2022 Chevy Corvette Gets Price Increase, New Special Edition

By

Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

, Automotive Editor - June 11, 2021

After Chevrolet closed its order books for the 2021 Corvette earlier this month, the American automaker is now ready to provide some information on the 2022 model year. While we already knew that the new model year would be available in three new paint options, Chevy has more changes in store for the upcoming Corvette.

The main change is an increase in pricing. The 2022 Corvette will start at $62,195 including destination, which is an increase of $1,200 from last year. For consumers that decided to wait to purchase a Corvette, the latest increase for the 2022 model is $2,200 more than what Chevy was charging for the mid-engine sports car for the original 2020 model year. Even with the annual increases in pricing, the Corvette continues to be an excellent value option for consumers seeking a high-performance sports car.

The other large piece of news is that the 2022 Corvette will be available with a special edition model. The Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition – yes, that’s the special edition’s full name – is meant to help Chevy celebrate the C8.R race car’s success in winning the Manufacturers, Drivers, and Team titles in the 2020 year of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Only 1,000 units of these special edition Corvettes will be made, and they closely resemble the No. 3 and No. 4 C8.R race cars.

Chevy Corvette

Based on the 3LT trim with the Z51 Performance Package, the special edition models come with a bespoke graphics package. Buyers can choose between the No. 3 vehicle that’s finished in Accelerate Yellow or the No. 4 car that’s finished in Hypersonic Gray. In addition to the special graphics, the special edition models also come with black wheels, yellow brake calipers, and a high-wing spoiler. The interior features either a yellow or gray-colored cabin to match the exterior design, standard GT2 seats, a numbered plaque, and yellow seat belts. Buyers also get a nifty indoor car cover with a design scheme that resembles the C8.R race car.

Lastly, Chevrolet has tinkered with the Corvette’s 6.2-liter V8 engine. The automaker claims that the engine’s fuel injection system has been upgraded, while the engine calibration has been improved. Despite these changes, the V8 continues to make 490 horsepower with the base trim and 495 hp with the available performance exhaust system. Chevrolet didn’t provide any information on what changes – whether they're performance or fuel economy related – these updates will bring.

Chevy dealers will begin taking orders for the 2022 Corvette starting on July 1. Prices for the coupe start at $62,195, while the convertible costs $69,695.

Learn more about the 2022 Chevy Corvette »

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

Privacy Policy|Do Not Sell My Personal Information|Terms of Use|Cookie Policy|Disclaimer|
COPYRIGHT 1999-2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com