GM Details 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in New Photos

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Although the Z06 is nowhere to be found, the Golden Bowtie is much obliged to detail what’s new for the Stingray for the 2022 model year. The list of additions kicks off with three new finishes for the exterior as well as a low-profile rear spoiler.
Caffeine Brown Metallic (pictured) serves as the replacement for Zeus Bronze, the most unpopular color for the 2020 model year with only 548 units to its name. Hypersonic Gray Metallic is the successor to Shadow Gray, and Amplify Orange takes the place of Sebring Orange. The low-profile rear spoiler is offered by Chevrolet under RPO code TVS, and it’s complemented by a Z51-like front splitter.

Limited to 1,000 units, the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition celebrates the Corvette’s dominance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Available from $87,085 and $94,085 depending on the body style, the special edition is based on the Stingray even though the C8.R endurance racer features a similar engine to the upcoming Z06. As a brief refresher, the go-faster variant levels up from pushrods to a DOHC valvetrain and a flat-plane crankshaft. Expected to feature the most powerful N/A V8 in the world, the wide-bodied Z06 is estimated to develop approximately 617 horsepower (460 kW) from 5.5 liters of displacement.

As far as the Stingray is concerned, the small-block powerplant still features 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet (630 Nm) of torque as standard. The NPP exhaust system unlocks five more ponies and pound-feet of torque, but GM has made a few changes to the LT2 for the 2022 model year. These changes range from the Active Fuel Management (AFM) system to the direct injection system and ECU software.

Scheduled to start production late in the third quarter at Bowling Green in Kentucky, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be available from $62,195 including destination charge. That’s a $1,200 increase over the outgoing ‘Vette, and it's not justified because GM hasn’t added more standard equipment. Looking on the bright side, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a performance bargain with a factory-backed warranty at the same price point as the mid-engined Corvette Stingray.
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