Well…that was fast.
Less than two weeks after Chevrolet revealed the 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray to the world, the 495-horsepower mid-engine vehicle is nearly sold out.
Since announcing the new Corvette, Chevy has been allowing interested buyers to reserve theirs by registering online. Michael Simcoe, GM design chief, told Autoblog recently that orders for the new vehicle already are at or close to capacity:
“I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers,” Simcoe said when addressing the attentive, large crowd at the golf course. We pulled him aside afterwards, and asked Simcoe to elaborate. Turns out, the C8 is extremely close to being sold out for the 2020 model year, but it hasn’t officially hit the mark yet. “It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon,” Simcoe told us.— Autoblog
According to the article, Simcoe did not elaborate on production numbers for the C8 ‘Vette, but sales of the model have historically peaked with the launch of new iterations. Corvette sales in the U.S. peaked in 2006 with unit volume approaching 37,000.
Recent years haven’t been as kind. According to a Bloomberg report, Corvette sales in the U.S. have declined each quarter from the prior-year period since 2016.
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Order are not almost sold out:
It would be more accurate to conclude that sales declined every quarter “ once the rumors/news of the c8 came out”. C&D did a piece Jan 2015 picturing the c7/Holden Ute mock up with a good artist rendition by Chris Doane. Holding off for the newest model is pretty normal human behavior IMO
GM Please keep some corvettes available to race in Australia. Ford secretly built up a racing Mustang in the US and brought it over here a few years back. And it’s blitzing all our local races at the moment. Other Teams are trying to get the Camaros to be licensed to compete, but to no avail yet. “O” the disappointment.