The price tag of $62,195 is an increase of $1,200 compared to base-model 2021 Chevy Corvette Coupes, which start at $60,995, including destination freight charge. Meanwhile, 2022 Corvette Convertible models start at $69,695, including destination freight charge, which is also an increase of $1,200 compared to equivalent 2021 model-year vehicles, with 2021 Corvette Convertibles starting at $68,495, including destination freight charge. Note that prices listed do not include tax, title, license, dealer fees, or optional equipment.
Dealer orders for the 2022 Corvette will open up July 1st, with production ramping up at the GM Bowling Green Assembly facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky late in the third quarter of the 2021 calendar year.
Updates for the 2022 model year include the all-new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, which pays homage to the Corvette C8.R race car’s dominate performance in the 2020 IMSA sports car championship series. The 2022 model year also introduces a new low-profile rear spoiler and Z51 design front splitter for non-Z51 models, plus three new exterior colors, namely Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat.
The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine is once again found behind the cabin space, this time with new fueling updates, updated engine calibration, and improved Active Fuel Management. Engine output remains unchanged, rated at 490 horsepower, or 495 horsepower when equipped with the factory performance exhaust system. Muscle is routed to the rear axle through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, with the sprint from standstill to 60 mph taking 2.9 seconds in models equipped with the Z51 performance package.
Three trim levels are once again offered, including the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. Magnetic Ride Control suspension is now available either with or without the Z51 package.