After seeing the Carbon Flash Metallic paint up close and in person, I was blown away at the sparkle and shine that radiates from the car under the bright Kentucky sunshine. It’s a spectacular color that lends itself well to Corvettes and should cause a lot of buyers to plunk down the extra cash for the 1-year special edition Corvette. At the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash on Friday morning, the first three Corvettes of 2012, all Centennial Editions, were unveiled in front of a crowd of Corvette owners and enthusiasts.
Members of the Corvette Team that participated in the reveal were Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Product Manager Harlan Charles, exterior designer Kirk Bennion and interior designer Craig Sass.
Following the reveal, we did a walk around of each of the three cars starting with the Grand Sport Convertible, then the Z06 in the middle and ending with the ZR1.
The good news about the Carbon Flash metallic paint is that is doesn’t contain Xirallic, the shiny pigment used in some metallic-based paints. If you remember, the world’s only Xirallic factory was damaged in the Japanese earth quake and tsunami, not to mention the third whammy of being located near the damaged Fukashima nuclear reactors. The loss of the pigment shut down production of Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Metallic painted Corvettes for the rest of 2011.
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