convertible starts at $84,490, both of which include the features of the “base” 1LZ trim. If you step up to the 2LZ package, the coupe pricing rises to $84,055 and the convertible jumps too $88,055 while the 3LZ pricing starts at $89,435 for the coupe and $93,435 for the convertible.
Really, with features like the full premium leather treatment, navigation and the Performance Data Recorded, if you are buying a new Corvette Z06, you want to buy the 3LZ package. It is the most expensive, but it comes heavily appointed and in the long run, it is only about $9,000 more than the 1LZ, and if you can afford $81k for the 1LZ before any options, you can afford $89k for the 3LZ.
Next, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is offered in 10 exterior colors, with 7 coming without any upcharge (Admiral Blue, Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Torch Red and Watkins Glen Gray) while Black Rose ($495), Corvette Racing Yellow ($995) and Long Beach Red ($995) each add something to the bottom line. There are also a ton of different stripe packages ranging from $500 to $950 along with 10 different interior color packages – 5 of which are included in the base pricing and 5 which come with an upcharge ranging from $695 to $1,595.
Next, there are 3 equipment packages for the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, including the Z07 Performance Package ($7,995), the Carbon 65 Edition Package ($15,000) and the Z06 Interior Appearance Package ($795). When you add the Z07 package – which is a must-have – you have to pick between painted ground effects for $2,995 or visible carbon fiber ground effects for $3,995.
After you have selected the packages for your 2018 Corvette Z06, you can pick from 8 different wheel options including the $1,595 setup shown above with black wheels and red painted stripes. Also on the exterior option page, you can add the 8-speed automatic transmission for $1,725 along with a long list of different colors brake calipers, different removable roof panels (coupe only), a variety of car covers and unique wheel center caps.
When you move to the interior options, the first box that you will want to check when building your 2018 Corvette Z06 is that of the Competition Seats ($1,995), but there are also lots of options for different colored stitching and leather colors (varies by interior color package chosen).
Building the 2018 Corvette Z06 on a Budget
While the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is best enjoyed in its fully loaded form, what about those folks who just want the most out of their performance car?
Well, those people would likely pick a coupe in the 1LZ trim. They will want to add the Z07 Performance Package with the painted ground effects, the 8-speed automatic, the Performance Data Recorded package and the Competition seats. When you put together all of these features on a Corvette Z06 1LZ coupe, you get a price of $98,990, so the best-performing Corvette possible can be had for under $100,000
On the other hand, if you load up a Corvette Z06 convertible in 3LZ form with the majority of the available features, including a premium exterior paint, premium interior layout, all sorts of carbon fiber trim inside and out, premium wheels and the Z07 package – the price quickly climbs up near the $120,000 mark.