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Old 04-06-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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New Corvette Variant to Debut

I just read that Chevy will debut a new corvette variant at the NYC Auto Show this month. Anybody heard any rumors what type of variant it'll be? Personally I'm hoping for a Z06 convertible!!
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Z07 is a variant of Z06. Michelin confirmed they were developing a special tire for that car. Maybe that's it?
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the Z07 was shown at Detroit. Too soon for a GS type variant and I really doubt a car with a smaller motor/price tag so I am thinking Z vert or maybe Z06X track car. I just hope it's not some decal package.
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MotorAuthority says it might be an entry level, fixed roof variant called Corvette Coupe. I'd like that...with Z06 body width.

Not sure I need 625+HP to drive an average of 35MPH to work each day. Not to say I'd be adverse to the idea!

Given the spy photo of what appears to be a convertible Z06, I'd guess that could be it...
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MotorAuthority says it might be an entry level, fixed roof variant called Corvette Coupe. I'd like that...with Z06 body width.

Not sure I need 625+HP to drive an average of 35MPH to work each day. Not to say I'd be adverse to the idea!

Given the spy photo of what appears to be a convertible Z06, I'd guess that could be it...
Oh man....a sub $50k model (considering MSRP on a base coupe is $53,000)? If they kept the wide body stance, I'd be ALL OVER it. I don't need heated door handles and a 96 way powered driver's seat.
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Really doubt that they will be making a cheaper version of the vette specially considering that they are selling like hot cake. Hell GM up the price of the Vette because of that. Expect a Z06 convertible version or just another special edition package.
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Really doubt that they will be making a cheaper version of the vette specially considering that they are selling like hot cake. Hell GM up the price of the Vette because of that. Expect a Z06 convertible version or just another special edition package.
Not sure I 100% buy that "selling like hot cakes", so they increased the price story. GM jacked the prices on the new pickups because they weren't selling. The idea was to give discounts as an incentive to purchase. Not sure if it worked, but I looked twice at the recent $5K factory incentives.

Not to knock the new Vette. It rocks. But, there is a limited market for this type car and Chevy buyers demand discounts.
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Not sure I 100% buy that "selling like hot cakes", so they increased the price story. GM jacked the prices on the new pickups because they weren't selling. The idea was to give discounts as an incentive to purchase. Not sure if it worked, but I looked twice at the recent $5K factory incentives.

Not to knock the new Vette. It rocks. But, there is a limited market for this type car and Chevy buyers demand discounts.
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The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray has been a sales success for Chevrolet. Chevy sold 2,438 Corvettes last month. This represents an increase of nearly 149 percent over February 2013, when 980 sixth-generation Corvettes were sold.

The higher demand is the main factor that caused the Corvette's price increase. Autoblog spoke with Monte Doran, a GM communications manager for the Corvette and Camaro, who said, "The reason for the increase is simply that customer demand for the Stingray, and especially the Z51 package, have exceeded our initial expectations." The publication reports that the higher pricing applied as of March 1, but says that those who have already ordered their Corvette are not subject to the price changes.
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The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray has been a sales success for Chevrolet. Chevy sold 2,438 Corvettes last month. This represents an increase of nearly 149 percent over February 2013, when 980 sixth-generation Corvettes were sold.

The higher demand is the main factor that caused the Corvette's price increase. Autoblog spoke with Monte Doran, a GM communications manager for the Corvette and Camaro, who said, "The reason for the increase is simply that customer demand for the Stingray, and especially the Z51 package, have exceeded our initial expectations." The publication reports that the higher pricing applied as of March 1, but says that those who have already ordered their Corvette are not subject to the price changes.
Every time I see numbers comparing 2014 sales to 2013, my gut feeling is that these are not apples to apples numbers. The last year of any run is likely to be low as potential customers wait for the new model. I would be more convinced if the numbers were compared to the same period of the 2006 model run. Just my $.02.
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Every time I see numbers comparing 2014 sales to 2013, my gut feeling is that these are not apples to apples numbers. The last year of any run is likely to be low as potential customers wait for the new model. I would be more convinced if the numbers were compared to the same period of the 2006 model run. Just my $.02.
2005 37,372 Sixth generation (C6) begins; New body is first with fixed headlamps since 1962; no Z06 model and a late convertible introduction.

That translates to approx 3100 units per month.

Chevy was moving over 4800 units per month when Corvette sales peaked in '79.

So, current sales are higher than C6 sales the month after GM introduced the C7. I don't think anyone is surprised. But, they aren't selling like hot cakes compared with prior years.
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The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray has been a sales success for Chevrolet. Chevy sold 2,438 Corvettes last month. This represents an increase of nearly 149 percent over February 2013, when 980 sixth-generation Corvettes were sold.

The higher demand is the main factor that caused the Corvette's price increase. Autoblog spoke with Monte Doran, a GM communications manager for the Corvette and Camaro, who said, "The reason for the increase is simply that customer demand for the Stingray, and especially the Z51 package, have exceeded our initial expectations." The publication reports that the higher pricing applied as of March 1, but says that those who have already ordered their Corvette are not subject to the price changes.
GM executive: "Wow! Sales are up! Not to historical levels and we still have production capacity, so we have to do something. Let's jack up the price! That'll have 'em busting down the doors at the local dealers." GM subordinate: "Yes sir! Brilliant idea!"

You know that's how it went down...
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It was the new Z06 Convertible that was released to the public several days ago.
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