One of the big draws this weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event will be the unveiling of the 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, a special limited anniversary edition that will be offered on the 2018 Z06 and Grand Sport Models. Luckily for us, we were able to lay our eyes on the new car just a couple of days ahead of its official reveal.
Obviously the big question is what color is Ceramic Matrix Gray? I would say the color is best described as off-white or eggshell in color with just a tinge of blue. Having seen it in the sun, there is some metallic in the paint and while it’s not a true matte color in the traditional sense, that’s probably the effect when viewed indoors or out of the direct sunlight.
Here it is sandwiched between an Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport and a Blade Silver Corvette on the far side for comparison.
The “ZR1 Blue” colored calibers look great with the black aluminum wheels and the caliber’s color is the same as the graphics that appear on the front quarter panels above them.
The real star is the all the Carbon Fiber that is on the car with the hood showing the visible carbon fiber on the hood bulge, the carbon fiber visible roof and then all the aerodynamic bits and pieces. Against the Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior, it really pops.
We didn’t open the doors, but inside we could see the beautiful Jet Black Suede interior with blue stitching and the competition sport seats.
The package price for the Carbon 65 is priced at $15,000 and requires a 3LT Grand Sport or 3LZ Z06. Chevrolet will build the cars in both Coupe and Convertible models.
Chevrolet will offer 650 total Carbon 65 Editions and some of those will be exported. Hopefully we’ll have a better idea of the breakdown between Grand Sport and Z06 along with how many will be offered domestically.
We’ll do a deeper dive on the 2018 Carbon 65 Editions once the cars are officially revealed on Friday.
I was able to get a photo of the inside but was told to “Close the door!” before I could get a better photo of the new carbon fiber steering wheel which you can still see in this photo:
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