Ladies and Gentleman, prices for the 2015 C7 Corvette have been announced – please lock your tray-tables in the upright position and prepare to spend a little bit more for the car you wanted to buy last year, but wanted to wait another year, just to see if they would come down in price.

The Z51 C7 coupe for the 2015 model year will start at $58,000, while the non-Z51 coupe will start at a mere $53,000 – the Z51 C7 convertible will start at $63,000 and the non-Z51 convertible will start at $58,000. Yes, there are more options available for the 2015 model year and no, we don’t know the pricing information for the long-awaited Z06, but those are probably very soon to follow.

For 2015, the C7’s old six-speed automatic is replaced for the new eight-speed unit that should shift a little bit faster, giving the car a more refined feel. The Performance Data Recorder is also an option for the 2015 model year, as well as the RPO ZF1, which is an appearance package that will make a non-Z51 ‘Vette appear to be a Z51 C7 – the ZF1 package will be $1,995 and the PDR option is available with the navigation option on 1LT and 2LT Corvettes, but is standard on all 3LT models.

What’s interesting is the fact that the NPP exhaust will be offered with the Z51 package for 2015, not an extra $1,995 like it used to be on 2014 models – that’s a savings of $195 on a Z51 coupe or convertible over the outgoing 2014 models. For those that don’t want a 2015, check out your local Chevrolet dealer – word on the street is that they’re trying to get rid of 2014 ‘Vettes that weren’t spoken for, as well as some dealer-ordered cars.