Out of the gate, the 2014 Corvette Stingray ordering demographic is telling us some interesting stats out of the first 485 models sold last month. According to Autoblog, just about every single early customer already owns at least one Corvette, signaling that they are of the die-hard audience. Second is that two out of every five buyers (38 percent) are sticking with the seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching, rather than opting for the less fun, less efficient six-speed automatic.
In addition, 75 percent of all orders have opted for the Z51 performance package, but it’s not expected to stay this way. As hardcore Corvette customers find themselves with their new Stingrays in their garage, the take rate on performance options is expected to taper off, as more of the mainstream crowd looks to own the American exotic.