Last month we talked about the production numbers for the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models, after which I was bombarded with questions about the production numbers of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Well, my friend at the local Chevrolet dealership shot me over the final production numbers for the 2015 model year Corvette, including a basic breakdown by style and a look at which options were the most popular.
2015 Corvette Production
First and foremost, the total production numbers for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette. When the Stingray and Z06 coupes and convertibles are all added up, General Motors sent out 34,240 new Corvettes into the world for the 2015 model year. Even though there were two trimlines for 2015 and only one for 2014, there was a drop in 2015 from the 37,288 new Corvettes in the first model year of the C7 generation.
Among the 34,240 2015 Corvettes built in the past year, 25,587 were Stingrays with 20,757 being coupes and 4,830 being convertibles. During that same stretch of time, there were 8,653 Corvette Z06s built, with 6,980 being coupes and the other 1,673 were convertibles.
The most popular option for the 2015 Corvette was the performance exhaust system, which was fitted up to 30,896 of the 34,240 new GM sports cars built for the 2015 model year while navigation was the second most popular with 25,803 (75%) coming with the map program. The new 8-speed automatic transmission was the next most popular option for the 2015 Corvette in both Stingray and Z06 form, with 23,232 examples (68%) of the Corvette in 2015 coming with this lightning-quick, self-shifting gearbox. More importantly, of the new Z06 coupes and convertibles sold for 2015, around 4,400 had the manual transmission while the other 4,200 or so had the automatic – so even in the most track capable Corvette of all time, the automatic transmission is quickly catching the manual.
Other popular options include the Stingray Z51 package (53%), a little more than half of which came with the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system (29% of total production) and while it isn’t technically an option, a whopping 86% took the standard GT seat over the competition seats.
For the 2015 model year, the most popular exterior color for the Corvette was Arctic White (19%), followed by Torch Red (16%), Black (15%) and Shark Gray (15%). The least popular color was a tie between Night Race Blue and Daytona Sunrise Orange at just 4.1% each along with Blade Silver at 5.2%.
Technically, based on the statistics, the least common 2015 Corvette would have been a Z06 1LZ Convertible (only 61 built) with the 7-speed manual transmission (the least common transmission) in Daytona Sunrise Orange – the least common color among the topless 2015 Z06 supercars.