Chevrolet Camaro, Best Selling Sports Car in the U.S. image

The U.S. top selling sports car in 2011 is Chevrolet Camaro with 37% market share, outselling its rival Ford Mustang by more then 18,000 units.

“The fifth-generation Camaro has been inspiring fans from the moment it was introduced,” said John Fitzpatrick, Camaro marketing manager. “The new ‘Bumblebee’ and the new Camaro ZL1 will give Camaro enthusiasts even more reasons to talk about their favorite sports car.”

In the U.S. Chevrolet sold 88,249 cars in 2011, a number which is expected to rise with the new Camaro ZL1 on sale from February 2012. Ford Mustang sold 70,438 units, holding 29% market share in the sports-car segment, Dodge Challenger comes next with 39,534 cars, holding 16% market share, Honda CR-Z sold 11,330 units with 5% market share and the Hyundai Veloster, on the fifth place with 9,284 units, 4% market share.

Chevrolet Corvette also got into top selling luxury sports car in the States last year with 13,164 units, meaning 28% market share, followed by Porche 911 with 6,016 units, 13% market share, BMW 6-Series with 3,903 units, 8% market share, the BMW Z4 with 3,479 units, 7% market share and the Mercedes SLK with 3,220 sales, with 7% market share.