There has been a lot of anticipation regarding the quality of the new paint on Corvettes since the completion of the Corvette assembly plant’s new $439 million paint shop. Now we can finally see for ourselves with what is being shown to be the first 2018 Corvette with panels that were painted in the new paint shop.
Our friend Jeremy Welborn was at the National Corvette Museum when it was pointed out to him that the car was actually in the parking lot. In the NCM Circle Lot was the Arctic White 2018 Corvette Z06.
Jeremy does a couple of walkarounds of the car, noting the reduction of orange peel, a common complaint among Corvette owners. Despite the overcast day, Jeremy appears to be impressed with the quality of the paint.
From the video, the paint, and quality of the exterior panels appear to be pretty good. I’ll have to reserve judgment until I see it in person, and in the sunlight, but Jeremy sounds like he’s impressed with what he’s looking at so that bodes very well for all of us.
Here’s some photos Jeremy took of the 2018 Corvette Z06 as well.
Employees at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant are returning to work on November 6th with the first customer cars being produced a couple weeks after. The fact that we have a fully painted 2018 Corvette to judge is a great indication that the factory updates have been completed on time and new Corvettes will soon be coming off the line.