As if the C7 Corvette Stingray wasn’t already great, the Corvette team dropped a bombshell with the C7 Z06. We experienced it firsthand, but it looks like consumers want a taste of the well-priced supercar too.
Corvette Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter, recently went on the record to deny mid-engine Corvette rumors, but wasn’t coy about sharing the fact forty percent of C7 Corvette orders are for the Z06. The interview on Autoline After Hours focused mostly around the C7, where be went into detail about where the Z06 has come from in 1963.
When Juechter was asked about sales on the Corvette, it was all good news.
“We’ve been selling at kind of a great rate. We started last fall with the manual transmission cars, we just started a few weeks ago actually, shipping automatic transmission cars. And right now, 40 percent of our orders are Z06s.”
He also revealed about eighty percent of Z06 orders are for the coupe variant, while twenty percent of buyers are opting for the convertible. Sounds like a C7 Z06 Convertible might be the next future classic. In terms of transmission take, Juechter says it’s too early to tell, but he expects it to hover around the traditional numbers of sixty percent automatic and seventy percent manual.