This month’s reader’s question is all about Corvettes. Specifically, what’s going to happen to late-model Corvette values now that the mid-engine C8 has arrived on the scene. There’s still time to submit your answers, too — is it time to buy, sell, or hold C6 and C7 Corvettes with their traditional front/rear powertrain setup? Will the C8 make them all obsolete overnight, or will buyers still see value in the basic layout Corvette has had since 1953? Comment below, or shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wasn’t sure what to make of the new Corvette — I’m sure it will be extremely quick and feature a host of new technology to make it both the fastest and most usable Corvette to date, but I’m also a huge fan of the C6 Z06 and its traditional layout. I tested a bright yellow Z back in 2009, and I’ve been waiting for prices to drop far enough to be able to convince my wife that we need a black or Sunset Orange Metallic example. Maybe the C8 will be the final push to make that happen — or maybe there are more people out there who see “mid engine” and think of the Porsche 930’s snap oversteer and tendency spin off the road backwards. No, the new Corvette most certainly has that kind of issue already ironed out. But will Corvette buyers flock to it the way GM hopes they will?
I expect those buyers will, and I hope that they do. Meanwhile, I’ll be hunting for that deal on a Z06.