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    Possible Color Options for 2022 C8 Corvette

    Possible Color Options for 2022 C8 Corvette

    The possible color options for the 2022 C8 Corvette have been revealed through a report obtained by CorvetteBlogger. Three of the existing color options are likely to be dropped for the 2022 model according to Chevrolet. The retired color options include Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze. Motor1.com reached out to confirm this information with Chevrolet and received the following response:

    We notified Chevy dealers that we intend to discontinue a few exterior paint colors on Corvette at the end of 2021 model year. This was done so they could provide accurate information to customers who are interested in ordering a 2021 Corvette so customers can get the color they want while still available. At this time, we are not providing specific details on color options for model year 2022. Those options will be communicated to dealers closer to the time of 2022 model year ordering.

    Sebring Orange and Zeus Bronze will be able to be requested through April 29th, 2021, while Shadow Gray will be available to order through May 27th, 2021.

    While solid details about the 2022 color options likely won't be confirmed until July, when Chevy plans to release the first official details on the Corvette C8 Z06, the CorvetteBlogger source did share what we can anticipate. There is a strong likelihood that we will see one brand new color, as well as replacements for Sebring Orange and Shadow gray.

    The information was obtained from the European Corvette Dealer's website where they shared some of the color options that will be offered. The paint choices are listed out as: Amplify Orange Tintcoat, Hypersonic Gray Metallic, and Caffeine Brown Metallic. These are the internal names used by General Motors and we can expect these colors to debut with names different than those listed above. 

    For more updates about the 2022 C8 Corvette, visit our previous post The 2020 C8 Corvette: What to Expect.

    The 2022 C8 Corvette: What to Expect

    The 2022 C8 Corvette: What to Expect

    The evolution of the C8 Chevrolet Corvette will no doubt be a fascinating one to watch. While rumblings of various models start to swirl around the internet, will it be the Z06, ZR1, or the Zora model that we see next? Details from a recent Motor Trend report via an anonymous source tip us off to what we can expect out of the 2022 C8.

    According to the anonymous source, we should expect to see five different C8 models over the next four years. The Z06 is rumored to join us for 2022, while the ZR1 and PHEV models are expected in 2023. The EV model will debut in 2024, and finally, the Zora model is rumored to arrive as a 2025 model.

    The Z06 will likely sport a naturally aspirated engine with a 5.5 liter flat-plane crank V8 under the hood with up to 625 horsepower. Rumor has it that optional carbon-fiber wheels will be offered with this model, along with carbon-ceramic brakes and high-performance tires. Expect the Z06 to debut with a base price in the $80,000 range. 

    The Motor Trend report goes on to detail the 2023 ZR1, which will likely feature the same 5.5 liter V8 as the Z06, with some additional turbochargers. With up to 850 horsepower, this model is going to be an absolute powerhouse. Pricing will likely start in the $120,000 range with a variety of additional add-on features.

    In addition to the ZR1 model, 2023 seems like it's geared up to be the Corvette fanatic's best year yet, with the likely debut of the first ever hybrid version. Also packing a 5.5 liter V8 under the rear hood, the hybrid model will sport a pair of electric motors connected to the front axel. Horsepower for the hybrid edition is predicted to be somewhere between the Z06 and ZR1, at approximately 700-HP. Base models are rumored to start at $100,000.

    An all-electric model is also in the works, taking the hybrid version up a notch for the 2024 model. There will be an additional motor in the rear, along with a larger battery pack. Although details are limited right now, it's rumored that the all-electric model will pack 500 horsepower with a range of 200 miles in the $100,000+ range.

    The pinnacle of the C8 series will no doubt be the 2025 Zora model. While it's been rumored for many years now, this will be the most incredible Corvette ever built. It will feature a combination of the twin-turbo V-8 engine from the ZR1 with the hybrid system of the E-Ray, producing in excess of 1,000 horsepower. Base models will start around $150,000.

    Image: Via Corvette Forum

    The First 2020 Mid-Engine Corvettes Are Here

    The First 2020 Mid-Engine Corvettes Are Here

    The first 2020 Corvette C8 cars are now heading to Chevy showrooms across the country. With production kicking off on February 3rd, we've been anxiously awaiting the first arrivals of the mid-engine sports car. A blurry video clip shows 4 transporters carrying 2020 Corvettes on March 4th from the Bowling Green, KY plant. 

