Details on the 2016 Corvette’s RPOs

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that the 2016 Corvette is going to get some new color options and available packages and a new C7.R edition of the Z06. The bad news is that some of the previous colors and packages are going bye-bye.

For instance, the extra-cost Corvette Racing Yellow (GC6) and Long Beach Red Metallic (G1E) Tintcoats are replacing the Velocity Yellow (G8A) and Crystal Red (GBE) Tintcoats. Chevy’s dropping the Atlantic (ATI) and Pacific (PFI) Design Packages in favor of the Twilight Blue (ZLD), Spice Red (ZLE), and Black Suede (ZLG) Design Packages.

All 2016 Stingrays get a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, an updated MyLink infotainment system, a front curb view parking camera, and a power-cinching coupe hatch and convertible trunk. Here’s some more good news: you won’t have to order the Z51 package to get Magnetic Ride Control.

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You’ll also get to choose one of four new wheel designs and an optional carbon fiber hood with an exposed weave insert. Stripe decal packages will also be available. On Stingrays with the Carbon Flash Badge Package and its full Carbon Flash grille, Chevy deletes the chrome bar from the front opening.

Newly available options include two-tone seats in Gray or Adrenaline Red covered in Napa leather or sueded microfiber and yellow or red stitching.

GM Authority has the full list of 2016 tweaks, which I’ve put below:

New Features
-(G1E) Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost)
-(GC6) Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost)
-(TU7) Two-tone seats (Gray or Adrenaline Red with Napa leather or sueded microfiber inserts)
-(704/706) Adrenaline Red leather seating surface with sueded microfiber inserts now available on 2LT, 2LZ, 3LT and 3LZ and require (TU7) two-tone seats option
-(UVJ) Front Curb View parking cameras, included on 2LT, 3LT, 2LZ and 3LZ
-(36S) Yellow custom leather stitch (3LT/3LZ)
-(38S) Red custom leather stitch (3LT/3LZ)
-Power cinching hatch and trunk, standard
-(ZLD) Twilight Blue Design Package (3LT/3LZ)
-(ZLE) Spice Red Design Package (3LT/3LZ)
-(ZLG) Black Suede Design Package (3LT/3LZ)
-(ZCR) C7.R Special Edition (3LZ)
-(B92) Exposed Carbon Fiber weave hood insert
-(DUP) Red, White and Blue Full Length Racing Decal Package
-(FE2) Magnetic Selective Ride Control without Z51
-(SH2) Custom floor console lid with Stingray logo, LPO
-(SH1) Custom leather Brownstone floor console lid with Stingray logo, LPO
-(VTF) Custom leather-wrapped floor console lid with Stingray logo, LPO
-(5YW) Motorsports polished aluminum 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, LPO
-(5YX) Motorsports Black aluminum 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, LPO
-(5Z8) Z06 10-spoke blade Pearl Nickel-painted aluminum, 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, LPO
-(6Z9) Z06 10-spoke blade Black-painted aluminum, 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, LPO
-(VLN) Windscreen, LPO

Changes
-(555/556) Brownstone interior seating now available on Z06 (2LZ/3LZ)
-(NK4) leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel now standard on Stingray models
-3LZ interior color break now matches 3LT (more color)
-(QG6/QX3/QX1/RPK) wheels have new design
-(EYT) Carbon Flash Badge Package includes full Carbon Flash grille without chrome bar on Stingray models
-Updated infotainment system

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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Z06

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

via [GM Authority]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series, among other auto sites. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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