Corvette Outselling Camaro So Far In 202226
The C8 Corvette Stingray offers hugely impressive performance at a base price that significantly undercuts its direct rivals. That’s an undeniable recipe for success in today’s hugely competitive performance car market – so much so that the Corvette now outsells the much more affordable and accessible Chevy Camaro.
GM sold an impressive 8,811 examples of the C8 Corvette Stingray in the first quarter of this year, which it followed up with a similarly strong performance in the second quarter, recording sales of 8,630 units. It sold 6,710 units of the Chevy Camaro in Q1, by comparison, and 4,545 units in Q2. That means that in the first six months of the year, the Corvette outsold the Camaro by 6,186 units.
Q2 2022 Sales Numbers - Corvette vs. Camaro – USA
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The Corvette also outsold the Camaro in 2021, although that was mainly due to the rather strange circumstances the auto industry faced last year. GM was forced to idle production of the Chevy Camaro for the majority of 2021 due to the chip shortage, causing sales to plummet, while it placed emphasis on C8 Corvette Stingray production to help fulfill a backlog of orders and meet the increasingly high demand for the mid-engine sports car.
With the worst of the semiconductor chip shortage now in the past, the Corvette is no longer outselling the Camaro due to a lack of inventory. Demand for the Corvette appears to be stronger than for the Camaro, which is currently also trailing its two key rivals in the pony car sales race, the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang.
GM Authority intel suggests the Chevy Camaro nameplate will remain in production until the end of the 2024 model year, at which point GM will put the sports coupe to pasture to focus on new electric Chevy performance models instead. A farewell special edition package is expected to be introduced for the 2024 model as a send-off for the nameplate.
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Give the Camaro the LT5 to make a super ZL1 and the LT6 to make a new Z/28, watch sales soar.
Dodge can’t keep up with the demand of their Hellcats/Redeyes/Super Stock/Jailbreak because they are designed to “show off” on the streets, most of them will never see a race track, some not even a drag strip. On the other hand the 1LE Camaros are track stars able to keep up with more powerful and expensive sports cars, but the Camaro customers are very similar to the Challenger customers.
Everyone always thinks they have the solution. Throw this engine in, add this suspension or traction device and watch sales soar. Yeah it doesn’t work like that. Dodge only sells about 6k hellcat powered vehicles a year, it isn’t swinging the needle in sales. Don’t ruin the Z28 by adding a big heavy Super Charger to it, that takes away the feel, handling and character of the car. The SC’s are for the braggers and street/strip folks, the NA motors are for the enthusiasts and track day people.
The Hellcat-powered cars are halo vehicles for the Dodge brand, sure they only sell a few thousand of those a year, but they bring people to the dealerships to test one and since not everyone needs/can afford/can handle 700+ horses, they end up leaving with a V6, 5.7 or 6.4 instead.
There’s a single reason why Ford rated the GT500 at 760Hp, and its because they knew that there was a possibility of GM dropping the 755Hp LT5 in the Camaro and they wanted to stay on top. The same thinking of why the GT was rated at 460Hp (currently at 450 bc emissions) when the SS is rated at 455Hp.
And the LT6 doesn’t have a supercharger, but has a FPC and DOHC setup, making it more than perfect for a new Z28 if that ever happens.
People who buy a useless car like the Camaro are there to brag . In Brooklyn you see chargers , mustangs , bmw an Audi driven by the Camaro target demographic . Have not seen a Camaro rolling around in quite some time . It’s about showing off . See quite a few vettes as well
So charger, mustang, BMW, and audi drivers are not braggers? I’m mean surely there are since admittedly they are the Camaro demographic.
Did it escape u that people own more than one car???? Probably not living where you live huh. Lmfao!!!!
That’s funny, I see more ZL1s and ZLEs on the Track than Z28s. Lol. How much weight do you believe the Eaton blow adds to besmirch the Z28 nameplate? You still living in 2013 when the power and weight were closer?
Disagree with your assessment of it not being lack of inventory on the Camaro. Went to the my local dealer just yesterday to inquire about placing an order for a ZL1 at GMS price. They told me they weren’t interested and sent me on my way. Still very difficult to find a Camaro in stock without the markup.
In normal times those numbers would be completely different. GM would be pumping out Camaros with heavy discounts to squeak out a little more profit before the next gen.
DUH, Camaro plant has been down more than up last few months. Hard to find or even order one. Vettes, like SUV’s and pickups getting almost all chips available and still selling MSRP or over. Going to be a lot of people upside down vs. payments when the coming recession hits. Chevy quit caring about the Camaro years ago, sad. Staking future so heavily on EV will be a big mistake.
The Camaro line was shut down for at least the first four months of the year. The Cadillac on this platform is non existent either. Stupid article
You can’t order a Camaro and GM hasn’t been building them. Yet, it’s never their fault why the car doesn’t sell.
Ordered my Camaro on August 3, 2021.
Finally built the last week of May 2022.
Still waiting on delivery and Chevrolet can not tell me where the car is.
Can’t find Camaros on dealer lots.
Can’t understand why the Corvette outsells the Camaro. 🤷🏼♂️
I ordered a 2022 Camaro 2SS Nov. 17th and still have not seen it. I told the dealer to change my order to a 2023 now that it’s been so long. Maybe I’ll get it for Christmas???
My 22 got hit with the $200 increase on the “Destination Fee” due to being produced the last week of May. I don’t have it yet, but I’m glad it’s a ‘22 as the 2SS 23’s have a MSRP of $1600 more than the 22’s.
Thats a bunch of crap I’ve been trying since 4-6-21 to buy a new Camaro ordered three still haven’t gotten one. G,M, don’t won’t to sell Camaro’s I don’t know why they say they are not selling BUT you can’t buy one
Aside from poor ergonomics, unappealing styling, and poor outward vision, I think it should have the 4.3, the 5.3, and the new 6.6 iron block – let the aftermarket figure out HP. the 2.0T is weak below 2500 rpm, the 3.6 is not a good platform for modding. GM is a bizarre mix of a few super competitive vehicles, and mostly place-holder vehicles. Wasted opportunity on the most obvious decisions.
Agree, but with aluminum blocks and displacements bumped up. 5.2 v6, 6.2 SS, 7.0 z/28. No weak-character 1-up of Ford’s Voodoo.
Camaro….dead car walking!
May as well just kill it now, I’ll drive my 5th gen into the ground, then pick up a miata or gr86. See ya Chevy!!
If I can ever find the elusive 35k LT1, I’m in. Doubt that will ever happen though, bye Camaro
Of course!!! GM pushes their Corvettes and ignores the Camaro completely! It’s a wonder Camaros sell at all. Kinda hard to sell a fine diamond ring that is hidden in the back stock room! Shame! I used to love Corvettes, but now, I’m kinda sick of them being crammed down my throat! Give me a ZL1 1LE, PLEASE!!!!
I can’t find one on the lot for MSRP but it’s good to know there isn’t an inventory problem.