Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 Outsells C6 By a Huge Margin

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Corvette fans, rejoice! General Motors says that the first-year C7 production is extremely close to the combined amount of C6 Vettes built in that generation's final three years of production. Those 37,288 units of the 2014 Vette represent the third-best production figure of recent years after 2005 and 2007 (37,372 and 40,561 cars, respectively).
As we wait for the 2015 model year to arrive in U.S. dealerships together with the ballistic Z06 packing 650 horsepower, let's reflect a bit more about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingary C7. Compared to the C6, the current generation of the nameplate boasts with a trick seven-speed stick shift box.

Speaking of transmissions, would you believe that 35 percent of the production run came with the seven-speed manual? Furthermore, 41 percent (15,431 units) were kitted with the Z51 Performance Package like the car we tested a little while back. 11,134 examples of the 2014 MY came in base coupe guise, followed by the 5,680 units that came as Z51 convertibles. 14 percent of the run accounted for base convertibles.

Torch Red, Arctic White and Black were the most popular exterior hues, with Lime Rock Green the least popular. As for interior colors, the Jet Black Leather, Adrenaline Red and Kalahari were favorites. As for the most popular options ticked from the list, the CFA Painted Top was a must-have for 52 percent of owners, while the UY4 Navigation was fitted to a whopping 82 percent of the C7's production run.

From January to July, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 has sold 20,804 copies, which translates to 227 percent more cars than the same period last year, when the C6 moved 6,344 units. Moreover, the 2014 model year trumps the second most popular sports car in the United States this period by a big margin. German manufacturer Porsche delivered just 6,017 units of the 911, while BMW sold 5,717 examples of the 6 Series in the seven-month period.
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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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