The mid-engine Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray’s popular Z51 Performance Package has received a price increase with the introduction of the 2022 model year. Pricing for the 2022 Corvette Z51 Performance Package is set at $6,345, an increase of $350 compared to the package’s $5,995 price tag for the 2021 model year.
As before, the Z51 Performance Package is available on all trim levels of the 2022 Corvette Stingray. The package adds a host of go-faster content, including (relevant RPO code listed in parentheses):
- Z51performance brakes (J55)
- Z51 performance suspension (FE3)
- Performance exhaust (NPP)
- Performance rear axle ratio (GM7)
- Electronic Limited Slip Differential (G96)
- Z51 rear spoiler, front splitter (T0A)
- 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, blackwall, high performance tires (XFQ)
- Heavy-duty cooling system (V08)
The base-model 2022 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe starts at $62,195, including destination freight charge, an increase of $1,200 compared to base-model 2021 Corvette Stingray Coupe models, which start at $60,995, including destination freight charge. Interested fans and potential customers can check it out on the official 2022 Corvette Stingray online visualizer, which is now live.
The latest 2022 Corvette Stingray introduces only a handful of small updates and changes over the 2021 model year, including minor revisions to the C8’s 6.2 V8 LT2 engine with regard to fuel delivery and active fuel management, as well as minor alterations to the engine calibration. Output, however, remains unchanged, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when fitted with the optional factory performance exhaust system.
The 2022 Corvette Stingray also deletes the 5DG Pewter-painted wheel option. Offered for the 2021 model year as an LPO-level option, the 5DG Pewter-painted wheels feature the same five-open-spoke design as the standard Q8P wheels, but with a subtle bronze finish.
Finally, the 2022 Corvette Stingray introduces the new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, a limited-run special edition model that celebrates the C8’s championship win in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Series.