And it's not just by small margins.
The people behind the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – engineers, designers, and product planners – should all be celebrating right now. Not only is the C7 a huge hit in the media, it’s also proving to be a massive sales success. GM Authority is reporting that according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the C7 Vette has so far this year sold 17,744 units. To put that in perspective, by this time last year just 5,673 examples were sold.
But here’s where it gets even better: the Porsche 911 and Dodge SRT Viper have sold 5,169 and 354 units so far this year, respectively. The aging Nissan 370Z, which also costs considerably less than all three of those cars, has only sold 4,114 units so far in 2014. In the month of June alone, Chevrolet sold 2,723 Corvette Stingray coupes and convertibles – a 219 percent improvement from June 2013. Demand is very high these days for the C7, and it’s not expected to slow down. At this rate, NADA predicts that Chevy will sell some 35,000 Stingrays by the end of the year. Sales will likely remain solid in 2015 as well due to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox, and, of course, the high-performance Z06.