Tours at Kentucky plant will resume October 14
Chrysler may not be able to move many Vipers, but General Motors is having no problems keeping the order books filled for Corvettes.
“We probably have six months’ worth of orders,” said Chevrolet General Marketing Manager Chris Perry to The Detroit Bureau, with many customers paying a $5,000 to $20,000 premium to be the first to get their orders fulfilled.
Corvettes began shipping to dealers in September and the initial allocation of cars has almost been completely sold.
In related news, Chevrolet is planning to reopen the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant for factory tours starting October 14th. The plant, which produces the Corvette, recently received $131 million USD in upgrades to build the new Stingray.
It should be noted the 2014 Corvette Stingray starts at $52,745 while the Viper retails for a much stiffer $99,995 for the 2013 model.