Regular production of the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette reportedly scheduled for September 6
On that note, we need to remember what is deviating from the options list and what is new or improved. Removals include three paint choices (Sebring Orange Tintcoat, Shadow Gray Metallic, Zeus Bronze Metallic), illuminated sill plates, and 5DG Pewter-painted aluminum wheels.
In place of the deleted colors, the Golden Bowtie adds Caffeine Metallic, Hypersonic Gray Metallic, and Amplify Orange tint. The IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition is a limited edition set that costs $ 6,595 compared to the 3LT Gear Group. Only 1000 examples will be made and each unit has a serialized plate to make the point clear.
Another novelty comes in the form of the discreet spoiler, which is codenamed TVS in the control system. The ‘Vette also gets a premium C8.R-inspired interior cover, black ground effects, visible carbon fiber door intake trim and a visible carbon fiber spoiler from the high-wing variety.
The latest changes are to the LT2 dry-sump V8 engine, which continues to develop 490 or 495 horsepower with a torque of 465 or 470 pound-feet (630 or 637 Nm) depending on the exhaust system. In addition to improved engine calibration and an improved fuel injection system, the direct injection mass displays some improvements for active fuel management.
Customers who prefer a little more oomph, a stratospheric redline, and a mid-end exhaust system will have to wait until model year 2023 for the all-new Z06. The V8 flat crankshaft would be codenamed LT6.