During Friday’s Presentation of the 2018 Corvette in front of the Grandstands at Corvettes at Carlisle, the Corvette Team’s Harlan Charles and Phil Minch introduced a new Corvette color that will replace the now retired Black Rose Metallic.
The new color is called Sebring Orange and it will be available on 2018 Corvettes once the assembly plant resumes production. There was not word if it would be available immediately once the plant reopens or later in the spring.
The color itself resembles the previous Inferno Orange which was offered on 2011-2013 Corvettes. Here is how that color did previously:
- 2011: 790 Total – 5.8% Production
- 2012: 471 Total – 4.0% Production
- 2013: 156 Total – 1.2% Production (early retirement)
Orange is very much niche color but it does have its supporters. The color should present well on the C7 Corvettes.
For the record, the color was presented on a contoured shape vaguely resembling the shape of a car to show off the color and should no way be construed as being a mid-engine Corvette.
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Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette