As Motor Trend points out, the 2014 C7 Corvette launched with a starting price of $51,995. After a few months, the base price increased to $53,993 due to unprecedented demand. By the time the 2015 model rolled out, the starting price had increased to $55,995.

Chevrolet’s pricing strategy has generated a lot of buzz about the C8 Corvette. Costing only $3,000 more than its predecessor means the mid-engined Corvette will entice new buyers without stinging its loyal customers. And even if the price does increase, we suspect the C8 Corvette will still be one of the best-value sports cars on the market.