Picking the right set of wheels for a Corvette is one of the most important choices of personalization an owner can make. Chevrolet has introduced a number of new wheel packages for the 2016 Corvette including a new standard wheel for the Stingray. So let’s take a look at the wheel options that will be available for the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06.
At the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles announced that the Corvette Stingray would have a new standard wheel for 2016. The wheel will be available in four different finishes – Silver, Black, Machined and Chrome. The standard QG6 wheel is silver painted aluminum and they are sized 18/19. These wheels are for non-Z51 Stingrays only.
There were no examples of this new standard wheel at the Bash, but it was shown in the 2016 Presentation:
The current wheels on the Z51 Coupe and Convertible will return for 2016. They are available in Silver, Black, Machined and Chrome as well. Non-Z51 owners used to be able to get these wheels with the ZF1 option with gave the 19/20 inch wheels and the Z51 spoiler. While that option is going away for 2016, non-Z51 buyers can get these wheels as an option by ordering the the car with Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
A new optional wheel is being introduced for 2016 Stingray called the Motorsports Wheel. Its a 19/20 inch wheel package that is featured on the Twilight Blue and Spice Red Design Packages. The wheel will be available in both black and polished aluminum. There wasn’t a real life example of this wheel at the Bash, but we grabbed these from the 2016 Presentation showing the Polished Motorsports Wheel on the two Design Packages mentioned:
Four other style wheels are also available from the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog. You can get the 19/20 inch Z51-Style Satin Black with a Red Stripe or a Satin Black with a Yellow Stripe. The 19/20 inch Torque direction wheels in both chrome and silver aluminum.
As for the Corvette Z06, the supercar will retain the same wheels from 2015. The Z06’s standard wheel is the Q6A Pearl Nickel Aluminum wheel. That wheel is also available in Chrome, Spectra Gray and Black.
New for 2016, Corvette Z06 buyers can order the Z06 wheel in Satin Black with the Red Stripe or a Yellow Stripe. The Satin Black with Yellow Stripe wheel is what will be on the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition:
Also debuting in 2016 is the new 10-spoke Blade wheel available in Pearl Nickel. This is the wheel that Chevrolet has chosen for the Twilight Blue and Spice Red packages. The Corvette Team did bring this wheel to the Bash to show off the the two design packages. Here it is on the Long Beach Red Corvette Z06:
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