Zeus Bronze, along with Rapid Blue and Accelerate Yellow are the three new colors added to the 2020 Corvette’s exterior color palette. Because these colors are new, they were slated to start production after the more popular colors like Torch Red, Black, and Arctic White. Now that that production has restarted following the COVID-19 shutdowns, some of the rarer 2020 colors are just now making it out to dealers where they will be delivered to their waiting customers.
With the C8 Corvette being out since July 18, 2019, it’s easy to think that people have seen all the colors in person, especially those that work at dealerships, but that’s not the case. We had to visit a number of shows last year (7/18/19 Reveal, Carlisle, NCM) as well as the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year to eventually see all 12 colors in the flesh.
Despite being the No. 1 Corvette dealer in the world, our friends at Kerbeck had yet to see Zeus Bronze in person until their first customer car showed up this week on an auto transport. Dave Salvatore from Kerbeck shared these photos of the unique color on the KCorvette Forum and asked for opinions:
First, before you ask, this car is already sold. However, it is our first Zeus Bronze so I figured I post a few pics. I’ve got to tell you, I like it a lot more than I thought I was going to. What do you guys think?
Depending on who you talk with, they will either love or hate this color. I have appreciated Zeus Bronze from the first day I saw it sparkling in the sun at the Corvette Museum and having the color paired with the Pewter accessory wheel would be the color combo of choice. But as much as I like the color, I know that if I had my choice when ordering a C8 Corvette, Zeus Bronze would not be it.
This Metallic shade will always be a niche color and we don’t expect the color to rise above 3% of production like other niche colors previously offered. Currently, both Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze are at bottom of the 2020 color charts according to the release of production stats from the Virtual NCM Bash in May. So for those of you who are ordering the color will have a C8 that’s a bit different and a much rares color than all the others out there.
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