Corvette Stingray Bests Viper, 911 In Sales Through First-Half Of 2014

corvette stingray bests viper 911 in sales through first half of 2014

The current Corvette is doing well for itself as of late, not only moving off the lot at a greater clip between January and June of this year than last, but also besting the SRT Viper and Porsche 911.

GM Authority reports 17,744 Corvette Stingrays made it to the highway during the aforementioned sales period, over three times what was sold during the first six months of 2013. Meanwhile, only 354 Vipers managed to do the same — thanks to its high price and the velvet rope surrounding the one or two models available in most showrooms — as well as 5,169 of Stuttgart’s finest during those months. Nissan’s 370Z, priced much lower than the Stingray, also fared poorly against the Kentucky-built thoroughbred, 4,114 sold this year thus far.

Within the Chevy dealership, 2,723 convertibles and coupes left the lot in June, down from 3,328 in May. National Automobile Dealers Association forecasts the Corvette Stingray is on pace to hit 35,000 sold by the end of 2014, aided by the improved 2015 model and the introduction of the Z06.

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  • CJinSD CJinSD on Jul 17, 2014

    The sales comparisons needed to judge the health of Corvette and desirability of the C7 are the numbers from the first model years of the C6, C5, and C4. That's what will tell us if the Corvette still has a future.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Jul 17, 2014

    After considering the price, visual appeal, and likelihood that the corvette would duct tape the 911 in a compromised position to the cell bars with an honor system drop box for compensation on the track, it's a wonder ANY 911's reach the highway.

  • Bts Bts on Jul 17, 2014

    As much as we hate the automatic, the 2015 Corvette will be getting the 8 speed and should be the better choice for acceleration and fuel economy.

  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on Jul 18, 2014

    Why the comparison? 911 is a completely different sports car than the Corvette and in a completely different class. I'm glad Corvettes are selling like hell considering its budget friendly muscle car. Gives me more chances to put more Corvettes to shame when I fast approach and pass in a Turbo S.