Chevrolet designed its all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 to take on the world’s best supercars in terms of overall performance, but the ‘Vette is also rivaling the competition in one other unexpected regard – waiting times.
Lamborghini and Ferrari buyers are accustomed to waiting several months to take delivery of their shiny new sports car, but Corvette customers have historically been able to visit the dealership and take home their new ride in the same day. That’s no longer the case as demand for the Corvette’s optional Z51 track pack has orders backed up for an entire year.
According to GM Authority, dealers are now informing customers ordering the Corvette Stingray Z51 that they will have to wait around 12 months to take delivery of their sports car. In fact, orders are being placed for the 2015 model year instead of the current 2014 model.
Those long wait times stemmed from an elevated interest in the Z51 model. Right now about 75 percent of Corvette buyers are going for the optional package, but that figures should drop significantly once enthusiasts have their fill.
Buyers of the standard Corvette won’t have to wait quite as long, but there is also a backlog for that car. GM reportedly has enough orders for the regular Corvette Stingray to keep the car in short supply through the early part of 2014.