With the C8 Corvette just around the corner the C7 Corvette prices have fallen and will continue to do so up until the C8 reveal. The prices of the C7 Corvette may continue to fall after the reveal as well if the C8 Corvette hits the ground running as far as performance and appearance are concerned. A lot is up in the air right now with the C8 Corvette and many people don't know exactly what to expect.
Why The 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 Is The Sweet Spot
The C7 Corvette wasn't launched without it's fair share of issues. The 2015 Corvette Z06 had overheating issues, paint concerns, and semi dated electronics. Luckily all of these issues have been resolved in the 2017 and up model (with the exception of overheating in the automatic transmission). Since it is 2019 the 2017 models are lower in price but they have all of the same improvements.
The 2017 included: a bigger supercharger lid with more efficient supercharger cooling bricks to keep the intake temperatures cool, an auxiliary radiator in the front of the car to help keep the cars oil and coolant temperatures down while on the track, Android Auto or Apple Carplay options, as well as other custom interior options that would appeal to some.
The biggest changes were made to the cooling of the car in general for 2017. This made the car much more track ready and this is what most people desired with a car branded by GM as "the most track capable Corvette yet".
The 2019 Corvette Z06 has all of these changes we've talked about here as well but the price is a touch higher since it would be considered "brand new". I have seen used 2017 Corvette Z06's going for as low as mid 60's that have an MSRP of over 100k new! The car has proved itself on the track (in it's 2017 and up non overheating variant) and has a lot of attractive features. Jim Mero recently released a Nurburgring track time of 7:10 which is unbelievably fast!
With all of the controversy over the 2020 C8 Corvette now might just be the time to pick up the 2017 Corvette Z06 at the cheapest price possible!
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