2022 Corvette Gets New Caffeine Metallic Color: First Look31
Chevy’s 2022 Corvette offers a total of 12 exterior colors, three of which are new: Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Amplify Orange Tintcoat, and Caffeine Metallic, while deleting Sebring Orange Tintcoat, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Zeus Bronze Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Caffeine hue.
Assigned RPO code G48 and touch-up paint code WA-613G, Caffeine Metallic is one of five warm hues available for the 2022 Corvette, along with Amplify Orange Tintcoat, Accelerate Yellow Metallic, Torch Red, and Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat. Caffeine is also one of six metallic hues.
For reference, the 2022 Corvette color palette includes the following 12 exterior color options:
- Caffeine Metallic
- Arctic White
- Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic
- Hypersonic Gray Metallic
- Amplify Orange Tintcoat
- Accelerate Yellow Metallic
- Torch Red
- Rapid Blue
- Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat
- Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
- Silver Flare Metallic
The new Caffeine Metallic color is included in the base price of the 2022 Corvette. Caffeine Metallic is available with all interior color combinations and all trim levels. In our opinion, Silver Flare Metallic would pair nicely with the Jet Black, Natural, and Sky Cool Gray interior color combinations.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Trim Levels:
- Stingray Coupe (1LT, 2LT, 3LT)
- Stingray Convertible (1LT, 2LT, 3LT)
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Color Combinations:
- Jet Black
- Sky Cool Gray
- Adrenaline Red
- Natural Dipped
- Tension with Twilight Blue Dipped
- Morello Red Dipped
- Sky Cool Gray with Strike Yellow
Production of the 2022 Corvette began at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in early September 2021. Recently, the facility was running at a lower capacity than usual during the first week of November due to a parts shortage. That said, availability of the 2022 models in the new Caffeine Metallic hue at the dealer level is scarce, which will likely continue being the case until supply catches up with demand. As early as June 2021, demand for the Corvette C8 has outpaced supply by a substantial margin.
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That’s the kind of “coffee” that will awaken anyone!
I think I need to see this up close and personal to really offer an opinion.
Usually in person it looks pretty good
Pleased to see that Morello Red Dipped is now available for 2022 models. I assume this is the same as the photos of the Z08 with the all red interior.
Genius move by the marketing department. Paint it sh*t brown to highlight the crap transmission!
C’mon GM, get on the ball, and get the issue resolved already! I’m waiting for a reliable transmission before I place my order for a C8. Perhaps when the DCTs are made in St. Catherine, Ontario?
Nah – not quite s**t brown. My wife once had a ’76 Triumph TR6. Now that was dogs**t brown. And THAT was a crappy transmission too.
I have ’21 Z51 and I think the transmission is absolutely awesome on the road. I’ve also tracked the car (not mine) at Spring Mountain and put it through it’s paces. Flawless shifts. I have found that if you acknowledge that it’s essentially a manual transmission – except having computer controlled clutches, it’s very acceptable. If you relate any of the little idiosyncrasies it has to driving a stick – I think – they’re very logically explained – perhaps even expected. BUT, if you’re looking for a true automatic – not so much.
This “absolutely awesome” transmission is the subject of a NHTSA recall, are you aware of that?
Failures have been reported in as little as a few hundred miles.
My comments were based on my experiences and I have had no problems.
I was aware that NHTSA was “investigating” an issue with the TR-9080 transmission but not about any recall. And… as an owner I have not received any recall notices.
I’m not defending premature failures or design/manufacturing flaws to the extent they exist. But ya know, when I ordered my C8, I accepted that there was a higher potential for problems with the first iteration of any model. I took the chance. Perhaps I’m one of the lucky ones – but I nothing bad to say about the car or tranny.
The fact that transmissions are failing in low mileage, new cars can be attributed to inadequately testing a new design. A reprehensible action on GMs part, attributable to a complete disregard for customer satisfaction, and corporate greed.
Are you always so negative? I wonder if you even own a C8.
Negativity is the correct response towards car manufacturers who sell poor quality vehicles. As I previously stated, I will not place an order for a C8 until the Corvette is equipped with a thoroughly tested, reliable transmission.
FYI… GM probably doesn’t want you either.
They’ll take money from anyone …
Upvote for the comeback, but I don’t see early failures as a bad outcome.
The bad outcome would be something like the CT6 transmission, where issues appear late in the warranty cycle.
My Chrysler 200S had nasty early 9-speed trans issues, and FCA eventually fixed them with TCM firmware updates – unfortunately too late for the auto mags to take a second look and save sales. It now runs great when mated to a V6.
I’m sure GM will miss you. By the way, Tremac makes the transmission, not GM
First of all John, there is no transmission company called “Tremac”
The TREMEC TR-9080 DCT was jointly engineered by Tremec and GM engineers.
Secondly, GM has already announced moving transmission production to the GM plant in St.Catherines, Ontario, so it will no longer be produced by Tremec.
ZA, look up Tremec Corp. I am a supplier to them at their Mexico facility.
Tremec transmission corp bought Borg Warner manual transmission division ( Muncie Indiana) in 1995. LOOK IT UP before you pretend to know what you are talking about.
John, you claim to be a Tremec supplier, yet I had to educate you on the proper spelling of the company name. Perhaps if Tremec’s suppliers were functionally literate, the quality would improve.
The fact that Tremec took over Borg Warner transmission production in 1995 is entirely irrelevant to your position.
GM Authority posted on Nov. 12 that production of the TR 9080 would be transferred to Ontario.
I would urge you to substantiate the facts, before you posit an argument.
You would never see a high performance sports car from Italy painted such an ugly color. Please design staff, just go back and steal some tones from the 50’s if you R that desperate.
I think great that they are offering interesting colors instead of just black, white, silver. If you don’t like the color, don’t order it. 12 colors on a relatively low production car is fantastic. And they change them out so you can have a fairly unique color since it may only last a year or two. But this is a forum, so of course there will be complainers.
I agree that the C8 is offered in many interesting colors, but brown is not one of them.
FYI, caffeine is white, so GM got that wrong too.
Yes caffeine is white, the molecule isolated. Almost all the common carriers are dark, chocolate, and coffee being very dark and tea being a variety of brown shades.
Caffeine metallic? Please. It’s brown. Just brown. And brown is for UPS trucks.
ATTENTION C8 OWNERS: Be aware that your Complimentary First Service at 7500 miles is only honored for
12 months or 999,999 miles, whichever comes first. Check your warranty book.
I was shocked to be told by the Dealer that little gm would NOT pay for my “Complimentary Service” at 7350 miles because I was 12 DAYS beyond the warranty period.
No help from the Dealer. No help from Chevrolet Customer Service.
I am currently at war with little gm– no resolution yet.
Not true Oil change is good for 2 years and includes transmission oil filter
Actually, it WAS absolutely true, until Chevy very recently changed it to two years. I had to have mine done on my 2021 at 5,500 mils to fall within the 12 months.
It used to be that going to the dentist was the most painful experience. Seems that car manufacturers and dealers are changing my opinion. 😂
waiting on list for 2022 corvette would love the orange–bought my first corvette in 2019 for my 80th birthday–love it as my son and grandsons do—only have owned GM cars and will not drive anything else. Pat
A BROWN sports car ????? Looks like someone in R&D spent way too much time out in the paint shop ! Smelling the fumes . #UGLY lol
Eye of the Beholder- still waiting for mine
I truly miss Hawaiian Orchid. It would be great to see that color on such a beautiful car!