We just completed Day One of our three days at the National Corvette Museum for the annual Bash event. No 2016 Corvettes were on display today and several potential 2016s had the C7.R car cover we first spotted at SEMA last year. So you can imagine our excitement when Bowling Green Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche showed up at the end of the day with a 2016 Corvette Stingray in the new Corvette Racing Yellow.
The big reveal of all the 2016 Corvette information comes tomorrow morning. So any questions or comments about what we are seeing on the plant managers car is still classified and unofficial. However, we will make some educated guesses now and then clean up whatever we learn at tomorrow’s reveal.
For yellow car fans, the Corvette Racing yellow shines very bright. Still not sure how it compares to the 2015’s Velocity Yellow until we get two cars next to each other. But it is very nice and it’s a great tribute to have the color named after the factory-backed Corvette C7.Rs.
Crawling around the car, we noticed several changes right away and now you should all be very excited.
On the front grill, we spotted two cameras that are mounted on each side. We believe these are park assist cameras which will hopefully mean no more broken splitters when pulling into a parking spot. This is probably one of the most requested customer updates based on the fact that we’ve heard it requested from owners at various shows and it looks like the Corvette Team has delivered.
The other major difference that we could easily spot on the 2016 Corvette Stingray was a flat-bottomed steering wheel. It’s the same as the steering wheel in the Z06 but obviously doesn’t say Z06 at the bottom. The wheel we saw was wrapped in suede but as the sun was shining directly on the window it was hard to get a good photo.
We’ve heard about some other changes and updates but we’re going to wait until the reveal so that we’re sharing only those changes we’ve seen.
New 2016 Corvette Colors Revealed!
The 2015 National Corvette Museum Bash is April 23rd-25th
Changes and Updates to the 2016 Corvette Begin to Emerge
[RUMOR] Is Velocity Yellow on the Way Out for the 2016 Corvette?