General Motors earmarked September 6th as the start date for production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray earlier this summer. The production start date was subject to change due to various factors, including parts shortages and factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has now gone forth as scheduled.
The 3D visualizer for the 2022 Corvette Stingray went live in August, while the build your own tool (which includes pricing) will go live on September 14th at Chevrolet.com.
The 2022 model year ushers in the third model year for the C8 Corvette Stingray and introduces various equipment and powertrain updates. We’ve covered these changes and updates numerous times in the past, but to recap, they will include the following:
The 2022 model year deletions include:
- (G26) Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color
- (GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic exterior color
- (GUI) Zeus Bronze Metallic exterior color
- (VST) Illuminated sill plates, LPO
- (5DG) 19-inch front / 20-inch rear 5-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels, LPO
New features include:
- (G48) Caffeine Metallic exterior color
- (GA7) Hypersonic Gray Metallic exterior color
- (GC5) Amplify Orange Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost)
- (ZCR) IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition
- (TVS) Low rear spoiler and front splitter
- (WL0) Premium indoor car cover, Gray, fully rendered C8.R, LPO
- (5V7) Black Ground Effects, LPO
- (RYQ) Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim, LPO (not available at start of production)
- (5V5) High wing spoiler, Visible Carbon Fiber, LPO (not available at start of production)
The revisions will also include slight modifications to the 6.2L V8 LT2 engine, including updates to the fuel delivery and active fuel management systems, along with some minor alterations to the engine calibration. These updates were made to ensure the vehicle meets federal emissions standards. Nevertheless, the LT2 V8 will still produce 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard form, or 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque if the car is fitted with the optional Performance Exhaust system.
As GM Authority reported previously, the 2021 Corvette was the fastest-selling new vehicle in the U.S. during July of 2021, taking on average just seven days to sell. GM produced a total of 26,212 examples of the mid-engine sports car for the 2021 model year – up nearly 6,000 units from 2020.
Look for the 2022 Corvette to begin arriving at dealerships in the near future.