C8 Chevy/Chevrolet Corvette price and power speculation beyond Stingray Z51
The Corvette has no direct competitors from the big-three exotic car brands or even Porsche. The base C8 is priced like a base 718 or less, but already performs like a 911 Carrera 2S or even the previous-gen GT3!
Grand Sport with the Z07 pack will take on the 620R and Huracan EVO Performante [base GS will take on 600LT and previous Huracan Performante]. (Ferrari/Porsche equivalent=458 Speciale/991 GT3 RS.) Z06 with Z07 pack is going to rival 675LT and Aventador SV/J in performance [base Z06 will take on 650S/720S and Huracan Evo/Aventador S]. (Ferrari equivalent=488 GTB/Pista, F8 Tributo; Porsche equivalent=991 GT2 RS, 992 GT3 RS.) ZR1 with standard wing will take on 750LT and Aventador SVR; however, one with ZTK pack will match or beat Senna and Sian. (Ferrari equivalent=F8 Competizione & SF90 Stradale; Porsche equivalent=992 GT2 RS.)
GS will have power in the 590-710hp area out of a 5.5 DOHC V8 but cost as much as $100k, or whatever it takes to rival a fully-loaded Stingray Z51 - and up to $135k fully loaded. Z06 will make circa 760hp and cost around $120k, up to $190k fully loaded. ZR1 will cost $150k, or way less than half of what a Ford GT costs despite making 253 hp more - and up to $250k fully loaded.