Owners of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 who would like to personalize their vehicle without spending a lot of money can do so by purchasing a set of optional wheel center caps. GM offers these in three designs, as follows:
- Black Wheel Center Caps With Gray Stingray Logo (RXJ)
- Silver Wheel Center Caps With Stingray Logo And Red Outline (RXH)
- Jake Logo Wheel Center Caps (5ZC)
All of the above are Genuine Corvette Accessories, which gives the owner a choice of two ways forward. One is to buy them for $50 each and fit them personally. However, for those who doubt their ability to fit wheel center caps, or have other reasons for preferring that someone else do this, the caps are also offered as LPOs, which means they can be installed by the dealer, at a cost of $250 for a set of four.
The caps are available for both Coupe and Convertible versions of the Corvette C8, and in all three of the current trim levels, namely 1LT, 2LT and 3LT.
Corvette wheel center cap enthusiasts are undoubtedly aware that availability has all but collapsed in recent years. As recently as the 2019 model year, no fewer than six center cap options – double the present number – were offered for the Corvette C7.
|2019 Corvette C7||2021 Corvette C8|
|Number of optional wheel center caps||6||3|
|Proportion of 2019 optional wheel center cap availability||100%||50%|
The reason for the dramatic 50 percent downturn is that the Corvette C7 was offered with chrome wheels, which had their own range of center caps. However, public tastes have changed, and GM decided it was not worth making chrome wheels available for the C8, so there was no need to design center caps suitable for them.