If all is going to the schedule set forth by the Corvette Team back in April, today marks the beginning of production for the new Elkhart Lake Blue exterior (RPO GS7) for the 2019 Corvette. The new color has officially replaced Admiral Blue Metallic (RPO GTR) as the only “Blue” color available on the 2019 Corvette’s current 10-color palette.
The new color was one of two new colors announced for the 2019 model year at the NCM Bash. Shadow Gray rolled out earlier this summer and replaced Watkins Glen Gray. Ordering for Elkhart Lake Blue opened on August 30th.
From the examples of Elkhart Lake Blue we saw at the Bash and at Carlisle, the color is very similar to the C7’s Laguna Blue Metallic which appeared from 2014-2016. Chevy’s Build & Price Configurator is also showing the new color.
Those that select Elkhart Lake Blue have four interior choices: Gray, Jet Black, Kalahari and Adrenaline Red. Spice Red would require the D30 Color Override at an additional charge.
Following the team’s penchant for naming these new colors in the C7 era after American race tracks, Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic was named after Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin which is the home of the historic Road America race track. Other C7 “race-track” colors are Long Beach Red, Sebring Orange, Laguna Blue, and Watkins Glen Gray.
By the end of the month we should see the first customer cars delivered and hopefully, we’ll have a couple of comparisons to Admiral Blue as well as Laguna Blue to share.
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