Yesterday’s news that Sebring Orange and Zeus Bronze were no longer available surely caused a ripple among those who still wanted those colors for their 2021 Corvettes. Chevy has put both exteriors on national constraint with no more opportunities for those customers who are still waiting to have their 2021 Corvette order to be completed.
That news got us digging around to see if there were any previews or hints of the new colors for 2021 and sure enough, we struck gold! The Automotive Touch Up Paint website tends to have these digital versions of automotive paint swatches earlier than any other place. That site currently has only GMC exterior color swatches for the 2022 model year, but we found samples of all three colors with the previously leaked RPO codes.
As we speculated earlier, the Amplify Orange (GC5) is a non-metallic tintcoat that probably has the same or similar reflective appearance as Rapid Blue. It’s a bright pastel color that reminds us of some of the flatter or even matte colors of Orange available on other exotic supercars with the Lamborghini coming to mind first.
We have seen some others speculate that Amplify Orange may be the same as the “Blaze Orange Metallic” that will be coming to the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, but based on a leak of the RPO codes for the Cadillac, Blaze Orange Metallic is different as its RPO is GCF which is the RPO displayed for Vivid Metallic. In our research on the 2022 Orange exterior color, we also found that the Blaze Orange metallic will be exclusive to the Blackwing model (at least for the first year).
As for the other two colors, we see that the previously leaked name of Caffeine Brown Metallic (G48) is actually called Galactica Metallic 1 and it’s darker than the previous Zeus Bronze Metallic.
On the other hand, Hypersonic Metallic 1 (GA7) appears to be lighter than the outgoing Dark Shadow Metallic (GJI):
Of these three colors, the one I am most hopeful about is the Hypersonic Gray as we are hoping it’s the same gray worn on Corvette Racing’s No. 4 C8.R race car. Just for kicks, I put the digital swatch for Hypersonic Metallic against an indoor photo of the Gray C8.R. It’s closer to a match than Shadow Gray was, but still hard to determine as it looks like the swatch has more metallic in it than the Gray C8.R.
I know that digital low-resolution color swatches aren’t the best and so we always try to reserve judgment until we’ve seen a car fully painted and displayed under the sun. But I have to ask what you guys think of these three new colors and if there is one of them that excites you the most. Let us know in the comments below!
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