During a presentation held at the National Corvette Museum this month, General Motors revealed it had built a total of 26,212 examples of the 2021 Corvette Stingray. The automaker also revealed take-rate numbers for the 2021 Corvette Stingray’s various options during the presentation, giving us insight into the most popular available equipment for the mid-engine sports car.
Of the available wheel options offered on the 2021 Corvette Stingray, the RPO Q8Q Carbon Flash painted five-spoke wheel was the most popular, boasting a take-rate of 39 percent. The silver painted version of the five-spoke wheel (RPO Q8P) was similarly popular at 38 percent. The five-trident spoke wheels were much less popular, with the Spectra Gray painted version (RPO Q8S) attracting just 16 percent of buyers and the Silver Machine finished version (RPO Q8T) attracting only 8 percent.
The chart shown during the NCM presentation does not include the available dealer-installed wheel options for the 2021 Corvette. These LPO-level wheels are installed by the dealership after the car has been delivered, so all 2021 model year Corvettes leave the plant with one of the factory wheels mentioned above, even if the customer has ordered LPO wheels as well. Available dealer-installed wheels for the 2021 Corvette included the five-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels (RPO 5DF) and five-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels (RPO 5DG).
As we reported previously, the 2022 Corvette Stingray has dropped the five-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels from the order books, leaving only the five-trident-spoke Black-painted aluminum wheels. The 2022 model year Vette also introduces a new IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition model, which is available in Accelerate Yellow Metallic or the more popular Hypersonic Gray. Nearly half of the limited-run IMSA edition models are already spoken for.
Production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray started at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky on September 6th. The 2022MY will also mark the start of production of right-hand-drive C8 Corvette Stingray models for the Australian and New Zealand markets.