The 2022 Corvette Stingray is the third model year for the latest eighth-generation Corvette C8, offered with just a few minor changes and updates compared to the preceding 2021 Corvette Stingray. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at this 2022 Corvette Stingray equipped with a variety of carbon fiber accessories, as detailed in the follow Live Photo Gallery.
This particular model was captured on the floor of the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and is covered in Arctic White paint (paint code G8G). Before we launch into the photos, it’s worth clarifying the difference between carbon fiber and carbon flash. The former is a type of material with a “weave” pattern commonly used for lightweight components on sports cars, whereas carbon flash is a type of paint finish used with the Corvette C8 that incorporates a black color and some sparkle. Despite the name, Carbon Flash does not necessarily incorporate carbon fiber material.
Let’s start up front, where we find this 2022 Corvette Stingray rocking the Stingray R Graphics Package (RPO code SB7), which includes Corvette Racing Themed Graphics with the skull-face Jake logo and Stingray R logo, enhancing the front end of the vehicle with a thick black stripe that runs between the windshield and crossed flags logo in the nose.
This model is also equipped with a Visible Carbon Fiber grille insert (RPO code RZ9), which combines carbon fiber with the Carbon Flash paint finish. This particular application includes a vertical carbon flash accent to the left of the front intake, as well as a horizontal carbon fiber accent and carbon flash central piece – a combination which some may consider a bit odd when examined closely.
Moving to the sides, this Corvette C8 runs a set of outside mirror covers in visible carbon fiber (RPO code 5JR), which complement a set Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects (RPO code 5VM). To note, this latter bit currently requires the IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition (RPO code ZCR).
In back, we see this 2022 Corvette equips a carbon fiber cross brace and Edge Red strut brace, neither of which are currently available as accessories for customers.
Further upgrades for this particular model not pictured here include suede inserts for the front trunk (frunk) and rear trunk in Jet Black, a high wing spoiler in visible carbon fiber (RPO code 5V5), a removable carbon fiber roof panel (RPO code C2Z), and the carbon fiber interior trim package, which includes carbon fiber trim for the cluster-surround and console/door switch plates.
As a reminder, the 2022 Corvette Stingray is motivated by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the 2022 Corvette Stingray rides on the Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.