The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is almost sold out, according to a GM executive.
There was no question that the 2020 Corvette Stingray would be a popular car. It’s the first mid-engine Corvette ever made, adopting the configuration of most European supercars. That alone would have made the Corvette an attractive car to North American buyers eager to see what GM could do if it finally broke with tradition, but on top of that, the Corvette is cheap. With a base price of under $60,000, the 2020 Stingray is far more affordable than a McLaren, Lamborghini, or Ferrari.
However, GM might have underestimated just how popular the new Corvette would be. At the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan last weekend, GM design chief Michael Simcoe told the assembled crowd, “I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers.”
Although no one from Hot Car’s editorial team was present, we can imagine the concerned murmur that erupted as everyone who hadn’t already purchased a 2020 Corvette got out their cell phones to search for the nearest Chevrolet dealer.
Moments later, Simcoe refined his answer in a brief interview with Autoblog. “It’s nearly sold out,” he said. “It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.”
“Soon” isn’t exactly a technical term, but you can imagine that time is running out if you want the new Corvette in its first year of production.
We don’t know how many Stingray’s GM plans to produce, but we do know from previous years’ sales numbers that the Corvette occasionally sells around 30,000 units in their first year with a new model. That’s a lot of Corvettes to sell out in less than two weeks from its reveal, but the 2020 Stingray is a car with a lot of hype surrounding it.
If you haven’t moved to get your Stingray, we’d suggest picking up your phone and dialing your local Chevy dealer right this second. There’s just one factory making Corvettes, and once it’s running at full capacity, GM simply can’t make more.