When the Bowling Green Assembly Plant closed at the end of July, it officially marked the end of Black Rose Metallic as an exterior color for the 2018 model year Corvette. The color was a throwback to the exterior of the same name that was offered from 1992-1994 C4 Corvettes.
Black Rose Metallic returned in 2017 for the C7 Corvette and it was very well received by Corvette enthusiasts looking to break away from the traditional Black/Red/White exteriors.
Now that production has ended, we reached out to our friends on the Corvette Team who offered up these final production statistics for the color.
For 2018, a total of 219 Corvettes were painted Black Rose Metallic and they break down to a total of 165 Coupes and 54 Convertibles. As of the close of the Corvette Assembly Plant in July, a total of 6,469 Corvettes were built for 2018 and Black Rose represents 3.38% of that production. That percentage will drop once 2018 Corvette production resumes in November.
Here’s Black Rose Metallic’s production statistics for 2017-2018 Corvettes:
In place of Black Rose Metallic, Chevrolet will be offering a new color called Sebring Orange which made its debut at Corvettes at Carlisle. The color will be offered beginning in December.
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