There’s something to be said for a company that can sell more than two times the amount of sports cars than the competition combined. Not only did the C8 Corvette do well compared to others, they also sold 1,589 units more than they did Q3 of 2019, according to GM Authority.
When compared to vehicles in the “Premium Sports Cars” segment, such as the; Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. Audi R8 and many others, Corvette was responsible for 55% of the sales in the USA market. With 6,355 in Q3 and the next in line being Porsche with 2,651 sales between the 911 and 718, there was no touching Chevrolet in the Premium Sport Car segment.
Although this may not be a huge surprise as the Corvette costs roughly 40% less than your average Porsche 911 and given the affairs that have taken place in 2020, we should slowly see these markets pick up as we move into 2021.
Though with this great news for Chevrolet, it’s not all lilacs and unicorns. Due to the production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the GM Bowling Green plant, not all orders placed in 2020 will be delivered. Due to these delays, GM will be offering affected customers with a 2021 model year Corvette.