Changes are in store for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, according to a dealer order guide that shows new equipment, color reshuffling, and a few new appearance packages for the updated sports car. These changes join the previously announced eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the outgoing six-speed for 2015.
Most of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s changes center around exterior appearance, as the 2015 Corvette drops two colors—Lime Rock Green Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic—and adds Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic to the palette. Chevrolet is also adding some new appearance packages, like the Chrome Badge package, the Carbon Flash Badge package, a carbon fiber ground effects package, and a ZF1 appearance package that adds visual elements of the Z51 performance package, like 19-inch wheels and a body-color rear spoiler, without the Z51’s upgraded suspension and brakes. There are also four new wheel designs for the 2015 Corvette, ranging between 18 and 20 inches in diameter, and we’ve previously reported on the new Pacific and Atlantic Design Packages for the 2015 Corvette coupe and convertible models, respectively.
On the inside, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gains 4G LTE capability for its OnStar system, like many other GM models do this year. There is also a new performance data and video recording system that allows drivers to track vehicle telemetry, performance data, and record hot laps on an integrated high-definition camera mounted behind the rearview mirror.
There are no mechanical changes to the 2015 Corvette other than the addition of the eight-speed automatic transmission, but the Z51 performance package does gain the performance exhaust as standard. This exhaust system, which adds 5 hp for a total of 460, was previously a $1,195 upgrade for Z51 and non-Z51 models, and will remain optional for non-Z51 Corvettes.
We don’t yet know pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but Chevrolet did recently raise the price of the 2014 model by $2000 in response to high demand. It’s likely that Chevrolet will raise the price again for 2015, so expect slightly higher numbers than the current cost of $53,995 for the coupe and $58,995 for the convertible, including destination. The 2015 Corvette should go on sale later this fall.