I've been seeing more and more noise about the C8, now its to only be mod-engined (which is fine) but its "base" price (with an LT1 based engine 450-500 hp) is said to start at $80k, a jump of about $25k.

Is it just me, or does it seem to be that Chevy sounds like it wants to price itself out of the "everymans" sports car title?

I was starting to set up to get one in five or six years but looking at what would likely to be a $90-100k base car with options, thats too rich for my blood. Will any of the 'vette owners, and potential C8 buyers here be turned off by the price hike?