The C8 Corvette Stingray is offered with an exclusive light blue exterior color called Rapid Blue, but the color won’t stay exclusive to the Vette for very long, with the 2022 Chevy Camaro also set to offer the eye-popping exterior color.
A 2022 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE will lead the field to green for the NASCAR Beef It’s What’s For Dinner 300 race from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Just like the C8 Corvette that will pace the Daytona 500 the following night, the Camaro pace car will feature a Rapid Blue body and red, white and black vinyl decals. The pace car gives us a sneak preview of what a 2022 Chevy Camaro will look like finished in Rapid Blue, because until now, only Corvettes have ever been finished in this head-turning hue.
A Rapid Blue Chevy Silverado 1500 RST will also pace Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ NextEra Energy 250 race. Unlike the Camaro, though, the Silverado won’t be receiving Rapid Blue as an official exterior color for the 2022 model year. That means this Rapid Blue pace truck could end up being one of the only Silverados that was finished in the color from the factory.
Rapid Blue was among the most popular exterior colors for the 2020 model year Corvette, accounting for six percent of all vehicles produced. Torch Red was the most popular color, achieving a 25 percent take-rate, followed by Arctic White (15 percent), Black (11.7 percent), Sebring Orange (6.8 percent) and Elkhart Lake Blue (6.7 percent).
The Chevy Camaro SS 1LE is well-equipped for pace car duties thanks to its 6.2L LT1 V8 engine and Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Race fans will be able to see the brightly painted Camaro on-track this Saturday night, when the NASCAR Xfinity Series will line up behind the pace car to take the green flag shortly after 5 p.m. EST.