2017 Corvette Order Guide Details New Corvette Options and Colors

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2017 Corvette Order Guide Details New Corvette Options and Colors


Changing up how they normally release the new information on the latest Corvette, Chevrolet has published the 2017 Corvette Guide in advance of this week’s reveal of the new model year at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event. So there will definitely be some spoiler information discussed if you want to wait. But for those that want all the latest details for the 2017 Corvette, let’s dive in!

You can click here to download the 2017 Corvette Order Guide.

First things first. Chevrolet has only published information on the 2017 Stingray and Grand Sport Models. The 2017 Z06 information will apparently be made available at a later date. Chevrolet will start the Stingray and Grand Sport production in June and Z06 Corvettes will start up in early September. But with the first order window opening for the 2017 Corvette right around the corner, the 2017 Order Guide will assist dealers and buyers on what can be ordered.

Chevrolet had already made the biggest news by unveiling the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The Grand Sport is the marriage of the naturally aspirated LT1 of the Stingray’s Z51 model with the widebody design of the Z06 body. A special limited Collector’s Edition will also be offered.

The previous C6 Corvette Grand Sport replaced the base Corvette’s Z51 option and there was speculation if the Stingray Z51 model would be going away for C7 as well.

The good news this time around is that that Chevrolet is keeping the Z51 Stingray model and so now there are two Stingrays, the base and Z51 and the Grand Sport models will be offered with the Z51 as the base and the Z07 Performance Package. When you add the Coupe and Convertible body styles, that’s eight different configurations for the Stingray and Grand Sport.

Since colors are a major topic of interest, we’ll go there next. Four new colors are set for the 2017 Corvette. We already told you about the return of Admiral Blue and the new Grand Sport Collector’s Edition will feature Watkins Glen Gray Metallic. The two other new Corvette colors are Sterling Blue Metallic and what appears to be the return of purple to the color palette with Black Rose Metallic.

Chevrolet will still be offering a full compliment of graphic packages for the Stingray and Grand Sport. A Satin Black hood stinger is listed a new for 2017 but the interesting colors are the Grand Sport’s Hash Marks. They will available in seven different colors: Tension Blue, Hyper Green, Yellow, Volcano Orange, Torch Red, Gray and Carbon Flash Metallic.

Returning in 2017 are the same three design packages that were available on the 2016 Corvette. Spice Red, Black Suede and Twilight Blue all come back and are now offered on both the Stingray and Grand Sport Models.

As far as changes to the interior, we only see one new option coming and one going. Coming is the ability to change the seat belt colors to Red in addition to the standard black. Going away will be the Brownstone interior color.

Pursuing the wheels sections and it looks like all the same wheels from 2016 will carry over to the 2017 Corvette models.

So to sum it up, the Grand Sport is the major attraction in 2017 Corvette and with four new colors available including some wild hash mark stripes for the Grand Sport.

If you are still going to the National Corvette Museum’s Bash this week, Chevrolet will hopefully have the new cars and colors on display and perhaps there will be a few easter eggs left to find!


Source:
Chevrolet.com

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Did the corvette get the 10 speed for the automatic transmission , I think that’s the most important question! Although I still don’t know why anyone would buy a automatic corvette.

  2. Because a manual in bumper to bumper traffic every single day isn’t fun! Plus automatics shift faster and get better mpg now.

  3. Automatics do not get better gas mileage…that is why the new C7 Z06 with the automatic gets to pay the “gas guzzler tax’ and the 7-speeed manual does not

  4. Hey Joe, automatics do get better gas mileage than manuals these days, just not in the Corvette. That’s why you won’t be seeing manuals in cars anymore, they can’t achieve good enough mpg numbers like an eight speed or ten speed transmission can. Not to mention how much faster an automatic can shift vs how fast you can shift.

  5. So if automatics get better gas mileage why is the gas guzzler tax applied to the auto Z06 and not the manual Z06? I paid the $1500 guzzler tax for the auto and glad I did. Would never go back to the manual. I’ll be passing you as you shift from 1st to second.

  6. Any information on the new Watkins Glenn Gray compared to Shark and Cyber? Also curious on the spoiler for the new GS base.

  7. Because as I stated in the comment above yours , in the Corvette the automatic doesn’t get better gas mileage than the manual.But in almost any other car where both are offered, which is becoming more rare these days, the automatic almost always gets better mpg and is faster. And considering that I own three ZO6’s myself, two manuals and one automatic, I highly doubt that you will be passing me anytime soon!

  8. D.V. I owned one of the first 2015 Z06 purchased in Dec.2014. A manual shift as the autos weren’t available yet I now own a 2016 Auto Z. If you own a manual I will surely be passing you. You are no different then the rest of them. Like I said watch me go by you as you are pulling that 1st shift.

  9. Hey David, No. I have the eight speed automatic as well. After two ZO6’s with manuals I was happy to see that an automatic would be an option. Have fun with your ZO6! No matter which transmission you prefer it’s still a great car!

  10. My plié 2007 turns a whopping 3300 rpm at 165 mph, not too bad, I love to shift when I want to, and if I want to. Is it a hot rod without a manual shifter? Go cat go!

  11. What !!! No tension blue interior option on grand sport corvette. ??? White ex with that interior ( or black ) would be great !!! Maybe the color override (D30) can be used on the collectors option so you can get a white one

  12. I have been told that twilight blue colour option package is not available when selecting Sterling Blue Metallic. Is this true and what would the reasoning be for GM for this decision.

  13. i have a 2016 corvette z06, and my biggest disappointment with the car, is that an HD radio and an CD player are not available with them. virtually every other car company in the world has them standard or optional. i would seriously consider buying a new 2017 corvette z06 if the HD radio and CD player were available as an in dash unit. ( after all the medium average age for a corvette buyer is 53 years of age ) I’m certainly not going to convert my hundreds of CDS to an iPod.

  14. I am considering trading my 2015 shark grey z51 convertible for a new 2016 z06 convertible left over. Any thoughts on the new race yellow color? I’d like to have something different but not be an albatros when I go to sell it down the road.

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