Buyers of the 2014 Corvette Stingray can’t get enough of the seven-speed manual transmission and optional Z51 performance package, since a surprising 40 percent of C7 Corvette buyers have opted for the seven-speed manual gearbox, with the rest opting for the six-speed automatic, The General revealed to Edmunds.
To note, the 2015 Corvette Stingray will ditch the six-speed automatic for an eight-speed unit. The fast-shifting, new automatic gearbox, which will be a detuned variant of the new heavy-duty 8L90 transmission found in the upcoming 2015 Corvette Z06, could entice more customers away from the row-it-yourself option.
In addition, 55 percent of Corvette Stingray buyers have opted for the Z51 Performance Package, which includes larger 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and tires, larger slotted brake rotors, an electronic limited slip differential, unique chassis tuning, and Magnetic Ride Control.
Chevrolet spokesperson Monte Doran also told Edmunds that the Corvette Stingray is “in short supply”; GM currently has a 27-day supply of the sports car on hand, which is significantly below the industry average. So far, 19,915 2014 Corvette Stingrays have been sold since the car’s launch last year.