The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette lineup offers an impressive show of speed and cutting-edge style. 2018 will see a new Stingray, Grand Sport, and Z06, all with new upgrades and options. And to commemorate Corvette’s 65th anniversary, Chevrolet is rolling out a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition. It will be offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models, but only 650 numbered vehicles globally will actually receive this coveted package. The Carbon 65 will be a distinctive look, a blend of carbon-fiber exterior elements and a new exterior color, Ceramic Matrix Gray. It will also show off a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts. The interior will have its own makeover, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.
The Carbon 65 Edition is made to honor the legacy of Corvette, one of the most recognizable names in sports car history. According to Paul Edwards, the U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, the Carbon 65 Edition honors the heritage of the Corvette, while providing a unique model that “personalizes the ownership experience” for the 650 lucky owners. And that legacy doesn’t come cheap: the Corvette Carbon 65 Edition package will cost $15,000. Below, we’ll go over a few things that the package will include.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition package will vary slightly based on which trim it adds to. It will be available for the Grand Sport 3LT and the Z06 3LZ trims, for both convertibles and coupes. The package features unique colors, including the Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior — which offers a blue convertible top — and unique fender strips and door graphics. The wheel styles will vary for each trim, but both will be black wheels with machine grooves and blue brake calipers. The package will also feature a lot of visible carbon fiber: ground effects, sections of the hood and room on the coupe models, tonneau inserts on the convertible models, and a rear spoiler on all models. Special Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors will top off the look.
The interior is getting some flashy touches, too. Driver and passenger will be greeted with exclusive Carbon 65 Edition sill plates. The interior will be wrapped in Jet Black suede with feisty blue stitching. The seats will be upgraded to Competition Sports seats. Carbon fiber decorates the interior trim just like the outside, with a carbon-fiber steering wheel rim and gloss interior trim.
Even without the Carbon 65 Edition package, the 2018 Corvettes are offering an exciting lineup with lots of perks. The 2018 Corvette Stingray will be fitted with new standard 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels derived from the Z51 package. It will have five new wheel design options, as well as a revised interior color breakup on the 2LT trim. Magnetic Ride Control will also be offered as a stand-alone option. The 2018 Corvette Grand Sport offers a similar deal with ceramic brakes, which will be available without the Z07 Performance Package. Instead, it offers a satin black center stripe with the Heritage Package. Meanwhile, the 2018 Corvette Z06 will offer a gray interior, and two new choices with a yellow stripe and Pearl Nickel Blade design. All of the 2018 models will have a standard HD digital radio and offer enhanced heads-up display settings and information. Convertible tops will be available in Spice Red, while the Spice Red interior will be offered on the 3LT and 3LZ trims. Those trims will also offer new interior color stitching packages in red, yellow, and blue.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Coming Soon to Forest Lake, MN
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette lineup, including the Carbon 65 Edition package, will be here sooner than you think. The 2018 models will be available this summer. If you can’t wait that long for these snazzy models, check out our inventory of current Corvette models! We have a wide selection of Chevrolet vehicles, and our friendly sales team is ready to answer any questions you have. And don’t forget, all of our new vehicles and most of our used ones include our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Come visit us in Forest Lake, MN, and you could drive home with the best deal around. We’re located right by North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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