C6 Production Numbers

chad_b_hall_2005.jpg

As of this edit, the last of the C6 Corvettes have been produced in Bowling Green, KY.  The C6 was introduced in 2005, and was another all-new design, just like the preceding C5 was all-new compared to the C4.  The C6 continues the Corvette Team’s mission to improve on the previous generation in every category.  The resulting base model Corvette for 2005 boasted numbers like a 4.3 second sprint to 60 miles per hour, a 186 MPH top speed, and fuel economy ratings of 18 city/28 highway for manual equipped versions (15/25 with the 4L65-E Hydra Matic automatic).  Somehow, the team managed to undercut the cost of the base 2004 Corvette by $300.  Pretty impressive!

Since its 2005 introduction, the base Corvette received a new 436 HP LS3 engine, providing supercar levels of performance.  The well-sorted chassis prompted Corvette engineers to develop enhanced Corvette models, including the 505 HP Z06 (2006), 635 HP ZR1 (2009) Grand Sport (2010), and 427 convertible (2013) models.  Speaking of the Grand Sport, Chevrolet produced more of these in 2010 than the base model coupes and convertibles.

Model Year Coupe Convertible Z06 ZR1 Grand Sport Coupe Grand Sport Convertible 427 Convertible Total
2005 26,728 10,644 37,372
2006 16,598 11,151 6,272 34,021
2007 21,484 10,918 8,159 40,561
2008 20,030 7,549 7,731 35,310
2009 8,737 3,343 3,461 1,415 16,956
2010 3,054 1,003 518 1,577 3,707 2,335 12,194
2011 3,112 780 906 806 5,212 2,782 13,598
2012 2,820 621 478 404 5,056 2,268 11,647
2013 2,597 720 471 482 4,908 1,736 2,552 13,466
TOTAL 215,125