C7 Corvette Stingray Sold 17k Units Through June 2014

2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Package 1 photo
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First delivered in the fall of 2013, the latest iteration of iconic Vette had all the right stuff to become a commercial success from the get-go. Even this past half-year period, the C7 Corvette is still going strong, although the 2015 model year is right around the corner and segment competition is fierce.
Excluding freight, you can get a brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe in 1LT trim for $53,995. Even this most basic of models gets a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 mill that delivers 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. Coupled to a standard seven-speed stick shift box sending drive to the rear axle, the C7 Vette is quite the hooning machine.

It looks good, it's got Stingray badges, the 2015 model year will get an all-new eight-speed automatic which promises faster full-throttle upshifts than Porsche's PDK double-clutch auto and the 2015 Corvette Z06 boasts 625 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Don't think for a moment we're fanboys of the breed, but in terms of bang for the buck, it's hard to come close to the Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray.

From January through June 2014, the C7 Stingray has sold 17,744 units in total, a substantial difference compared to the 5,673 Vettes sold over the first half of 2013. That equates to a whopping 213 percent increase in sales. According to NADA, that figure trumps the Porsche 911, which has sold 5,169 units in the last 6 months in the U.S., the SRT Viper (354 cars) and the Nissan 370Z (4,114 sales).

Based on current sales pace, estimates hint that the golden bowtie manufacturer will have moved 35,000 Stingrays by the end of the current year. However, that estimate could be blown when the 2015 model year C7 Stingray will hit dealers, with its new ZF1 Appearance Package, new paint finishes (including Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic) and the all-new eight-speed 8L90 automatic gearbox.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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