2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Buyers Love Manual Transmission, Z51 Performance Package


  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Picture

    The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is turning in some impressive numbers. | April 30, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray buyers are snapping up cars equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission and optional Z51 Performance package, General Motors told Edmunds.
  • A whopping 40 percent of buyers equip their Corvette Stingray with the manual transmission.
  • GM said 55 percent of buyers opt for the Corvette's Z51 Performance package.

DETROIT 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray buyers are snapping up cars equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission and optional Z51 Performance package, General Motors told Edmunds.

A whopping 40 percent of buyers equip their Corvette Stingray with the manual transmission. The rest of the buyers select the six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. Next year, an optional eight-speed automatic transmission will debut on Corvette, although GM has not spelled out whether the base car or the uplevel Corvette Z06 will get the new transmission.

GM said 55 percent of buyers opt for the Corvette's Z51 Performance package.

The package includes such items as performance brakes, black-painted calipers, an aero package, performance suspension, electronic limited-slip differential and silver-painted aluminum 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels.

The base 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT with the Z51 Performance package starts at $57,995, including a $995 destination charge.

Chevrolet Spokesman Monte Doran said the Corvette Stingray is in "short supply."

GM has sold 19,915 2014 Corvette Stingrays since the car's launch. The average "days-to-turn" since launch is 19. The current days supply is 27, well below the industry average.

Edmunds says: Doran said his best advice for car shoppers is to work closely with their dealer as they search out and equip their dream Corvette, one of the most desirable sports cars on the U.S. market.

Comments

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    I haven't been a "'Vette guy" until this one. It looks even better in the flesh than in the pics, offers incredible performance and value, and with that many people opting for manual transmissions, seems to be attracting more than just the gold-chain set of yore. Kudos, Chevy and GM, keep it coming.

  • dc325ix dc325ix Posts:

    hey Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Lambo please take note - we all want to go fast, but by doing away with manual trannys as at least an option you are missing out. I like driving a manual and I know I cant shift as fast as with a paddle shifter, but I like the visceral feel of shifting the car and working thru the gears. Can Ferrari please bring back the gated shifter and Audi dont do away with your gated shifter option on the 2015 R8.

  • Great, like the new Vettes, but I'm hoping the prices on the C6's drop even more as I like the style of them as much or more than the C7. Either way, GM has a hit and you gotta love it.

  • themandarin themandarin Posts:

    I think we can all agree that this is the best car ever made

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