The Chevrolet Corvette will be celebrating its 70th anniversary next year and the bow tie manufacturer couldn’t let the moment pass without a proper celebration. Therefore, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition was unveiled this week, following an unintentional leak last week, on the car maker’s own website.
Mistakes happen but while we could see a few shots of the 70th Anniversary Edition back then, we didn’t get the full scoop on what it brings to the table until today. The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes will be available only in Carbon Flash Metallic or White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat, and include distinctive wheels with commemorative center caps, a dark finish, and an Edge Red stripe.
Edge Red brake calipers and distinctive badging were also installed added to the mix. Customers can purchase optional stripes in Satin Gray or Satin Black for a more distinctive look. The inside has two-tone leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats with suede microfiber inserts and 70th Anniversary Edition emblems. Red contrast stitching and red seatbelts tie all these elements together.
Unique sill plates and a suede microfiber steering wheel with a 70th Anniversary Edition emblem round out the distinctive features. Edge Red engine covers are also visible through the rear window on the coupe models. A “rear bumper guard and trunk cover” are included with the 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes as well. Chevrolet also includes a unique baggage set with red stitching and a logo commemorating the 70th Anniversary Edition.
The 70th Anniversary Edition option will be available on the Z06 and Stingray cars in 3LT trim. The package is only available on 3LZ Z06s, so you won’t see a basic model ‘Vette with the 70th Anniversary Package. However, even if you don’t check the box for the package, every 2023 Corvette will have 70th Anniversary branding on the center speaker grille and rear window, regardless of whether you order a coupe or convertible.
Barrett-Jackson will auction the first production C8 Corvette Z06, which will be a 70th Anniversary Edition. The car will be driven up the auction block by Corvette Racing driver, Oliver Gavin and the money raised will be donated to Operation Homefront, which helps veterans and their families. According to Chevrolet, the cars will become available later this year.