Introduced for the 2005 model year, the sixth-generation Chevy Corvette, or the C6, will see its final year of production for the 2013 model year. The folks at the Bow Tie brand did a great job of keeping the C6 fresh throughout its lifetime, with various new models such as the ZR1 and Grand Sport, as well as updates and changes that have included new colors, accessories, and options; and let’s not forget the many long-awaited updates for the 2012 model that included new seats, steering wheel, and tires. But the C6 isn’t about to go out without at least some minor changes for its last year of production and will offer a new color and a few changes to the wheel packages.
As far as the colors go, the 2013 Vette will offer Night Race Blue — making it the third blue hue to join the sports car’s color palette. The C6 already offers two blues — one called Supersonic Blue Metallic (a $300 option) and a lighter blue introduced for the 2012 model year called Carlisle Blue Metallic. However, Carlisle Blue will not be offered for 2013.
In addition, several reports have pointed to the deletion of the Competition Gray wheels from the options list. These will be replaced by the Black Painted Aluminum wheels you see below.
And let’s not forget about the limited-production 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette 427 Convertible, powered by the no-introduction-needed LS7.
The GM Authority Take
The changes for the 2013 model year are nothing major, but they will undoubtedly appease many a Corvette enthusiast. We’ll let you know more about the changes to the 2013 Vettes as soon as we get our hands on the RPO codes for the new model.