[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun

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[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun

Photo Credits: Keith Cornett


It was only last week at Corvettes at Carlisle that we had an opportunity to see the three new exterior colors for the 2022 Corvette – Hypersonic Gray, Amplify Orange, and Caffeine Metallic. We always like to reserve judgment on any new color until we’ve had the opportunity for ourselves to see it in the sunshine. Unfortunately, the cars at Carlisle were kept under a tent so we never did get a great look at them.

Lucky for us, this week we are in Bowling Green for the National Corvette Museum’s 27th Anniversary Celebration, and the three new Corvette colors are on display outside under the patio. We were able to capture these Corvettes in direct sunlight and have them for you below.

I had received a couple inquiries from readers about the new colors, specifically the Hypersonic Gray with folks asking my opinion on it. There are two Hypersonic Gray cars here on display, one a regular Coupe and the other being Silver IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. As you can see, there is some travel in the color from the way the different body panels are aligned, but not so much like Silver Flare which can change drastically based on your point of view. Of the three new colors, it’s our favorite.

Caffeine Metallic on the 2022 Corvette


But holy cow does that Caffeine Metallic wake up under the sun. It becomes a burgundy with red, orange, and silver metallic flakes all shining hard. Those that see it under the sun are having their minds changed about the color based on a few enthusiasts we talked with while around the car, although many preface their comments with “it’s not our first choice but…” In the sun, it’s a very dynamic shade, but out of the sun, it’s a chocolate bar.

Finally, we do like the Amplify Orange which we think is very much in the same vein as Rapid Blue in that there is no metallic shine at all. It reminds us of the Tangelo Orange colors on the Forgiato C7 widebodies that were all the rage a few years ago.

Check out the colors again and then sound off in our comments section to tell us your favorite of the three.

[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun
[PICS] New 2022 Corvette Exterior Colors Shown in the Sun


Source:
Photos by Keith Cornett

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Caffeine Metallic looks to be a very rich colour in the sun, and I would say it is the most interesting of the new colours. However, I don’t think it goes all that well with that C8’s black trim pieces and mostly black interior. Hypersonic Gray and Amplify Orange, on the other hand, both contrast very well with the black trim pieces. I would like to see a Caffeine Metallic C8 with body colour trim and a Natural Dipped interior, to minimize the amount of black. Or maybe one where the owner has changed the trim to some other colour that better complements the Caffeine Metallic body.

  2. The caffeine metallic in the sun reminds me of my black rose metallic in indirect light. While it looks better than I thought it would, the black rose is at its least interesting in indirect light, so I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Seems like it must be seen in person to be sure.

  3. i like the silver/greys best , not keen on caffeine nor pumpkin…….but , i will take any color C8 and wrap that sucker

  4. This is all they have to show us are base model looking cars. Do them up a little please.

    I’m all about the amplify orange. I’m #5 at the dealership, not in time for Halloween. I’ll take it as a XMas gift for sure. I live in Michigan, so I want a fun summer color. Amplify me!!!

  5. Not hot on the Caffeine. The new silver/gray reminds me of my ’72 Steel Cities Gray 454 coupe. The orange is eye catching and an improvement over the past couple of years of orange. But I think I’d grow tired of it after a while and be thinking, “man, I wish I had ordered a different color”.

  6. Saw Keith taking pictures of the Caffeine Metallic C8. Both of us agreed that it shows it’s best in sunlight. Keith’s pictures, however, even in sunlight doesn’t do it justice. It really is a complex color (of various color pigments) when you look at it closely. Supposedly, it has more metallic content than any previous Corvette color. The problem I see is picking an interior, wheels, color matched trim pieces, and potentially stripes that would properly highlight and do justice to the paint itself!

  7. I am hoping for some exotic colors for the Z06. I would be shocked if anyone ordered it in brown. It would be like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.

  8. Hypersonic Gray is the only color that I really like of the three. I would like Amplify Orange but only if it was metallic or pearl.

  9. Hypersonic gray is the choice you will not regret owning. The orange is cool but you might tire of it not to mention it’s a give me a ticket officer color!

  10. They should call that “Arest Me Orange”, it will get a lot of attention on the highway, that’s for sure.

  11. Grey #1
    Orange #2 reminds me of my friends 77 Corvette but he had Chrome side pipes and headers.

  12. My ’07 Z06 in Atomic Orange Metallic Tintcoat was the orange of all oranges, if you’re an orange kind of guy. It was the tintcoat that really made it special. In the sunlight, it’s just stunning. The metallic Coffee would look OK with light tan interior, no black crap on the exterior and polished wheels. I have spoken, you’re welcome.

  13. For me the C8 looks best in a bold bright color, so, of these three the orange is the only choice

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