General Motors may introduce three new exterior colors for the 2022 Corvette Stingray that will replace Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze.
The Corvette-obsessed folks over at Corvette Blogger recently stumbled upon some curious exterior color names on the website of a Corvette distributor in Prague, which is preparing for local distribution of the mid-engine sports car for the 2022 model year. These new exterior colors are referred to by the distributor as the following, with their alleged RPO codes in parentheses:
- Hypersonic Gray Metallic (RPO GA7)
- Caffeine Brown Metallic (RPO G48)
- Amplify Orange Tintcoat (RPO GC5)
Corvette Blogger believes these colors will replace Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze on the list of available colors for the 2022 Corvette. The site believes these names are actually the internal designations for these exterior colors, as the distributor’s webpage also refers to an exterior color called Tactical Red Tintcoat (RPO GPH) that carries the same RPO code as the existing Red Mist Metallic exterior color. So while these names may not be representative of the marketing names that GM will eventually assign these exterior colors, it is possible that new colors are on the way to replace Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze.
We also found another site that seems to be for a Corvette distributor located in Slovakia, which lists the exact same color names and RPO codes in a post that dates back to October 2020. That webpage also has photos of the 2021 Corvette exterior colors referred to by the “new” color names. This may suggest that the internal names for these colors are being used instead of the marketing names in certain countries. It therefore seems possible that these “new” colors are actually just the same 2021 model year exterior hues being referred to differently in countries where English isn’t the first language.
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