The retirement of Jetstream Blue Metallic in 2011 leaves the door open for GM to offer a new color for the 2012 Corvette and today we are pleased to bring you its replacement: Carlisle Blue Metallic. The new color is an existing Chevy color called “Ice Blue Metallic” and can be seen on the 2011 Cruze. We think the color reminds us of the 1982 color called Silver Blue Metallic or the Light Blue Metallic offered in 1984-85.
The 2012 Chevrolet Color chart was posted on Kerbeck Corvette’s blog and shows the following colors:
- Arctic White
- Blade Silver
- Inferno Orange
- Velocity Yellow
- Cyber Gray
- Torch Red
- Crystal Red
- Supersonic Blue
- Carbon Flash
- Carlisle Blue
We also sent a note to Lance Miller of the famous “Corvettes at Carlisle” show that was the inspiration for the name of the color and here is what he had to say:
LIFE IS GOOD! When I first found out about the new “Carlisle Blue” offered for the 2012 Corvette I was blown away. It was a true honor to have Chevrolet recognize Carlisle Events and of course Corvettes at Carlisle through a color, we’ve always appreciated the working relationship we’ve had with Chevrolet and we certainly appreciate the name behind the new color. Now that it’s public knowledge I’m even more excited than ever… not only is it a cool color, but it’s a beautiful color. I’m eager to see a real live sample on a Corvette – hmmm… possibly on display during Corvettes at Carlisle – August 26-28, 2011?! Time will tell… Everyone on the Carlisle team is excited about the new color, I let them know earlier today and the excitement spread quickly!
Regarding colors for 2012, one of the questions we have for the Corvette Team members when we see them at Bowling Green in a couple weeks is in regards to the new Carbon Flash Black Metallic. Our current understanding is that the Carbon Flash will only be available on the Centennial Package and is not available for ordering separately. I also noticed that “Black” is not a listed color as well. As soon as we clear this up, we’ll let you know.
Information on the 2012 Corvettes continues to trickle out so stay tuned to CorvetteBlogger.com as we will bring you the latest news from Detroit and Bowling Green.
Kerbeck Corvette’s blog
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