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Everything is coming up roses for the award-winning Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, as new data from the North American Dealers Association Used Car Guide, dissected by GM Authority, reveals that America's sports car is handily outselling two of its more expensive rivals.

Through June of 2014, the NADA notes that the Corvette has rung up 17,744 sales, handily besting the Porsche 911 and positively spanking the SRT Viper. Of course, you're sitting there thinking, "Corvette is outselling the much more expensive Porsche and Viper. Sky blue, water wet." But what's impressive here is just how thoroughly the Chevrolet is beating its two rivals, with this data serving as a testament to just how popular the seventh-generation sports car has become.

So far this year, Porsche has managed to move 5,169 911s, according to NADA. Considering that the base model starts at nearly $15,000 more than the most heavily optioned Stingray, and that Porsche owners have a vast, expensive options catalogue to select from, Stuttgart's sales are still plenty impressive in relation to the nearly 18,000 Corvettes sold.

The Viper, though, continues to simply flounder. With a starting price of $102,485 for a base model and $124,985 for the GTS, the Viper doesn't cover as vast a pricing range as the 911, but with only 354 units sold as of last month so far this year, it's far, far behind either the Porsche or the Corvette. Its more single-minded, uncompromising nature has undoubtedly served to limit its sales appeal to a larger audience.

And for those thinking that the Chevy is beating out its rivals simply because it's more affordable, GM Authority points out that it also easily bested the significantly cheaper (and older) Nissan 370Z in the first half of 2014. The Fairlady tallied up just 4,100 sales.

All in all, it's not a bad time to be a Corvette fan – or a Chevy dealer.


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      Bob White
      • 5 Months Ago
      GM builds the base Corvette and the Z51 option package to target the Cayman S and 911. The upmarket Z06 targets GT3 and Turbo performance. The Corvette in recent years has handily hung with their target in all major performance categories, and the C7 has the upgraded interior and options to match the Porsches there, too. Frankly, the C7 is just an amazing car at any price, and outlandishly good at its sticker. Quite an accomplishment, GM. For those who want the brand cachet of the Porsche, well, good for you. I'll see you at the road course....
      justgoawaymad
      • 5 Months Ago
      Lets face it the viper has priced itself out of its demograffic.......its just to dam expensive.
      Ted
      • 5 Months Ago
      All VIPER's are hand made and were never meant to sell in great Numbers. So far they are track as too their estimates.
      markusgarvey
      • 5 Months Ago
      It beats them both on the race track as well...
      ijardine
      • 5 Months Ago
      To the extent that GM are pinching sales from Porsche then Porsche might begin to worry. Meantime Corvette is a great image leader for Chevy and GM.
      Zack's Garage
      • 5 Months Ago
      It's cheaper... so...
      kanga573
      • 2 Months Ago

      Wow! A cheaper Chevy is outselling a Porsche costing twice as much! And they're TOTALLY THE SAME CAR IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE WAY! LOTS of Vette's at the golf course at 9 a.m. these days, those lucky retirees!

      Revis Goodworth
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'd rather have any car in the Shamvette's class rather than a Shamvette - each and every competitor looks like what it is supposed to be - the Shamvette is a juvenile product - ripping off other automakers' car and slapping it on something that is supposed to be a Corvette - this car is hideous from every angle. This is not a Corvette - it is part Datsun 280z - it is a Ferrari - it is a Shamaro - it is a Heinz 57 of other vehicles. Disgusting - and so what if copying other people's work and passing it off as your own sells - that doesn't justify that horrific effort that was put forth here.
        Dave
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        If every part was identical, save for the badge. If that was a Ford badge, you would be dry humping it.
          yonomo200
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Dave
          Of course. He's just jealous that Ford has absolutely nothing to compete.
          Dean Hammond
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Dave
          yonomo...that wasnt true when they had the GT being built.....when that car was around GM had nothing to compete....
          yonomo200
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Dave
          I don't disagree, Dean. But I will bash Ford in the face of Laser every time, even though in general, I respect Ford and ALL Detroit automakers. But the fact remains, currently, Ford doesn't have a car to compete.
        WMB
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        You are really messed up...
          Al
          • 5 Months Ago
          @WMB
          No, he's not. The Corvette is not a sports car. It's a GM. Period.
        Michaele
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Troll
        vigorpat
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Your stupidity continues to amaze.....
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Lots of desperate anti corvette people here...
        Jaybird248
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Don't mince words, Goodworth. Tell us what you really think.
        Dave
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Revis Goodwrench
      Al
      • 5 Months Ago
      The Corvette isn't outselling the 911. If it is, it's only the land of the ignorant car "enthusiast" which is the US. Not in the countries where people know about cars.
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Al
        You must be speaking of the countries where people know their, Porsche, Bugatti, Audi and Bentleys are made by Volkswagen. You mean where you need 16 cylinders and 4 turbos to make 1000+ horsepower. Get real. You mean where real mean don't drive standards. Yeah I guess that sums it up.
      Jai
      • 5 Months Ago
      Given the choice between getting a 911 or Stingray for free, 99.9% of people would rather get the Porsche. Just like when it comes to Mustang GT vs M3/4, 99.9% would choose the M4 if they had the means to do so. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial. Truth hurts
        cfphelps
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jai
        Wait so people would rather be given the thing worth more money for free? Shocker. "I will give you 70k or 150k with no strings attached, which do you choose?" Not many are going to go for the 70.
        Matt Mossberg
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jai
        Go on porsche for vette forums and you'll see you're wrong. People do cross shop these and many are choosing the vette after test driving both because its tens of thousands cheaper and the interior is 8/10ths as good refinement. And it seems with the z06, many will or probably will choose the z because the high end Porsches don't come with a manual. Presumptions don't equal truth.
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jai
        Yeah they'll take the Porsche, sell it and buy the Vette. Keep the extra money for vacation. You're right, Truth hurts the Porsche.
      ffelix422
      • 5 Months Ago
      18K sold units in 6 months should guarantee non-collectible status for this car.
        • 5 Months Ago
        @ffelix422
        I'm not buying a car to collect. I'm buying it to be driven. That's why I make enough money to not need a collectible.
        yonomo200
        • 5 Months Ago
        @ffelix422
        Always looking for a way to spin it, aren't we?
        Jaybird248
        • 5 Months Ago
        @ffelix422
        There will be special editions to collect. The C6 ZR1 is already becoming more valuable.
          ScottT
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Jaybird248
          And those are asking prices, not Sale prices.
          ScottT
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Jaybird248
          I don't think so. I just looked at Ebay and it looks like very low mileage C6 ZR1's are going for about $30K-40K under MSRP. And I mean mileages anywhere from 10K all the way down to 30 miles and everything in between. More modest mileage cars (20-30K are selling far less. Buying a new car for an investment is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. You're probably better off buying a bar (which is probably the second biggest investment mistake).
        ffelix422
        • 5 Months Ago
        @ffelix422
        foxbat, thanks for sharing, but- your comment did nothing to correct my statement. I assume that was your intent... If anything you wasted keystrokes. Dumbass.
      jeanreno
      • 5 Months Ago
      Im shocked people would disregard gm's reputation so easily, granted the corvette is an awesome car but problems may arise later in the c7's life.
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