Almost Half of Corvette Stingrays Are Sold With Manual

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Who said the manual transmission was dead? Chevrolet Corvette buyers sure doesn’t think so.

The American automaker says 40 percent of Stingray buyers are opting for the manual transmission while the rest of the buyers are going for the six-speed paddle-shift automatic. Next year, Chevy will be adding an eight-speed automatic as an option on the Corvette.

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In addition, the company has also revealed that 55 percent of its Corvette customers spring for the Corvette Z51 Performance package, which includes high performance brakes, black calipers, an aerodynamic enhancement package and a performance suspension. It also tacks on an electronic limited-slip differential and silver 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT with the Z51 Performance package is priced from $57,995 including destination. Since the car’s launch, Chevy has sold 19,915 Corvette Stingrays.

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[Source: Edmunds]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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