Uh Oh, Looks Like These 2021 Corvette Exterior Colors Are Set To Be Retired


Uh Oh, Looks Like These 2021 Corvette Exterior Colors Are Set To Be Retired

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When it comes to planning and visualizing your perfect Corvette, one of the most important factors for buyers is selecting the perfect color. Luckily for C8 Corvette buyers, they’ve had a few more colors to choose from since the assembly plant expanded from 10 exterior options to 12 when it launched the first C8 models in 2020.

But what GM gives us, they also eventually take them away and that’s the subject of today’s news!

Chevrolet will be ending three of the 2021 Corvette’s exterior colors with unnamed replacements coming for 2022. CorvetteBlogger has learned that the colors being replaced are Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze.

2020 Corvette in Zeus Bronze

For the 2020 model year, we know that Sebring Orange finished 4th with 1,377 total or 6.8% of orders while Shadow Gray clocked in at number 9 with 1,111 representing 5.45% and Zeus Bronze was dead last at #12 with 548 cars totaling 2.69%.

For those that still want the colors, the time to order is limited. Sebring Orange and Zeus Bronze will need to be ordered by 4/29 while Shadow Gray fans have until 5/27 to order the color. The last production week for the three colors are 6/14 for Zeus Bronze, 6/26 for Sebring Orange, and 7/19 for Shadow Gray.

2020 Corvette in Shadow Gray

Those “build-out” dates as they are called may also suggest that the 2021 model year will be ending sooner rather than later, which we take as a sign that GM is serious about getting back to a regular production schedule with a regular model-year changeover happening in July or August.

The last time the Corvette was on a regular production schedule was the 2017 model year. Since then, we’ve had a new paint shop built and a complete refurb of the assembly line in advance of the 2020 Corvette which impacted the start and end dates for the 2018 and 2019 model years, while 2020 and 2021 were impacted by the UAW strike and the COVID pandemic.

As for speculating on the new colors that may be coming for 2022, we think the No 4 Corvette C8.R’s Dark Silver would be a great replacement for Shadow Gray and might that open the door for Chevy to build a GTLM Special Edition as we suggested last week? Let’s hope!

2020 Corvette in Sebring Orange

We recognize that some buyers who have been waiting for their number to be called are going to be disappointed with these changes, but that’s the circle of life in the automotive industry where the future is always in motion.

Are there any previous Corvette colors you would like to see on the C8 Corvette? Perhaps something a little more exotic as suggested by contributor Alex Sommers in his series of Colors we’d like to see on the C8? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. And yet the hideous Regurgitate Yellow Metallic remains? It’s like bad decision central at GM lately.

  2. Of all the orange’s, Atomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat (C6) was the best. Of all the red’s (twenty some) over the years, Torch Red was the ONE! Cyber Gray (C6) was great on the ZR1 as it somewhat blended in with the carbon fiber roof and of course Black did the same.

  3. I believe the C8 would look amazing in Shark Gray. I was not a Shark Gray fan until I bought a 16 Z06 in that color. I bought the car solely on the discount price point. However, it ended up being my favorite corvette.

  4. Atomic Orange is too rusty looking 👎🏽. Sebring Orange is much nicer. Torch Red is really nice.

  5. Steve
    Bring back the 1967 Marina Blue color also bring back chrome Wheels for the 2022 model.

  6. I would sure like to see the Corvette racing yellow come back. In my opinion, the current “yellow” is a really bad color. I had to go with the Elk Heart Lake blue metallic on my order.

  7. I can see the cancelling of the three they chose.
    But, the current yellow is offensive to the eye!
    Yellow is tough to get correct though. The previous c7 yellow was Perfect. That said, automotive in general is too hung up on shades of gray and blue and white. Get some COLOR back into sports cars! Green. Purple. But not the fluorescent kind like the current yellow.
    And why can’t they make a great true Silver???
    Always too light or too dark. Check with Aston Martin for classy colors.

  8. Also….. they could take a cue from the Toyota 86 green Harkone edition. Racing green, dark tan interior, gold ish wheels.

  9. How about Pearl White, I have a 2021 on order but I would wait a little longer for the Pearl White. How Can I find out if it will be offered?

  10. I’d like for them to bring back the Long Beach Red Metallic which I have on my 2017.

  11. I agree with getting rid of Zeus Bronze but I hate to see Sebring Orange go. With Shadow Gray I can take it or leave it. I’d like to see Jetstream Blue Metallic come back.

  12. How about a darkish green, like we could get on the C3s? Maybe a DonneyBbrooke Green, which had a little ‘metallic’ in it.
    And they should replace the Sebring Orange with some other orange.

  13. Sunrise Orange or Atomic Orange with chrome wheels. They got a good red with the new Red Mist. Pops like Mag Red.

  14. To replace colors Sebring Orange, Zeus Bronze and Shadow Grey

    Please make:
    1) Slate / Steel Blue metallic color

    2) A true MEDIUM tone Gun Metal Grey color.

  15. Lime Rock Green. Friend has a 2014 vert in LRG with Kalahari interior and top. Absolutely stunning!

  16. I am in agreement with a Pearl White for 2022. The present White is just too ordinary. Pearl White is a winner on a lot of high end vehicles.

  17. I think we are about ready for a really nice, Anniversary Gold Metallic, would look great with Chrome, Grey, Black or Gold wheels, plus there would be a number of interior colors that would look good with it as well! Perhaps create a special edition, ZO6, or a “ZORA” edition? Just a thought!

  18. I may be too old for this, but Zeus Bronze and Shadow Grey are my favorites. My Cadillac is Shadow Grey and my C7 is Crystal Red Tintcoat (LB Red was too dark). And don’t get me started on black wheels. Just looks like somebody stole your hubcaps!

  19. Please give us a GREEN , jade green ,lime rock green a candy green with silver or gold base or lots of pearl in a green color .

  20. I am deposited waiting for my allocation which should be May ish and I’ve spec’d Zeus Bronze since the beginning so now I’ll need to rethink. New colors I’ve always thought the C8 would be awesome in a satin finish in a darke4 silver.

  21. Bring Back BLACK ROSE.
    Great looking vehicle with the Natural Interior & Chrome Wheels.

  22. What about the Corvette Racing Grey? I wouldn’t buy another black, white, or silver/grey color, but CRG is really a nice color for the C8 Z06 and higher models.

  23. Does this mean if any of those colors that are going away are ordered they will be expedited over other cars on order which are in a color that will carry on?

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