As previously reported by GM Authority, the 2024 Corvette is set to begin production on September 5th, 2023. As the fifth model year of the mid-engined Vette, the 2024 C8 is highlighted by the introduction of the electrified 2024 Corvette E-Ray, along with minor updates across the entire model range. One of these changes is related to the Carbon Flash Metallic paint job.
As background, the Carbon Flash Metallic (color code GAR) hue was originally introduced on the 2023 Corvette. However, it was exclusively available on units equipped with the 70th Anniversary Special Edition (RPO code Y70) package, which itself was optional only on Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ trim levels.
Now, Carbon Flash Metallic will be available across all trim levels and configurations of the 2024 Corvette. In addition, this paint job is compatible with a wide range of interior colorways:
- Adrenaline Red
- Adrenaline Red Dipped
- Artemis (new for 2024)
- Jet Black
- Natural Dipped
- Sky Cool Gray
- Tension Blue/Twilight Blue Dipped
It’s worth noting that the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition package was also available in the White Pearl Metallic Tricoat (G1W) paint color. However, this shade will be dropped for the 2024 model year.
As a reminder, the 2024 Corvette will available in one of three flavors, the C8 Stingray, C8 Z06, or C8 E-Ray. The 2024 Stingray will be powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard form. Meanwhile, the 2024 Z06 will feature the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the 2024 E-Ray will combine the aforementioned LT2 engine with an electric motor on the front axle to bring total output up to 655 horsepower.
Under the skin, all C8 Corvette variants ride on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.