Happy New Year, Corvette Nation! Welcome back to our recurring “Hopeful Future Corvette Colors” post, we sincerely apologize that it’s been a while since we posted one of these! Please enjoy this edition and have a fun and safe holiday!
The longest-tenured color on the Corvette palette of paints is Arctic White. GM even gave their most creatively named hue, “Black” a model year off in 2012 when it made way for the sparkly Carbon Flash Metallic of the Centennial Edition ‘Vettes.
A similar arrangement is exactly what we have in mind for this week’s color. Arctic White desperately needs a vacation and the General has a pair of colors that we think could fill the void for a year or two while also single-handedly classing up Chevy showrooms quite a bit.
The first of the two is the low-gloss Crystal White Frost which was found on an extremely limited run of special edition V-Series Cadillacs in 2016. Caddy painted 70 ATS Vs (39 Coupes and 31 Sedans) along with 29 CTS Vs with this unique paint and we are dying to see it on the new mid-engine Corvette.
Crystal White Frost is reminiscent of Ferrari’s Bianco Fuji and Lamborghini’s Balloon White which both look outstanding on the mid-engine exotics from those manufacturers and, as one GTC Viper that was recently for sale in the Centennial State proves, also looks fantastic on domestic metal.
Luckily, for those who prefer their paint as shinny as possible, the Corvette team could also raid Cadillac’s paint warehouse for a few cans of our second feature color of the week; the excellent White Diamond Tricoat. A color which needs no further description than a picture of a beautiful, pearly, V Wagon!
GM has long had an affinity for various shades of pearl white on their high-end Cadillacs, Denalis, and recently, even on High Country Silverados. We find it curious that it has never adorned their flagship vehicle but we think the new Stingray could be the perfect place for them to right that long-standing wrong.