Is anyone really that surprised?
The numbers don’t lie. Chevrolet is building a shedload of C7 Corvettes. In fact, if the report on Corvette Blogger is to be believed, GM claims 37,288 units of the C7 Corvette Stingray have been produced during the 2014 model year. That equates to the same number of C6 Corvette models – including Premiere Editions and captured fleet cars – the General churned out over a three-year period.
Other interesting bits of information revealed at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show, include the fact the Z51-equipped coupes and convertibles are outselling the base versions, while Torch Red is narrowly beating Arctic White as the body color of choice and Jet Black Leather and Adrenaline Red are the preferred interior colors. To put that number in perspective, it places 14th on Corvette’s all-time annual production chart, and 3rd in the past thirty years. Since 1985, only the first and third years of C6 production (when black was the best-selling color) achieved better results.