New 2014 Corvette caught in the wildThu, 07 Feb 2013
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made its Detroit auto show debut in two of the 10 colors on the palette--Torch Red and Cyber Gray.
Engineers wasted no time stripping the camouflage off prototypes, exposing three other colors on highways in Arizona--Black, Laguna Blue and Velocity Yellow. Cars wearing those colors have been photographed in the wild by Corvette fans and sent to us--the latest a Laguna Blue Corvette from Elliott Gosch of Scottsdale--along with being posted on fan sites such as www.corvetteforum.com and www.corvette7.com.
So there are five of the 10 colors available, according to preliminary order guides sent to Chevrolet dealers.
Eight of those 10 are being carried over from the current Corvette: Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver, Crystal Red, Cyber Gray, Night Race Blue, Torch Red and Velocity Yellow.
The two additions are Laguna Blue and Lime Rock Green, which marks the first time a green has been offered since the 2001 Corvette. They replace Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue from the 2013 Corvette. You'll pay extra for the Crystal Red, Laguna Blue and Velocity Yellow.
So, based on the 2014 Corvettes we've seen and the carryover colors, the only hue we haven't had a look at yet is Lime Rock Green. Our first opportunity for a look at the full color palate may come at the National Corvette Museum Bash in Bowling Green, Ky., on April 25-27. Get registration details at www.corvettemuseum.org.
By Dale Jewett