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OFFICIAL: 2014 Corvette Stingray Production Totals 37,288

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2014

OFFICIAL: GM Production of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Totals 37,288

Earlier this month we ballparked 2014 Corvette Stingray production at just over 36,500 units which takes into account the 35,523 known VINs plus an additional 1,050 for the Premiere Editions.

But we were too low in our estimate.

GM officially revealed at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show that 37,288 Corvettes were built during the 2014 model year.

Those additional units, according to Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, include exports and captured fleet cars that were sellable units.

Let’s say that figure one more time: 37,288 Corvette Stingrays!

In the immortal words of a famous Corvette owner who is also our current Vice President, “This is a big f****** deal”.

It’s not that the number set a record for Corvette production. Far from it as it actually hits the top sales by model year chart at #14. But it is the 3rd best production number in the modern era (since 1985′s 39,729) with only 2005 (37,372) and 2007 (40,561) having greater totals.

Think about where we were following the carpocalypse of 2008-09 when Corvette sales fell to the low teens and stayed there through the final years of C6 production. And then there were rumors of Corvettes possible demise during GM’s bankruptcy. Fast forward to the 2014 Corvette and there’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm and confidence coming from all corners for America’s favorite sports car and that’s translating into the strongest sales in years.

So what’s the breakdown of production during 2014 with the different colors and options? Here’s some interesting stats and then we’ll get to the numbers. First the Z51 models accounted for 56% of Corvettes ordered and Z51s with Magnetic Selective Ride Control clocked in at 36%. Corvettes sold with the 6-speed automatic accounted for 65% of all Stingrays vs 35% who still went for the 7-Speed manual. Arctic White went from being a traditional mid-level color choice all the way up to number 2, beating Black which was a perennial favorite during the C6 generation. And finally, the Q7T Black Wheels option for Z51s sold well with the option accounting for nearly half of all Z51 Corvettes (48%).

The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Production Stats:

  • 41% Z51 Coupe – 15,431
        1LT – 9%
        2LT – 29%
        3LT – 61%

  • 30% Base Coupe – 11,134
        1LT – 23%
        2LT – 42%
        3LT – 35%

  • 15% Z51 Convertible – 5,680
        1LT – 4%
        2LT – 23%
        3LT – 73%

  • 14% Base Convertible – 5,043
        1LT – 13%
        2LT – 42%
        3LT – 45%

2014 Corvette Production Stats

Exterior colors break down as:

  • 19% – Torch Red
  • 17% – Arctic White
  • 16% – Black
  • 11% – Cyber Gray
  • 9% – Laguna Blue
  • 8% – Crystal Red Metallic
  • 6% – Velocity Yellow
  • 6% – Blade Silver
  • 5% – Night Race Blue
  • 4% – Lime Rock Green

Interior Colors:

  • 39% – Jet Black Leather
  • 21% – Adrenaline Red
  • 14% – Kalahari
  • 8% – Jet Black Suede
  • 8% – Gray Leather
  • 4% – Brownstone
  • 3% – Kalahari Suede
  • 2% – Gray Suede
  • 1% – Brownstone Suede

2014 Corvette Production Stats

Popular Options by RPO and Percentage Built:

  • CFA Painted Top – 52%
  • CC3 Transparent Top – 26%
  • C2Z Visible Carbon Fiber Top – 13%
  • C2Q Body-Color Dual Roof Package – 6%
  • C2M Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package – 4%
  • FAY Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Trim – 20%
  • UY4 Navigation – 82%
  • MYC 6-speed paddle shift with automatic – 65%
  • FE1 Suspension – 43%
  • Z51 Suspension – 21%
  • Z51 with Magnetic Ride Control – 36%
  • NPP Performance Exhaust – 84%
  • J64 Red Calipers – 44%
  • J6E Yellow Calipers – 7%
  • QX3 Chrome Non Z51 Wheels – 64%
  • QG6 Silver Non Z51 Wheels – 28%
  • RQ1 Machine Non Z51 Wheels – 7%
  • Q7T Z51 Black Wheels – 48%
  • Q7E Z51 Chrome Wheels – 34%
  • Q7S Z51 Silver Wheels – 13%

2014 Corvette Production Stats

GM also made sure that we knew how well the Corvette Stingray is doing against its competition in the luxury sport segment:

  • Corvette Stingray – 20,804 – 36.6%
  • Porsche 911 – 6,017 – 10.6%
  • BMW 6 Series – 5,717 – 10.1%
  • Maserati – 5,056 – 8.9%
  • Mercedes SL – 2,860 – 5.0%

2014 Corvette Production Stats

* US 2014 Calendar Year Deliveries January-July

We understand the plant’s current annual operating capacity with the single shift/overtime is around 38,000 Corvettes. We figure there will be less captured fleet vehicles built in 2015 than were assembled during the launch of the 2014s and it will be interesting to see if Corvette Stingray sales can keep up the torrid pace in its sophomore year. Finally, how many Corvette Z06s can/will be assembled when production starts in fourth quarter.

And for those stats, we’ll have to wait another year.

Related:
2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to an End
July 2014 Corvette Sales
The Corvette Stingray Wins Again, Beating Rivals Where it Counts

 

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