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Plus, What Options Were Most Popular

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was a milestone vehicle for General Motors. The C8 Corvette finally went mid-engined, and catapulted the nameplate forward in the sports car market. While the 2021 Corvette Stingray and Convertible are largely the same as before, the 2020 model holds a special place in our hearts. And now that 2020 production will end on December 7, the National Corvette Museum has released all of the interesting statistics on the first year of C8 production. Plus, we know know General Motors will produce 20,368 2020 Corvettes. Here’s the breakdown.

The coupe was more popular, with 82.40 percent of total production. The coupe is traditionally the more popular Corvette body style, plus the convertible started production several months after the coupe. As for trim levels, the top 3LT model proved most popular among customers, with 46.8 percent of 2020 Corvettes. 2LT edged out 1LT with 39.1 percent compared to 14.4 percent for the bottom trim. The Corvette’s low base price was a standout headline, but it doesn’t seem the majority of customers care. Still, the top trims are historically the biggest sellers in the first model year of a new generation of Corvette. 76 percent of all Corvettes optioned the Z51 Performance Package, but it wasn’t the most popular option.

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That honor goes to Carbon Flash badges, with 91.6 percent of Corvette buyers selecting the option. Other popular options include the Performance Exhaust (89.2 percent), Performance Data Recording and Navigation Combo (87.1 percent), GT2 Seats (61.6 percent), Painted Carbon Fiber Roof (59 percent) and Front Axle Lift (58.4). Torch Red was by far the most popular exterior color, at 25 percent of vehicles. Here is the complete exterior color breakdown:

  • Torch Red (25 percent)
  • Arctic White (15 percent)
  • Black (11.7 percent)
  • Sebring Orange (6.8 percent)
  • Elkhart Lake Blue (6.7 percent)
  • Rapid Blue (6 percent)
  • Ceramic Matrix Gray (5.97 percent)
  • Blade Silver (5.55 percent)
  • Shadow Gray (5.45 percent)
  • Long Beach Red (5.25 percent)
  • Accelerate Yellow (3.38 percent)
  • Zeus Bronze (2.69 percent)

Carbon Flash painted open spoke wheels were the most popular, with 41.7 percent of buyers selecting them. The open spoke style in silver took second place at 36.9 percent, while the Trident wheels were significantly less popular, with 11.9 percent of wheels black painted Trident and only  9.4 percent silver Trident wheels.

The National Corvette Museum also provided a handy chart (below) showing all of he produced exterior and interior color combinations, leading to some interesting findings. If you bought an Accelerate Yellow 2020 Chevrolet Corvette with Twilight/Tension blue interior, congratulations, you have the only one in existence. Barrett Jackson may be in the vehicle’s future 50 years from now, if we are still allowed to own and drive gas cars. If you bought a Flash Red Corvette with black interior on the other hand, you’ve got one of 2,394 vehicles, as this was the most popular combination.

Screenshot from National Corvette Museum

Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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