I don't care how many they sell, but to say the car is targeted to younger folks is not correct. 65% of corvette buyers are over age 50 with the largest slice of that, 12%, being 61-63. The only way to target younger buyers is to lower the price and that's not possible for GM.
The operative word here is "younger".
This is a poll that I ran at another Corvette forum site a few months ago, with a very large membership.
It's not scientific, but it asks the simple question how old a person was when he/she purchased a "new" Corvette.
As you can see about 27% are between 16, and 45 years of age. With about 15% under the age of 35. Imo, those are all "young" people.
If GM is able to increase that under 35 age group, from 15% to 18%, and bump the over all under 45 age group, from 27% to 35%, that would be a significant demographic shift, effecting that huge group of over 55 buyers, 25~30 years from now. That's my take on what G.M. is trying to do.
I wish them luck. Whether I do/do not like the C7 is irrelevant. What IS important is the continuation of the brand.