The 2023 Chevy Corvette Stingray adds two new colors to its palette, both only available with the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package: Pearl White Metallic Tricoat and Carbon Flash Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Carbon Flash hue.
Assigned RPO code GAR and touch-up paint code WA-501Q, Carbon Flash Metallic is one of 14 exterior colors offered on the high-performance sports car, which include:
- Accelerate Yellow Metallic
- Amplify Orange Tintcoat
- Arctic White
- Caffeine Metallic
- Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic
- Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
- Hypersonic Gray Metallic
- Rapid Blue
- Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat
- Silver Flare Metallic
- Torch Red
- Carbon Flash Metallic (new for 2022)
- White Pearl Metallic Tricoat (new for 2022)
Carbon Flash Metallic is a no-cost item that is only available on the 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package (Y70), which costs $5,995, and is only available on the 3LT trim level. The Carbon Flash hue is matched with optional Satin Black stripes, and can only be combined with one interior colorway – Ceramic White with Red stitching.
For reference, here are all 12 available interior colorways:
- Adrenaline Red
- Adrenaline Red Dipped
- Adrenaline Red/Jet Black
- Ceramic White with Red stitching
- Jet Black
- Jet Black/Adrenaline Red
- Jet Black/Sky Cool Gray
- Natural Dipped
- Sky Cool Gray
- Sky Cool Gray/Jet Black
- Tension Blue/Twilight Blue Dipped
The 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition is a limited-run version of the C8 Corvette that celebrates the nameplate’s 70th anniversary. The special package is available on both the Coupe and a Convertible body styles, and on the 2023 Corvette Stingray and 2023 Corvette Z06. The 70th anniversary package brings several upgrades over standard versions of each sports car, including cosmetic changes like unique badging, unique wheels, painted brake calipers, special seat upholstery, and other bits and pieces.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette rides on 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 eight cylinder engines connect to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that exclusively feeds the rear wheels.
Production of the 2023 Corvette Stingray is underway now at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky. As GM Authority covered prior, production officially began on May 23rd, 2022, after being pushed back from the previously-scheduled start date of May 16th. Order books for the 2023 Corvette Stingray opened on April 7th. The start of production for the 2023 Corvette Stingray 70th Anniversary Edition is currently set for mid-summer. Meanwhile, ordering and production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 has not yet commenced.
The issue can be fixed through an over-the-air update. Set to open to the public later next month.
The issue can be fixed through an over-the-air update.
Set to open to the public later next month.