OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06

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OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06


On Friday Morning at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event, Chevrolet officially revealed the changes and updates that will be available on the 2016 Corvette. In addition to a number of new features and upgrades, two new colors will be available as well as three special design packages and a Corvette Z06 C7.R special edition.

The two color changes for 2016 are the addition of Corvette Racing Yellow and Long Beach Red. They are replacing Velocity Yellow and Crystal Red Metallic. The new yellow appears to be a bit brighter while the Long Beach Red is a throwback to the 2003 Anniversary Red or 2006-07s Monterey Red.


Three Design Packages are making their debut in 2016. They are called Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede. The Design Packages allow buyers to “check the box” which custom-tailors the appearance of their 2016 Corvette Stingray or Z06 with a pre-selected choice of colors and options.

Making the biggest splash at the Bash was the introduction of the Corvette Z06 C7.R special edition. Available in the new Corvette Racing Yellow or Black, the C7.R edition will be limited to just 500 cars. The Z06 C7.Rs feature the RPO B92 exposed carbon fiber hood with a black “Jake” graphic, a C7.R graphic on the roof and a special “build-numbered” dash plaque. Interior changes also include C7.R embossed and laser-etched logos on the seats. All the cars will come with specially-designed fitted Corvette Racing car cover. The Z06 C7.R package will be available at the end of 2015.

OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06
OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06
OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Introduces the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06


Corvette Stingray

For 2016, the Corvette Stingray will be offering a number standard changes and several upgrades to allow buyers more personalization options. These include:

  • Flat bottom steering wheel is now standard on the Stingray
  • A new standard wheel design offered in four finishes: Silver, Black, Chrome and Black Machined
  • Front curb-view parking cameras offered on Stingray with the 2LT and 3LT packages
  • Carbon Flash badge option will delete the chrome bar on the front grille
  • B92 Carbon Fiber hood with visible weave section
  • A power-cinching rear hatch and trunk latch
  • Magnetic Ride Control available on non-Z51 which include Z51-style wheels and rear spoiler
  • Available two-tone GT seats in Red or Gray offered in leather or suede
  • Red or yellow stitching options on 3LT Jet Black interiors

Corvette Z06

In addition to the three design packages and the C7.R special edition, several new features and options will be available on the 2016 Corvette Z06:

  • New B92 Carbon Fiber Hood with visible carbon fiber weave
  • New “Blade” Accessory wheel
  • Available two-tone GT seats in Red or Gray offered in leather or suede
  • Red or yellow stitching options on 3LT Jet Black interiors
  • 3LZ trim includes Brownstone interior color and more interior color is shown in 3LZ color breakup design
  • A power-cinching rear hatch and trunk latch
  • Front curb-view parking cameras for Z06s with 2LZ and 3LZ packages
  • New chrome engine start/stop button
  • New Performance Data Recorder icon on the MyLink screen



The three new design packages offered in 2016 allow the customer to outfit their cars in a number of ways and the packages highlight the personalities of the cars either as a high-performance or grand touring machine. The 3LT or 3LZ packages offer slightly different equipment for Stingrays and Z06s.

The Twilight Blue Design Package is offered for coupes and convertibles in Shark Gray, Blade Silver, Arctic White or Night Race Blue exteriors. The convertibles feature a blue top. Shark Gray vents and tonneau inserts (on Convertibles) are standard as well as a special Twilight Blue full color interior. The package features the new Blade Accessory wheel for Z06 and a new Polished Motorsport wheel for the Stingray. An optional tricolor stripe package is also available.

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2016 Corvette Twilight Blue Design Package 2016 Corvette Twilight Blue Design Package 2016 Corvette Twilight Blue Design Package


The Spice Red Design Package is offered in Long Beach Red, Shark Gray, Blade Silver and Arctic White exteriors. Convertibles will feature a new Spice Red top. The Z06 features the Blade Accessory wheel in a pearl nickel finish while the Stingray gets the polished Motorsports wheel. Inside, a full Spice Red interior will be offered.

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2016 Corvette Spice Red Design Package 2016 Corvette Spice Red Design Package 2016 Corvette Spice Red Design Package


The Jet Black Suede Design Package is offered on Black, Blade Silver, Arctic White and Torch Red exteriors. Convertibles get a black top. Stingrays and Z06s will offer a satin black wheel with red stripe and red brake calipers. Carbon flash badges and a satin black hood extractor and graphic are offered outside while inside features a new high-gloss carbon fiber trim plates. A special Jet Black sueded microfiber interior with sueded microfiber steering wheel and shifter completes the package.

Our favorite new option is without a doubt the curb view cameras offered on 2LT/3LT Stingrays and 2LZ/3LZ Z06s. The cameras are only engaged with the car in 1st gear and traveling less than 7 mph. We imagine the curb view cameras will save many an owner’s front splitter which are easily damaged especially among new owners.

2016 Curb View Camera


Production of the 2016 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s will begin in late June. Dealers will be sent the 2016 Order Guide on Monday and pricing will be announced at a later date. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles joked that if you can afford a 2015 Corvette Stingray, you can afford a 2016 Stingray – a play on the words of Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter who stated that often when comparing the C6 to the C7.

Click here for the official releases from Chevrolet:

2016 Corvette Stingray Updates
2016 Corvette Z06 Updates
2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Limited Edition

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