2020 C8 By The NumbersJune 5, 2020
C8’s by the #’s
Chevrolet’s factory is back up and building the C8 again. During a presentation at the National Corvette Museum’s Annual Corvette Bash, Chevrolet released some detailed information on how customers are ordering their new Vettes.
Most people are ordering the loaded with the 3LT package (44%), followed by 2LT (40%) and the budget-minded 1LT (16%) in last place.
As for colors, Torch Red took top place with 25%, Arctic White with 15%, Black with 12%, Sebring Orange and Elkhart Lake Blue at 7% each, Rapid Blue, Ceramic Matrix, Blade Silver and Shadow Gray all at 6%, Long Beach Red with 5% and in last place was a tie with both Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze at 3% each.
As for interior colors, Jet back was the most common at 28%, Adrenaline Red took 2nd place at 25%, Jet Black with Red and Natural tied at 12%, Sky Cool Gray was in 9% of the cars, 6% had Natural Dipped, 4% for the Two-Tone Blue, Jet Black with Yellow 3% and last place was Morello Red with just 1%.
People were not very creative on seat belt colors, as 63% of the Vettes were ordered with stock Jet back color. 18% had Adrenaline Red, 6% each for the Natural and Blue option, with both Yellow and Orange coming in last at 4% each.
Even though the convertible was announced later, they still got 17% of the orders. Unfortunately, these will not start being built until July. 56% of these were ordered with the 3LT option and 36% with the 2LT.
58% added the Front Lift option. And last but not least, 54% of the cars will have Z51 with Mag-Ride, 22% with just Z51, and 24% base.
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