Since its introduction, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has taken the sports car segment by storm. With its design and capabilities, the Camaro dethroned the Ford Mustang from the sales charts, and continues to hold the top position month in and month out. In 2011 alone, the Camaro accounted for 88,249 sales, well above the second-place Mustang which sold 70,438 units. With the arrival of the 580-horsepower ZL1 this spring, things don’t look to be slowing down for America’s favorite pony car.
But the Camaro isn’t the only Chevy performance car standing out. Of course, we’re talking about the Corvette, which despite selling only 13,164 units last year, was twice as successful as the Porsche 911, its nearest sales competitor. And while we disagree with the Chevy PR folk in saying that the Corvette is by any stretch a “luxury sports car,” the vehicle’s track credentials are indisputable.
We’re also left wondering why Chevy left out the Hyundai Genesis Coupe when comparing sales figures in the Camaro segment. Regardless, Chevy claims that one out of every three performance cars sold last year happened to wear a bow tie.