The C7-generation Corvette has been a massive success since Chevrolet first put the sportscar on sale in late 2013. So far, the car has outpaced the sales of some of its most competitive rivals in North America and Chevy is on track to sell 35,000 of them before year’s end, a huge step up from the 6,344 Corvettes it moved last year.
Corvette sales totaled 3,060 in July, representing an incredible increase of 356 percent over July 2013. This is also more than the 2,723 Corvette coupes and convertibles it sold in June, but not quite as much as the 3,328 that were sold in May. The strongest month for ‘Vette sales so far this year was April, when consumers bought 3,514 examples of the car.
The prediction that Chevrolet will sell 35,000 Corvettes before the end of the year, which originally came from the National Automobile Dealers Association, may be a little optimistic. To date, the automaker has sold 20,804 ‘Vettes in 2014. Over 3,500 Corvettes would have to be sold for each of the remaining four months of the year to reach 35,000 units sold, which is well within the realm of possibility, but far from guaranteed. Sales may also soon begin to slow as the warm Corvette-driving weather leaves to make room for chillier temperatures.