The official numbers are in, and GM is letting everyone see just how much of a sales powerhouse the 2014 Corvette Stingray was. The car’s production total was 37,288 units, which is pretty impressive. Some have pointed out that the Corvette has seen higher sales volumes during many previous years, but enthusiast website CorvetteBlogger.com claims that it has been the third-highest production figure for America’s Sports Car in modern times.
During the 2005 model year, 37,372 units were produced. The top year in modern times was 2007, before the economy went south, with just beyond 40,000 units made.
Considering that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a performance monster that puts up a real fight in so many ways against foreign-produced performance models, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the car fared so well for the year. Add to that the fact that the car has been heaped with praise, even from Jeremy Clarkson who compared the car to the Lamborghini Aventador, Jaguar F-Type, and Ferrari 458.
When the Corvette Stingray was launched, there were stories of dealerships marking the price of the car up well beyond the MSRP because people were lining up to get their hands on it. To say that the sports car has had a positive effect on GM and how it is perceived by the world is an understatement, despite all the recalls.
What will be the story for the 2015 model year? It’s possible that the sales momentum will carry over or even increase, especially with the new iteration of the ZO6 coming out.