SRT had to slow production of the new Viper due to slow sales, while Chevy is having the exact opposite issue. The seventh-generation Corvette — AKA the Stingray — is starting to roll into dealers now, and General Motors officials are warning that customers could wait up to six months to get their car keys and many are paying up to $20k over the sticker price to get one.
Apparently the new Stingray ’s $51,995 base price makes it quite a hit among customers, as Chevrolet’s General Marketing Manager, Chris Perry, says the company has "six months’ worth of orders" and there are some dealers that have already sold out their initial stock.
Huge technological and construction advancements on the Stingray , like the new, aluminum frame and the extensive use of carbon-fiber body components, are the likely culprits for its initial success. Of course, we’re sure the shocking new design, the improved performance and enhanced fuel economy have helped sell models too.
Though some customers are willing to pay more for the new Corvette, GM is "frustrated" over the premium prices that dealers are raking in on the model. Of course, the only reason GM is frustrated is because it’s not raking in these extra profits...
If you don’t feel like waiting, there’s plenty of Vipers to go around...
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
The 2014 Stingray is powered by an all-new, 6.2-liter, small-block V-8 engine that produces up to 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm with the available performance exhaust system. In its base setup, the new Vette pumps out 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet.
The model can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds when the Z51 package added, and up to an anticipated top speed of 180 to 190 mph.
The prices start from $51,995, but it can easily get up to $75,625 for the 3LT trim and with the Z51 performance package added.