2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Has a Six-Month Waiting List [w/Video]

| |

While Chrysler was forced to reduce output of its SRT Viper because of low demand, General Motors can’t build as many Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays as the market wants. The all-new Corvette received very positive reviews that have translated into high demand, with GM reportedly confirming that there is a six-month waiting list for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

“We probably have six months’ worth of orders,” Chevrolet General Marketing Manager Chris Perry told The Detroit Bureau.

Although deliveries have only recently begun, GM clearly has a winner up its sleeves, as some customers are willing to pay up to $20,000 extra to jump at the top of the waiting list. However, not all dealers can rejoice, as GM announced early this year that dealerships that failed to sell at least four Corvettes in 2012 will not get the seventh-generation model.

The base version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe starts from $51,995 (€38,220) including destination charges. The sports car is powered by the LT1 6.2-liter V8 that produces 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm.

Models equipped with the optional Z51 Performance Package (priced at $2,500) sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds, run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and 119 mph (191 km/h), achieve 1.03g in cornering grip and stop from 60 mph in 107 feet (32.6 meters).

Fans of open-air Corvettes will have to wait until the end of the year for the series production of the Convertible model, which is priced from $56,995 (€41,900), including delivery and handling fees.

By Dan Mihalascu


PHOTO GALLERY

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2014 Chevrolet Corvette StingrayBGCorvetteDelivery04.jpg

VIDEO