Although we haven’t mentioned him much lately, everybody’s favorite Corvette_Nut is still offering interesting nuggets of C8 intel in the form of photos and videos. We’ve hypothesized previously that we believe him to be somehow related to a Corvette engineering team based on his proximity to the pre-launch C8 prototypes.
Late last night, Corvette_Nut posted this photo purported to by the C8 Corvette Stingray coupe in Accelerate Yellow, saying “I like what I see …..”. We don’t know if this image is real or photoshopped and we’ve been burned before, so we’ll leave it at that. But because of the source, we wanted to share it. (Update – It’s a photoshop!)
Accelerate Yellow is the unicorn of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as a fully-painted example has never been spied in public. The only one of 12 exterior colors not yet seen. Back at the NCM 25th Anniversary Celebration, Plant Manager Kai Spande shared a video that shows the painted body panels for the car so we assumed they could build one if and when they wanted to.
We thought for sure that we would see Accelerate Yellow as part of the reveal of the C8.R racer. As racing is a major part of the Corvette’s marketing plan, it would have made sense to show the streetcar side by side with the race car, but then Chevy threw us another curve by revealing the C8.R in a Silver livery with Yellow accents.
Then the strike came and that dashed all hopes of seeing the new Yellow until everyone goes back to work at the Corvette Assembly Plant. The good news is that could be soon as the UAW is voting this week on the new labor agreement.
Because of the built-up interest in the color, we’de like to see the Corvette Team do something special to introduce it. I was thinking SEMA but that’s predicated on having a car built and ready to display in just two weeks. Other ideas would be the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show in Chicago, the annual Christmas display at GM’s RenCen headquarters, or just save it until the Rolex 24 in January.
How would you want to see the new Yellow revealed? Let us know in the comments below.
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