- Aug 15, 2019
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Its amazing what they built at the price point, its going to hurt sales for a lot of other competitors...
I'm not entirely sure I agree with this. Each type of 'supercar' has their target market. I'm going to use this term carefully, but respectfully as well. The Corvette is meant for car buyers who will buy American, but also those who are after "value oriented" fast cars. Corvette's are a bargain especially from a performance perspective, but while it does that well, it doesn't tick off some of the other boxes.
Between a 2010 R8 or a new Corvette, I'd personally take the R8. I have 0.5 interest in the Corvette.
To me, it's like the value oriented Genesis G90. Is it a good car that does 90% of what a flagship should do at 70% of the price? Yes, absolutely, but I would never ever own one.
So bringing this back on topic to the 'Vette. Great car, but no, I don't think they would hurt sales for its main competitors which I know are a lot more $. The 'Vette is for a niche buyer. It'll never satisfy your Bay/Wall street type of person, but it would for an American car lover who is on the older side. (no disrespect to anyone here, there or otherwise! - yes I know, a cliche, but I don't know of anyone 'young' who can afford a Vette who ends up buying one)