Chevrolet is set to debut the updated 2016 C7 Corvette at the upcoming National Corvette Museum Bash later this month, but if you’re feeling a bit impatient, Ohio Chevy dealer Coughlin Chevrolet has dug up some early info on the car through General Motors order guides.
Corvette Blogger first turned our attention towards Coughlin’s 2016 Corvette intel. According to the dealer, there will be a range of new body and interior colors, along with new colors for the convertible canvas roof. A new shade of yellow will replace the current Velocity Yellow shade, while a new red color called Addiction Red Tint Coat will also be on offer.
Convertible 2016 Corvettes will be offered with a Bastille Red canvas top or a Night Shadow Blue top. New colors for the interior include Spice Red and a new sueded black or sueded red option. Additionally, the Twilight Blue interior option will trickle down to standard cars from the C7 Z06 and the ability to choose either Red or Yellow stitching will return. As a side note, Coughlin believes some of these options will be part of a special edition package and may not be offered as standalone choices.
Other additional options for 2016 include two-tone seats, carbon flash and spectra grey exterior trim, a new full length Satin Black stripe, new wheel codes for both Stingray and Z06 models, and new exterior decals for the Z06. There’s also word of a carbon fiber hood option, however the C7 already has a carbon hood, leading Coughlin to wonder if an exposed carbon hood might be offered.
The most interesting nugget of info found lurking in the 2016 Corvette’s order guide was the brief mention of a C7.R Special Edition. It’s much too early to say what this might package might entail, however it will be exclusive to Z06 models. This could simply be a decal and color package, or (and we’re dreaming here) an even more track-focused Z06.
All should become clear once the 2016 C7 Corvette breaks cover at the NCM Bash.