For years it has been a given that to get a car with substantial horsepower with an engine in the middle and sharp, aggressive styling, the cost would be out of reach for almost everyone. Only the most successful doctors, lawyers, and those with a lucky family situation could afford such extravagance. Yet, Chevrolet has turned that notion on its head with the Corvette.
Kelly Blue Book reveals the base model Corvette starts at $60,900 and can be optioned out to $80,000 or more. Base models come standard with the LT2 V8 with 490 horsepower and the 8-speed Tremec DCT. We reported that Chevrolet originally wanted to release the 2020 Corvette at under $60,000 and has not gone up much since. For comparison, a Lamborghini Huracan starts at more than $200,000 and the Audi R8 starts at more than $150,000. These cars may be more powerful and equipped with a few more features or luxury options, but they are not significantly faster on the track. This means the 2022 Corvette is the absolute best value for money in mid-engined sports cars. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, most people with decent vision will agree the Corvette is an aggressive and attractive car.