One of the perks of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is its relatively low price compared to competitive European sports cars. Now, however the price is going up. A little bit, anyway. Prices for the both the Stingray coupe and convertible went up by $2,000 effective March 1. With destination, that brings the price of a base Corvette coupe to $53,995, while the convertible now costs $58,995.

In addition, the Z51 Performance package gets a $1,200 bump to $4,000. The package includes items--like an electronic limited-slip differential, uprated brake rotors, and the Performance Traction Management system--that significantly improve the 'Vette's on-track performance.

The price increase does not affect customers who have cars on order, and Corvette Blogger (via AutoBlog) reports that some dealers have not marked up cars built before March that are still on their lots. Chevrolet told Corvette Blogger that the price increase was a response to customer demand, which the company says has exceeded expectations.

Apparently, demand is high enough that customers won't be turned away by a new sticker price. After all, even with the slightly higher base price, the Corvette is still much cheaper than a Porsche 911 or Jaguar F-Type, and a great car on its own merits.

If you want to save money on your Corvette purchase, though, it might be a good idea to head over to the local Chevy dealer sooner rather than later.


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