The Chevrolet brand of Detroit’s General Motors Co. is commemorating the 70th anniversary of its iconic Corvette with Anniversary Edition packages for the 2023 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06.
The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes includes one of two exterior colors unique to the package — an all-new White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic. Optional stripes are available in complementing colors — Satin Gray with the White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat and Satin Black with the Carbon Flash Metallic.
The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes feature distinct wheels with commemorative wheel center caps. While Stingray and Z06 each have separate wheel designs, the wheels share a similar dark finish and Edge Red stripe.
In the cockpit, drivers will find two-tone ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, red stitching throughout, red seatbelts, and sueded microfiber seat inserts and steering wheel.
Additional content includes:
- 70th Anniversary Edition exterior badging
- Edge Red brake calipers
- 70th Anniversary Edition logo on seats, steering wheel, and sill plates
- Rear bumper protector and trunk cover
- Custom luggage set with red stitching and 70th Anniversary Edition logo
- 70th Anniversary Edition Stingray coupes also will include an Edge Red engine cover.
The 70th Anniversary Edition package will be available when production starts later this year on 2023 Corvette Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ coupe and convertible models. The 2023 Corvette Z06 visualizer, live on Chevrolet.com, now includes the 70th Anniversary Edition package.
All 2023 Corvettes, including those not equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition package, will feature a commemorative 70th anniversary interior plaque located on the center speaker grille and a graphic imprinted on the lower rear window.
The first retail production mid-engine Corvette Z06 will be a 70th Anniversary Edition. VIN 001 of this special edition Corvette Z06 will cross the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on Jan. 29, with proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit focused on building strong, stable, and secure military families who can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they’ve worked hard to protect.
“Passion for Corvette runs deep at Chevrolet and this anniversary is extra special because of the excitement and sales success we’ve achieved with the eighth generation of America’s iconic sportscar,” says Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Even after 70 years, Corvette still makes hearts race and kids dream of the open road.”