GM Authority recently provided information about the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 that could have potential buyers reconsidering. Apparently, according to some dealers, constraints involving suppliers and availability of parts are causing the wait list to stretch longer and longer, meaning some buyers won't even receive 2014 models at all, but will have to settle for 2015 models.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray, which is based on an all-aluminum frame and powered by a 6.2L LT1 V-8 powerplant can be ordered with a Z51 track-ready package, which includes an electronic limited slip differential, slotted brake rotors, and a dry-sump oil system, along with 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels. Sportier gear ratios, an upgraded suspension, and an aero package also make the Z51 worth ordering while the Magnetic Ride Control option with a Performance Traction Management system is a must. The package adds an additional $2,800 onto the cost of a new Corvette.
According to GM Authority, in spite of the delay, General Motors does not expect the demand for Z51-equipped Corvettes to decrease (it is currently around 75% of Corvette orders) until all "hardcore buyers" have the Stingrays in their garages.