2016 Chevy Corvette Production Tops 40,000 Models

2016 corvette Z06

Chevrolet built more 2016 model year Corvettes than they did for the 2015 model year.

The official tally for the 2016 model year is 40,689 according to the National Corvette Museum. The number is up almost 19 percent over 2015 numbers – with Chevy building more than 6,000 more ‘Vettes this year over last.

2016 Corvette Production Highlights

  • The highest-selling model was the Stingray Coupe. More than half, or 52 percent of buyers, went with it. The second most popular choice was the Z06, followed by the Stingray Convertible. The Z06 Convertible trailed the pack.
  • The 2LT package was most popular for the Coupe. The 3LZ package was the most popular for the Z06.
  • If you have a special design package, your car is pretty rare. Only 371 have the Twilight Blue Design Package, 535 have the Spice Red Design Package, and 454 have the Jet Black Suede Design Package.
  • For the special C7.R Edition there were 570 Coupe Z06s and 80 Convertible Z06s. (This edition was originally limited to only 500 cars so 500 went to the U.S., and the other 150 went to other markets.)
  • Automatics were the big winner in the transmission department. 31,440 of the 2016 Corvettes have the 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
  • Two-tone seats were new for 2016, but only 1,474 of drivers chose this option.

2016 corvette numbers

2016 Corvette Colors

In terms of colors, there were quite a few of them to go around. In the popularity contest, Arctic White won, followed by Black and Torch Red.

Arctic White (21% or 8,368 cars)
Black (17% or 6,950 cars)
Torch Red (15% or 6,112 cars)
Shark Gray (12% or 5,044 cars)
Laguna Blue (9% or 3,585 cars)
Long Beach Red (8% or 3,224 cars)
Corvette Racing Yellow (7% or 2,715)
Blade Silver (6% or 2,555 cars)
Daytona Sunrise Orange (2% or 965 cars)
Night Race Blue (2% or 835 cars)
Admiral Blue – only available late in model year  (1% or 336 cars)

For a look at all of the numbers, check out the complete 2016 Corvette production breakdown here.

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