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2022 Corvette Stingray: Here’s What’s New And Different
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The 2022 Corvette represents the third model year of the eighth-generation Corvette, otherwise known as the Corvette C8. As such, the mid-engined Corvette will receive a few minor changes and updates to the only C8 model currently available – the C8 Stingray.

On the outside, the 2022 Corvette sees the deletion of three exterior color options as well as the addition of three new hues:

New Exterior Colors:

Caffeine Metallic
Hypersonic Gray Metallic
Amplify Orange Tintcoat
Deleted Exterior Colors:

Zeus Bronze Metallic
Shadow Gray Metallic
Sebring Orange Tintcoat
The mid-engined sports car also sees the deletion of the staggered, 5-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels (RPO code 5DG), which were a dealer-installed (LPO-level) option.

Conversely, the 2022 Corvette sees the addition of several new LPO-level options, including:

Low rear spoiler and front splitter
Black Ground Effects (LPO-level item)
Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim (LPO-level item)
Not available at start of production
High wing spoiler with visible carbon fiber (LPO-level item)
Not available at start of production

On the inside, the 2022 Corvette Stingray sees a single change: the addition of illuminated door sill plates, which are a dealer-installed option.

Under the hood, the 2022 Corvette Stingray sees slight modifications to the 6.2L V8 LT2 engine. These include updates to the fuel delivery and Active Fuel Management systems along with some minor alterations to the engine calibration. These updates were made to ensure the vehicle meets federal emissions standards.

Notably, the LT2 V8 will still produce 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in standard form, or 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the optional Performance Exhaust system. These figures the same as they were for the 2020 and 2021 model years.

The 2022 Chevy Corvette also sees the introduction of the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, which includes the following content:

Z51 Performance Package
Graphics packages that mimic the No. 3 Corvette C8.R and No. 4 Corvette C8.R race cars:
The No. 3 edition features an Accelerate Yellow body with gray graphics
The No. 4 edition has a Hypersonic Gray exterior with yellow graphics
Yellow brake calipers
Black-painted Trident alloy wheels with Jake logo center caps
Carbon Flash-painted exterior mirrors
Black-painted side rockers
Black splash guards
Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray upholstery
GT2 seats (Competition Sport Bucket Seats are also available)
Yellow seatbelts and a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque
Custom-fitted indoor car cover
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From the online Order/Reference Guide:


(G26) Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color
(GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic exterior color
(GUI) Zeus Bronze Metallic exterior color
(VST) Illuminated sill plates, LPO
(5DG) 19" front/20" rear 5-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted aluminum wheels, LPO

New Features

(G48) Caffeine Metallic exterior color
(GA7) Hypersonic Gray Metallic exterior color
(GC5) Amplify Orange Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost)
(ZCR) IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition
(TVS) Low rear spoiler and front splitter
(WL0) Premium indoor car cover, Gray, fully rendered C8.R, LPO
(5V7) Black Ground Effects, LPO
(RYQ) Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim, LPO (not available at start of production)
(5V5) High wing spoiler, Visible Carbon Fiber, LPO (not available at start of production)
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