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The Three New Hues Debuted During The 2021 NCM Bash In Bowling Green, Kentucky

2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Colors Hypersonic Gray Metallic Amplify Orange Caffeine
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Writing about paint colors is usually a drab task, and one that we rarely stoop to here at MC&T. However, when it comes to the iconic Corvette and the rabid fanbase that comes with it, no detail is too small. And it just so happens that yesterday marked the start of the 2021 NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And with that came the announcement of a trio of new 2022 Corvette colors. They are, in no particular order: Amplify Orange Metallic, Caffeine Metallic, and Hypersonic Gray Metallic.

The names of the three colors for the 2022 model year Corvette have been leaked previously, but today Chevrolet shared with us a set of photos that depict the mid-engine sports car in these new hues.

2022 Corvette Stingray C8 colors amplify orange metallic
Image via Chevrolet.

Compared to Sebring Orange, which is going away, the new Amplify Orange is a brighter, more vivid metallic shade that seems to pop more in the light. In contrast, Caffeine Metallic seems to take a more caramel shade of brown compared to the Zeus Bronze it replaces. Hypersonic Gray Metallic swaps out Shadow Gray from the 2021 Corvette Stingray, and does so in a lighter shade with less of a blue tint. These changes are supposedly it for the 2022 Corvette colors. Customer orders for the 2021 Corvette are otherwise halted, so if you were one of the few that were itching to drive a C8 in Zeus Bronze, you’re going to have to accept Caffeine as an equal substitute.

2022 Corvette Stingray Z06 colors paint caffeine brown metallic
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The 2022 model year is expected to be another big one for the C8, highlighted by the debut of the all-new Corvette Z06 that is expected to show face in July. This “race car with a license plate” will debut with a DOHC flat-plane crank V8, dubbed LT6, and will push out just over 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated production V8 engine in the world.

We don’t expect any big details about this upcoming supercar during the 2021 NCM Bash, so you’ll have to watch this space for updates on the 2022 Corvette beyond just the new paint colors.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 NCM Bash 2021 Hypersonic Gray Metallic
Image via Chevrolet.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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