The 2024 Corvette drops in as the fifth model for the eighth-gen sports car, offering a few updates and changes compared to the preceding 2023 model year, including the debut of the Corvette C8 E-Ray. Notably, the 2024 Corvette also introduces several new exterior paint options. That said, GM Authority has learned that each of these new paint options will be under heavy constraint at production start.
According to GM Authority sources, all three of the new paint options offered for the 2024 Corvette will be under constraint when new units start rolling off the line next month, including 2024 Corvette Stingray models and 2024 Corvette Z06 models.
The three new paint options introduced for the 2024 Corvette include Riptide Blue Metallic (paint code GJV), Cacti Green (paint code GVR), and Sea Wolf Gray Tricoat (paint code GXA). No units will be painted in Cacti Green, while very few units will be painted in Riptide Blue Metallic and Sea Wolf Gray Tricoat. The three new paint options introduced for the 2024 model year replace three exterior paint options offered previously for the 2023 model year, specifically Caffeine Metallic (paint code G48), Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic (paint code GS7), and White Pearl Metallic Tricoat (paint code G1W).
It’s unclear at this time how long the constraint will last and if the constraint will be lifted once production of 2024 Corvette E-Ray begins October 23rd. Production of the 2024 Corvette Stingray and 2024 Corvette Z06 begins September 11th, as GM Authority covered previously. All C8 Corvette variants are produced at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
The destination freight charge for the 2024 Corvette is now more expensive than that of the 2023 Corvette, with the DFC now up $200 to $1,595 for the 2024 model year.
As a reminder, the 2024 Corvette Stingray features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, while the 2024 Corvette Z06 features the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine. The 2024 Corvette E-Ray combines the 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine with a front-mounted electric motor, making it the first hybrid-powered, all-wheel-drive Corvette ever offered from the factory.