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First Look: 2015 Corvette’s New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2014

First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior

When GM’s Corvette Team came to Corvettes at Carlisle last weekend, they were unable to bring a fully painted Corvette wearing a new for 2015 color called Daytona Orange Sunrise. But they did bring an example of the new color in the form of a painted fuel door.

Now granted, a painted fuel door isn’t the best way to judge a new color but we’ll take what we can get until we can see a fully painted Corvette. Also, Daytona Orange Sunrise needs to be seen in the sun to really get an understanding of how the metallic will shine and sunshine was another commodity that was in short supply at this year’s Carlisle show.

We did manage to grab some pics of the new color and we’ll also share this photo from the Simply Corvettes group on Facebook which shows the fuel door next to a 2005 Corvette wearing Daytona Orange Sunset.

First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior
First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior
First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior First Look: 2015 Corvette's New Daytona Orange Sunrise Exterior  

When Daytona Orange Sunset first became available on Corvettes in 2005, it was the 6th most popular color that year with 2,379 Corvettes painted. Just over 6% of Corvettes in the C6s inaugural year wear Daytona Orange Sunset Metallic. In 2006, it dropped to just 930 Corvettes out of 34,021 produced making it the rarest color with 2.7% of total 2006 Corvette production. In 2007, it was replaced with Atomic Orange.

I think we’ll see something similar in 2015 with the new color being popular its first year out and then tapering off after that. Other than the early seventies, Orange has always been a low to mid-level color choice among buyers and we expect that trend to continue with Orange on the C7 Stingray.


Photo Credit: Simply Corvettes group on Facebook

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