Goodbye, Carlisle Blue... We hardly got the chance to know you!
The Corvette’s 2012 model year is almost over and that means that the 2013 version of the C6 will soon be released. That also means new colors are coming for America’s favorite sports car once again. As we found out from CorvetteBlogger, one of these new colors is a shade of blue supposedly never used by General Motors before called Midnight Race Blue. Although official images of the color have not yet been released, if it’s anything like the previous blue selections, it’s going to look very sleek on the last C6 Corvette.
Based on the name, speculation is that the new shade of blue will be of the darker variety. If this is the case, it will join a variety of other dark blue offerings from Chevrolet over the years, including Daytona Blue, Laguna Blue, Bridgehampton Blue, Admiral Blue, Navy Blue Metallic and Le Mans Blue Metallic. In addition to rumors that the new shade of blue has never been used by GM before, rumors are saying that Midnight Race Blue will only be offered on the Corvette, rather than shared with other GM models.
For the 2013 model year, Chevrolet will also be bringing back the traditional black paint color option. This will replace the one-year-only offering of Carbon Flash Metallic, the color found on the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition Corvettes. The new Midnight Race Blue is set to replace the other 2012-only paint color, Carlisle Blue, which is also being retired after the 2012 model year.
We’ll have to wait a little while to see the reveal of Midnight Race Blue, but with the 2013 model year starting this summer, we won’t have to wait very long. What other “never before seen” paint color do you think should be offered on the Corvette for the last C6 model year?