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Top 50: '16 Corvette Sales

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:09 AM - by elegant
Thanks to CorvetteBlogger, we have a list of the top 50 Corvette dealers by new C7 2016 sales.

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Now that 2016 is behind us, we can now take a closer look at the dealers who sold the most Corvettes during the year.

2016 was the third full year for Chevrolet in producing and selling America’s favorite sports car. While sales remain very strong with 29,995 Corvettes sold during the 2016 calendar year, the number of Corvettes sold in the United States has declined each year since 2014’s high of 34,839 and 2015’s total of 33,329.

As the market for the C7 has matured and dealer inventories have grown, it’s actually easier than ever to buy a Corvette these days. It all comes down to who can get you the Corvette you want and who you are most comfortable working with. So keep that in mind as we present the Top 50 Corvette Dealers for 2016:

We always like to start off this report with a couple of disclaimers.

First, we believe knowledge is power, and knowing who the dealers are that specialize in selling Corvettes can make for a better buying experience for you as the customer. It’s not that your local hometown dealer isn’t equipped to handle your order, but Corvettes aren’t your average Chevys and having that experienced sales pro on the other side of the desk when it comes to placing your order and how they handle their dealership allocations is important.

Having said that, when you look at the list, you’ll see the Top 50 dealers account only for a fraction of the 29,995 Corvettes sold in the USA during the calendar year, so there are a lot of great Chevrolet dealerships who are selling Corvettes that didn’t make the list. Like I said above, it all comes down to who you are most comfortable working with.

The Top 50 Corvette Dealers of 2016

The list of top 10 dealers remains the same as the top 10 dealers from 2015, but the order has reshuffled slightly. Our friends at Kerbeck Corvette are once again the world’s largest Corvette dealer with 1,044 Corvette sold
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Strong Dec Corvette Sales

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:59 PM - by elegant
C7 sales went up 10% in December. And for the year finished at just under 30,000 units. Not the best year ever, in fact down 10% from one year ago, but still a very strong year -- and most importantly a moneymaker for GM so that development for the next generations of Corvettes is further funded and can/will go forward. Here some details thanks to CorvetteBlogger!

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December 2016 Corvette Sales (By Keith Cornett)

The final monthly sales report of 2016 was posted this morning from GM and it looks like Corvette sales rebounded to have a great month!

In December 2016, Chevrolet sold 2,709 Corvettes for a 10.4% gain over December 2015. For the 2016 calendar year (January-December), a total 29,995 Corvettes were delivered to new owners. Sales for the calendar year were down -10% from the 33,329 Corvettes delivered in the 2015 calendar year.

The good news is that after a dip in November 2016 where 1,941 Corvettes were sold, sales climbed back over the 2,000 threshold with a month to month gain of 768 Corvettes or 39.6%.

The Bowling Green Assembly Plant is currently in its second week of the planed two-week holiday shut down. According to the plant’s spokesperson, this week’s downtime is being used for performing routine maintenance and some upgrades at the plant.

Chevrolet is continuing to offer several rebates and financing specials on remaining 2016 Corvettes as well as new 2017 models. Current deals include the $1,000 Bonus Cash on Chevy’s Bonus Tag sale. 2017 Corvette buyers can get 4.9% APR financing on all three Corvette models: Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06. 2016 Corvette buyers can get a better deal with 0% APR for 60 months. See your Chevrolet dealership for details.

Here’s the GM Sales Report for Corvettes in December 2016:

Corvette Delivery Statistics for December 2016
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2016 2015 % Change Months 2016 2015 % Change
December 2,709 2,453 10.4% Jan-Dec 29,995 33,329 -10.0%

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A New Corvette Could Pack the New LT5

Dec 28, 2016 - 6:16 PM - by TorqueNews
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The new GM LT5 is likely to hit the Chevrolet Corvette lineup in one of 3 ways - all of which will be appreciated by lovers of fast cars. Reprinted from with permission.

Yesterday we talked about the arrival of a new LT5 engine for the Chevrolet Corvette in the GM dealer service system and today, I bring you a look at how I am guessing GM could use this new engine – most likely in a new trimline or even the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette.

Based on information which has seemingly been removed from the General Motors dealer service computer system, there is a new LT5 engine coming soon and it will seemingly motivate some variety of the Chevrolet Corvette. It was originally expected that the LT5 would power the next generation Corvette ZR1, but with the simple details of the next LT5 making this mill a bit too mild for the ZR1 – it seems unlikely that this LT5 will be tucked under the hood of the mysterious, masked supercars caught testing around the US.

The Details

All that we really know from the GM dealer service listing is that the new LT5 will be naturally aspirated, it will be all-aluminum, it will feature direct injection, it will measure 6.2 liters and – most importantly – it will be a dual overhead camshaft engine. The last DOHC V8 used by GM was the previous LT5 in the C4 Corvette ZR1, but it is expected that the C8 ZR1 will offer more than 700 horsepower and 700hp from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 seems unlikely. Realistically, this engine is more likely to offer power in the range of 500-600 horsepower, and with less power than the LT4 in the Z06, there is a good chance that this will not be the ZR1 engine.