    Back in January, the VIN 001 sold for $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The winner of the first mid-engine Corvette, Rick Hendrick (owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group), recently took delivery of the car at his dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
    Although the vehicle at the Barrett-Jackson auction was a red prototype, the actual VIN 001 is a black-on-black 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe. It comes loaded with the Z51 performance pack, which includes a 6.2 liter V08 rated at 495 horsepower, with the ability to reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds. 
    Proceeds from the $3 million sale benefited the Detroit Children's Fund, helping with educational resources across Detroit. 
    Production was initially expected to begin towards the end of 2019 but was pushed back due to the strike last fall at the Bowling Green plant. Now that production has begun, you have your chance to own the new mid-engine sports car for just $59,995. Production on the convertible option is expected to begin soon. 
    Now that the 2020 Corvette C8 is headed to showrooms, it's time to start stocking up on your C8 gear, especially if your Corvette is one of those being delivered soon. We are excited to now offer C8 Covercraft car covers, a great way to protect your investment both indoors and outdoors. We also have a full line of C8 gear, including apparel, glassware, art, bags, and more. This is a great way to show your loyalty to America's favorite sports car. 
    Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest Corvette news, as well as any new items we bring to our shop. We are growing our collection every day! You can subscribe by visiting www.corvettestoreonline.com and scrolling to the bottom of the homepage where you will see an option to sign-up for the newsletter.

    Just Announced: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing Guide Revealed

    Just Announced: The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing Guide Revealed

    When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette debuted in Orange County, California, GM President, Mark Reuss, announced the pricing would start "under $60,000". This morning we learned that it really does start below $60,000 with a base price of $59,995.

    Chevy released a full pricing guide Thursday morning, and here's what we've learned.

    With the 1LT model starting at $59,995, the mid-engine sports car comes in just $3,000 above its front-engine predecessor. 

    The 2020 Corvette has three trim packages with increasing levels of equipment. Chevy states, "1LT is the car for driving purists who want the lightest Stingray possible, but one that's still very well equipped." It comes with a Bose premium 10-speaker system, standard 8-way power GT1 seats, driver mode selector, and all-season performance tires. It also comes in 8 standard exterior colors, with the option to upgrade to 4 additional colors. For a full list of 1LT options, visit https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/2020-corvette/1lt-pricing

    Next up, the 2LT, starting at $67,295. Chevy states, "2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options." The 2LT comes with everything the 1LT does, plus additional interior options, Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, heated/vented seats and a heated steering wheel, the option for GT2 seats in Napa leather, as well as head-up display and PDR. 

    Finally, the 3LT model "is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior," according to Chevy. It comes with everything the 2LT comes with, plus 13 interior color options, a custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and door, suede microfiber upper interior trim, and standard GT2 seats in Napa leather. The 3LT starts at $71,945.

    You can now pre-order your 2020 Corvette and the options seem nearly endless. Assembly kicks off later this year in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To shop 2020 gear, visit https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/collections/next-generation.

    Livestream The Debut Of The Next Generation Corvette

    Livestream The Debut Of The Next Generation Corvette

    The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here. Chevrolet will debut the eighth generation, mid-engine Corvette on Thursday, July 18th, 2019. The debut will be globally available via livestream for all to see. To tune in, follow this link: https://media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette. The livestream will begin at 7:30PM PDT/10:30PM EDT.

    “There is a large contingent of Corvette fans across the world waiting for the reveal of the Next Generation. We’re happy to give these fans, and all sports car enthusiasts, a way to see and learn about the vehicle at the same time as those participating live in California,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, the Americas, GM. “Viewers will hear directly from Chevrolet leadership, engineering and some special guests about the highlights and background of this first mid-engine Corvette.”

    Following the debut of the Next Generation Corvette, Chevrolet will take the mid-engine vehicle on two national dealership tours. According to Chevy, the tours will include vehicle specialists and numerous interactive displays. 

    “With all the excitement around this vehicle, we don’t want people to have to wait to experience it in person,” said Engle. “Our national tours will bring the Next Generation car right to our customers’ local Chevrolet dealership, where they can start imagining themselves in their very own personalized mid-engine Corvette.”

    Chevrolet states that tour dates and cities will be announced sometime in July, 2019, with more than 125 dealerships being part of the circuit. For all of your Next Generation Corvette news and updates, stay tuned to CorvetteStoreOnline. To shop Next Generation gear, click here!