Since the Chevy Corvette C8 debuted for the 2020 model year, it’s been offered with a selection of 12 different exterior paint options. Now, with the introduction of the 2023 Corvette, that paint options list expands to 14 thanks to the addition of the new 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition is a limited-run version of the C8 Corvette that celebrates the nameplate’s 70th anniversary, offered in both a Coupe and a Convertible body style. The Anniversary Edition is also available for both the 2023 Corvette Stingray and 2023 Corvette Z06.
Upgrades over standard versions of the sports car include cosmetic changes like unique badging, painted brake calipers, special seat upholstery, and other bits and pieces. Notably, the 70th Anniversary Edition is also offered in two unique exterior colors, namely White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat, matched with optional Satin Gray stripes, and Carbon Flash Metallic, matched with optional Satin Black stripes.
The two unique exterior colors for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition join 12 other exterior color options for the mid-engine Vette. The other 12 options include (relevant paint code listed in parentheses):
- Caffeine Metallic (G48)
- Arctic White (G8G)
- Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic (G9F)
- Hypersonic Gray Metallic (GA7)
- Black (GBA)
- Amplify Orange Tintcoat (GC5)
- Accelerate Yellow Metallic (GD0)
- Torch Red (GKZ)
- Rapid Blue (GMO)
- Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat (GPH)
- Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic (GS7)
- Silver Flare Metallic (GSJ)
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette rides on top of the Y2 platform, with the C8 Corvette Stingray featuring the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and the C8 Corvette Z06 featuring the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines connect to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that exclusively feeds the rear wheels. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green facility in Kentucky.