Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

SPRINT 6's 1966 LEMANS 2DR HT

2018 August
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

FeedBot

Car and Driver: Heres How Many New Chevrolet Corvettes Have Manual Transmissions

Recommended Posts

2016-Chevrolet-Corvette-Stingray-coupe-Z51-215-876x535
-Even as it has embraced modern technologies like direct injection and automatic rev-matched shifts, the Chevrolet Corvette remains firmly old school as one of the few performance cars still available with both a big, pushrod V-8 and a manual transmission. Now we know exactly how many Corvette buyers go for this wonderfully archaic combination, thanks to recently released data from Chevrolet.
-
-Last week, the National Corvette Museum published a detailed breakdown of 2016 model year Corvette production, and it revealed that only 9249 of the 40,689 built came with manual transmissions. That works out to be a little under 23 percent of production, which is down by about 10 percent versus 2015’s manual Corvette production.

-

1470065135-screen-shot-2016-08-01-at-112509-am

-

Interestingly, only 1241 droptop Corvettes were equipped with manuals, of which the Z06 convertible was the most popular with 590 built. The Z06 coupe was the most popular manual Corvette of all variants, with a total of 3556 built.

-

If these numbers seem rather low, there’s some hope they’ll increase some with the 2017 model year. With the enthusiast-targeted Grand Sport finally available and expected to be the most popular variant, it’s likely we’ll see an increase of customers choosing to row their own.

-
--
-

In a perfect world, the take rate for manual Corvettes would be something much closer to 100 percent, but 23 percent isn’t too shabby in today’s environment. The take rate for manual transmissions among all U.S.-market cars typically hovers around five to seven percent, so nearly a quarter of all Corvettes sold is impressive. And as long as it stays high enough for GM to justify keeping the manual in production, we’re happy.

-

This story originally appeared on Road & Track via GMInsideNews.

-RXcFbnhvzYs

Read Full Article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!


Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.