On display at the 2014 North American Auto Show, this 2015 Corvette Z06 that we thought was Cyber Gray turns out to be a new color for 2015. It wasn’t something that jumped out at us until this morning when the show cars were repositioned and the new 2015 Z06 was side-by-side with a 2014 Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray.
We spoke with Corvette Exterior Manager Kirk Bennion about the colors and he confirmed with us that 2014 will be the last year for the popular Cyber Gray. In 2015, the yet un-named color will be take its place.
GM uses different names internally than what we know, and the internal color name is called “Fusion Gray”. Bennion says they are still working on the official name but two names he mentioned are “Shark Gray” and “Tiger Shark Gray”.
You can see the difference between the two colors with the “Shark Gray” being a much lighter shade of gray than the Cyber Gray.
In addition to Cyber Gray going away, we also learned that this will indeed be the last year for Velocity Yellow. Although the new Corvette Z06 and C7.R show car introduced yesterday at NAIAS were Velocity Yellow, the 2015 Z06 will be wearing the new color when it goes into production in late 2014 or early 2015.
However, you will be able to see a preview of the new Yellow which will appear on Corvette Racing’s C7.Rs at Daytona later this month.
The C7.R shown at NAIAS is considered a show car but those in Daytona will be the real deal and they will feature the new yellow. Bennion said they since the C7.Rs were making their official debut in Daytona and throughout 2014, it made more sense to go ahead and race then in the new yellow so it wouldn’t have to be changed next year.
Part of the reasoning is that not only are the C7.Rs Yellow, but so are the three transport trucks, the crew’s tool chests and just about anything with a Jake logo.
The new yellow was described to us as being brighter than the current velocity yellow and we have no doubt that the C7.Rs will wear it well for their 2014 TUDOR USCC campaign.
What do you think of the new Gray and the change in Yellows? Let us know in the comments!
The second new color for 2015 was not a new yellow as we were told. The new shade is called Daytona Sunrise Orange and is similar to the Daytona Sunset Orange that appeared on C6s in 2005 and 2006.