Corvette Sales Dominate Premium Sports Cars Market During Q1 2021April 15, 2021
Q1 2021 Premium Sports Cars Market Sales.(top 8 cars)
The C8 Corvette sales in the U.S. during Q1 2021 dominated the Premium Sports Cars Market. The Corvette outsold all other rivals combined (6,611 sold), including the Porsche 911 (2,782 sold), Porsche 718 (1,506 sold), Mercedes-AMG GT (1,212 sold), Mercedes-Benz SL (311 sold), Mercedes-Benz SLC (198 sold), Audi R8 (148 sold), Nissan GT-R (50 sold), Ford GT (33 sold), Acura NSX (17 sold), and BMW i8 (8 sold). These sales figures build on the similarly impressive figures in Q3 2020 as well as Q4 2020. During both quarters, the Corvette accounted for over 50 percent segment share.
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Third Generation Enthusiast takes Delivery of new C8 Corvette
While dad remains old school with his 1975 Corvette convertible, son Mark of Pacific Beach, CA recently took delivery of a new 2020 Corvette Coupe after a wait of 8 months. The black C8 was ordered from Courtesy Chevrolet in San Diego with the 2LT option, GT2 carbon fiber seats, two tone interior and dual-mode exhaust. Mark turned in his 2016 Camaro SS to upgrade into Chevrolet’s premier showpiece and has his eyes on a Z06 in 2022. Although this is Mark’s first Vette, dad Rick of Castro Valley, CA, recently purchased his 11th Corvette, a totally original air roadster with only 73K miles. New or old, both Corvettes are a testament to the Corvette passion being passed down from generation to generation!
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