With the rollout of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, it was widely assumed that C6 was dead, and long live the C7. However, one report cites the contrary.
According to AutoSpies.com, all C6 Corvette variants have indeed been discontinued, except for the 638 horsepower ZR1, which will carry into the 2015 model year. Currently, there were reportedly 50 examples of the 2014 ZR1 produced, which will allegedly precede the “Final 638” 2015 models. It’s said that these special C6 Corvettes will trim their curb weights by over 300 pounds, and will feature unique badge work. If true, this is one heck of a way to send off the most powerful sixth-generation Corvette, just as world readies for the 2015 C7 Z06 and Z06 Convertible. However, we’re going to follow up with Chevy to make sure that this is indeed happening.
Update: The official word from Chevrolet goes as follows:
ZR1 ended in 2013 model year. All of the tooling is gone, replaced when the plant was shut down for six months to prepare for the launch of the Stingray.
The C6 is indeed dead. Long live the C7.