The Chevrolet Corvette’s initial supply will be limited and unsold units aren’t expected to be sitting on dealer lots until spring at the earliest.
It’s quite the contrast from the SRT Viper’s sales, which have slumped and has caused the American automaker to cut production by a third. Of course the Corvette Stingray is a much more affordable sports car, but it shows just how strong the Corvette moniker is with automotive enthusiasts.
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General Motors plans to have production on the Corvette Stingray to be capped at about 160 units per day on a single shift. The automaker has no plans of adding a second shift to satisfy initial demand. It is rumored that Chevy has received enough orders from dealerships to keep the plant busy with producing 160 vehicles per day for at least six months.
Another factor that could limit supply in the U.S. is the fact that Chevy plans on exporting the Corvette Stingray worldwide in nearly all 140 countries that sell Chevy vehicles. In addition, the factory is ramping up to produce the convertible variant which could slow down production, at least initially.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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