The 2022 Corvette Stingray arrives as the third model year of the latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8, introducing a handful of changes and updates for the mid-engine sports car. Among these is deletion of the 5DG Pewter-painted wheel option.
The 5DG Pewter-painted wheel for the Chevrolet Corvette was offered as an LPO-level option, which means the wheels were delivered to and installed by the dealer, rather than installed on the vehicle at the factory.
The 5DG Pewter-painted wheels feature the same five-open-spoke design as the standard C8 Corvette Stingray wheels (Q8P), but with a subtle bronze finish, unlike the silver-painted finish of the standard five-open-spoke wheels. Sizing is staggered at 19 by 8.5 inches in front, and 20 inches by 11 inches in the rear, with pricing set at $2,695. Availability included all three trim levels.
In addition to deletion of the 5DG Pewter-painted wheels, the 2022 Corvette Stingray also introduces a handful of new exterior color options, including Hypersonic Gray Metallic (GA7), Amplify Orange Tintcoat (G48), and Caffeine Metallic (GC5), which will replace Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze on the 2022 Corvette Stingray paint options list. The new model year will also introduce a few new interior color combinations, while the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine will introduce a few small revisions to the the fuel delivery and fuel management systems, plus small alterations to the engine calibration.
In addition, the 2022 model year was expected to usher in the higher-performance C8 Corvette Z06, but due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of the go-faster C8 Z06 has been pushed back to the 2023 model year. When it does arrive, the new Z06 will feature the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6, featuring 32 valves and a flat-plane crank, with output estimated around 600 horsepower.