In its second month of U.S. availability, sales of the Jaguar F-Type shot up 162% to 417 sales. BMW sold less than half that many Z4s, Audi TT sales were lower than the Z4’s total, and the F-Type outsold the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Cayman, too.
Indeed, the F-Type was within striking distance of the Porsche Boxster, too.
But not the Porsche 911. Though 911 sales dropped 5% in June 2013, Porsche did sell nearly twice as many 911s as Boxsters. 401 more 911s were sold in June than F-Types. Cars.com reports that there are 440 F-Types in stock in Jaguar’s U.S. dealer network. There are 756 Boxsters in stock at Porsche dealers.
Ford Mustang sales slid 10% in June 2013, but so strong were Mustang sales that it’s finally overtaken the Chevrolet Camaro on year-to-date terms. With half of 2013 remaining, the Ford Mustang is 799 sales up on the Chevrolet Camaro, which is 12,330 sales up on the Dodge Challenger.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank sports cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ** breakdown by variant Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.