Last year our friends at the Corvette Action Center got one of the first looks at the Chevy order system info for 2019 Corvettes when the new model first went live last November. One of the major details to emerge (and quickly removed by GM) were the two new color codes that showed up for the 2019 model year.
The two colors were listed by their internal names and RPO codes as RPO GJI Dark Shadow Metallic and GS7 Rhythm and Blue Metallic. The “marketing name” for the colors are different than the internal names and these haven’t yet been revealed, but RPO codes are standard. Since then there has been relatively no further info about the colors or when they may appear.
This week is the NCM Bash and we are expecting those colors and their official names to be revealed. As a precursor to the reveal, we’ve learned that one of the new colors was included on the color chip display recently sent to dealers. The chip shows the new Gray color, RPO GJI and the name “Shadow Gray Metallic” is shown under it.
Thanks to a Corvette Forum member named Outlaw Motorsports who posted them on the forum, you can see the color chips here which include the new gray chip as well as Watkins Glen Gray for comparison.
It looks like the color change for the new Gray is happening fairly soon. We’ve been able to confirm that current allocations for Watkins Glen Gray are 0 nationwide for ZR1 and time is running out quickly for ordering Watkins Glen Gray on other 2019 models.
That same post on the forum has several members chiming in with the rumors that the new gray has been hiding in plain sight as it’s the Gray 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe that was unveiled in Los Angeles last year and shown at the LA Auto Show and NAIAS. We wouldn’t be surprised as Chevy did the same thing by painting the Corvette Racing C7.Rs in Corvette Racing Yellow before the color was revealed at the Bash several months later.
The Corvette Museum posted this graphic on their facebook page so it looks like the 2019 color information will be revealed at the NCM Bash later this week so stay tuned!