As we get closer to the Corvette Museum’s Bash event where the Corvette Team will introduce the new 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 models, details about some of the changes and updates are beginning to emerge. Our new sponsor Rick “Corvette” Conti of Coughlin Chevrolet in Ohio has been digging though GM’s internal order system looking for any details of the 2016 Corvette and this week he finally hit pay-dirt!
First, we were correct in our assessment that two new colors were coming – one of which will be replacing the popular Velocity Yellow which is now on constraint. A new Yellow will be offered (RPO code GC6) and it looks like another shade of Red called Addiction Red Tint Code will be offered as well (RPO G1E). Convertibles will be getting two new color tops – Bastille Red and Night Shadow Blue. Conti believes the new Red may be part of a Special Edition Corvette.
An speaking of Special Editions, Rick says the Corvette Z06 will have more than one, including a C7.R Edition!
Inside the new Corvettes, two-tone seats will be offered as well as the option for Red or Yellow stitching.
Also for the interior, a new color will be offered – Spice Red. Other changes include Red seats with suede inserts and Black with suede seating surfaces. Rick believes these might be part of a Special Edition as well.
Also for the interior, the Z06’s upper level 3LZ Twilight Blue will be available on the Stingray next year and Brownstone will still be available as well.
One of the more intriguing RPO codes to return to 2016 is B92 “Carbon Fiber Hood”. The hoods are already made out of carbon fiber so does this mean it will be an exposed Carbon Fiber hood? Conti says he can already see many constraints on that option should that be the case.
There are a few new wheels coming for Z06 which was expected. Also for Z06 is a new decal package.
A new Stealth High Gloss Carbon Ornament will be available as will a new Fusion Gray Stinger decal for the hood and a new full-length satin black stripe.
Finally, Conti mentions these two RPOs – EFR is “Exterior Trim Carbon Flash” and EFV is “Exterior Trim High Gloss Spectra Gray”.
Full details of the new 2016 model year changes for the Corvette Stingray and Z06 will be made a the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event held Wednesday, April 22 though Saturday, April 25th.
CorvetteBlogger will be at the NCM Bash to cover all the exciting changes and will be posting information both in real-time as well as all the seminar videos that we can possibly attend will go up the week after the bash. And following the Bash, Corvette’s Product Manager Harlan Charles says the new 2016 Order Guide will be made available to dealers so look for that well.
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