It’s no secret that red is a hot color for the Chevrolet Corvette. In fact, Torch Red is once again the most popular exterior color option for the 2022 Corvette, according to statistics compiled by the National Corvette Museum.
The report states that 16.1 percent of 2022 model-year Corvettes sold were painted Torch Red, accounting for 4,147 total units. Next up was Arctic White, with 3,603 units of this color sold for a 13.9 percent take rate. Third place belonged to Hypersonic Gray, with 3,291 units sold for a 12.7 percent take rate, followed closely by Red Mist with 3,274 units, also with a 12.7 percent take rate. Caffeine Metallic was the least popular option with just 385 2022 Corvettes carrying the color, a take rate of just 1.5 percent.
There were three new paint colors introduced for the 2022 model year. Hypersonic Gray Metallic replaced Shadow Gray Metallic, while Amplify Orange Tintcoat took the place of Sebring Orange Tintcoat. The third was Caffeine Metallic replacing Zeus Bronze Metallic, which was also the least popular Corvette color for the 2021 model year.
|Hypersonic Gray Metallic||3,291||12.7|
|Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat||3,274||12.7|
|Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic||1,412||5.5|
|Amplify Orange Tintcoat||1,375||5.3|
|Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic||1,202||4.7|
|Accelerate Yellow Metallic||1,193||4.6|
|Silver Flare Metallic||922||3.6|
In total, 25,831 units of the 2022 Corvette were built. Of those, 12,380 were convertibles, and 13,451 were coupes. Buyers in the U.S. accounted for a whopping 91 percent of deliveries, with 23,503 units dispatched in the country. Canadian buyers secured 1,014 Corvettes, accounting for 3.9 percent of sales, and 693 Corvettes, or 2.7 percent, were shipped to buyers in Europe.