So, if the new LT5 isnt being used for the long-rumored Corvette ZR1, but it is earmarked for use in a Corvette in the computer system information, we are left guessing how this LT5 will fit into the Corvette lineup.
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2014 C7s are getting cheap

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:24 PM - by meyerweb
Not good for those who own one, but good for new buyers.

Depreciation can be a real bear sometimes. But, for those of us in the market, it’s a great thing. It means we can find dream cars for affordable prices sometimes. That is certainly becoming the case with the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray as Jalopnik reports.

Prices for the seventh generation of Chevrolet’s sports car have fallen under $40,000 in many cases with bearable mileage on them to boot.

One listing has a 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray priced at $38,944, and another certified 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray at just $41,000. These aren’t base models either. They’re higher trims with premium audio systems, fancier leather trimmings, navigation and more. Let’s not forget, the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray is still rocking the same 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, which produces a very healthy 460 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Now, potential buyers have a tough choice. Does a used C6 Corvette Z06 fit the bill? Or does springing for the C7 Corvette Stingray sound like a better choice? The market is now in your favor, Corvette dreamers.

2014 C7 Corvette Stingrays Now Under $40,000 | GM Authority
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'18 ZR1 Production Version Spotted

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:29 PM - by elegant
Just a small amount of minor camo left on this alleged 2018 ZR1 production ready version. Thank you AutoGuide for the pictures and information!

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Spied: New Corvette ZR1 in its Glorious Production Skin!

More Chevy Corvette spy photos have been captured, this time showing what looks like the production form of the new 2018 Corvette ZR1.

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Aerodynamic enhancements contribute the biggest visual change to the ZR1 thanks to a new large hood, more air vents, a new front fascia, a new front splitter and even small vertical winglets attached to either end of the splitter.

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A massive wing in the rear and bigger rocker panels complete the package, all of which should help this Corvette stick to the track. Previous ZR1 prototypes were seen testing with blue brake calipers, a signature element of older ZR1s, and those same blue calipers can be seen on the rear end of this car.

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Power for the new ZR1 is still a mystery, though it is expected to be over 700 horsepower. A supercharged 6.2-liter V8 could be called into service for the ZR1, while a twin-turbo V8 is also reportedly under development at GM
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Additional GS Award!

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:39 PM - by elegant
Yesterday, one GS award; today another GS award, today's being named to C and D's 10 Best Cars List.

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2017 Corvette Grand Sport Named to Car and Driver’s 2017 10Best Cars List (By Keith Cornett)

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The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is continuing to impress owners and automotive journalists alike since it began production this summer. Now, as automotive awards season is here, we are seeing the Grand Sport continue the tradition of C7 models gathering up trophies first started by the Stingray in 2014 and then the Z06 in 2015.

Car and Driver is the latest to recognize the Grand Sport and the magazine has named the sports car to its 2017 10Best Cars list, the third time in four years that a C7 model was selected to the prestigious list of the best automobiles for sale in America (under $80,000).

Apparently, the staff at Car and Driver was divided over the decision to add the Grand Sport to the 10Best Cars List or go with Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT350. Ultimately, both cars had the votes to land them on the list.

The common reasoning from the editors on whether the Grand Sport should not be on the list isn’t because its lacking performance akin to its big brother, the supercharged 650-horsepower Corvette Z06. None of the editors claim the Grand Sport needed more power. It was the opposite, that the Grand Sport was too much performance for casual road driving, a statement that many Grand Sport owners will probably laugh at given the fact that its precisely why many opt for the Grand Sport model over the Stingray or spending an additional $15,000 for the Z06.

Those in support of the Grand Sport talked about Chevy’s 460-horsepower naturally aspirated small-block V8 that powers
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Grand Sport Wins Another Award!

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:27 PM - by elegant
Not the first award the Grand Sport has won, and we know it will not be its last! Let the award parade keep going.

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Quote Originally Posted by GM Authority
2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport Named AutoGuide Sports Car Of The Year (By Sean Szymkowski)

The 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport has received a lot of love, with many calling it the greatest C7 Corvette variant yet. By combining the cornering and aerodynamic capability of the C7 Corvette Z06 and the naturally-aspirated power from the C7 Corvette Stingray, the Grand Sport represents the best of both worlds.

Deservingly, AutoGuide has named the C7 Corvette Grand Sport its Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. This follows the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was named the publication’s green car of the year.

“For all its on-track accoutrement, the Grand Sport proves an excellent accomplice on the road,”‘s Dan Ilika said. “Spin the drive mode selector out of Track and into Sport or Touring, and the Grand Sport transforms into a grand tourer, proving comfortable enough for weekends away while still offering a plenty of performance chops.”

Read more: C7 Corvette Grand Sport Sports Car Of The Year | GM Authority
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