Manual Transmission Still Popular with Corvette Buyers
Make no mistake about it, Corvette buyers still crave a lot of the hard-core traditional performance stuff that has always defined the sports car, even when opting for the new Corvette Stingray. Amid the growing trend among carmakers to do away with the traditional stick shift in sports cars, GM says 40 percent of new Stingray buyers are opting for the manual transmission.
You certainly can’t say that Chevy isn’t trying to share the love when it comes to the C7. In addition to reaching out to traditional Corvette fans, the carmaker has also been working to turn some new prospects on to the new Stingray. Most recently, Chevy set up camp at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival near Palm Springs, CA hoping to add a few of the partygoers to the Corvette fan base. Attendees at the Corvette bash had a chance to experience the thrill of the C7 from the passenger’s seat and it appears to have made quite an impression as you’ll see after the jump.
Far be it for me to start spreading rumors, but this one here is pretty interesting, true or not. After hearing Vice President Joe Biden rave so much about the new Corvette Stingray, it appears he might have recently taken delivery of one.
Evidently, the team at Chevy has no plans on slowing the momentum it’s been gaining with the C7. Then again, why should they? Less than a couple of weeks after debuting that hot new convertible Z06 everyone has been raving over, the carmaker announces that it will also be offering two more limited design packages.
This week, forum member “FYREANT” posted the topic “What did you nickname your new C7 Stingray?” A lot of folks posted great replies in the thread, but the response that really caught my eye was this one from “Whataguy”.