The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced back on June 30th, 1953 for the 1953 model year, so with the arrival of the 2018 models, the legendary American sports car turns 65 years old. To celebrate the 65th birthday of the Corvette, Chevrolet has developed the Carbon 65 Edition package and the automaker picked the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to unveil this premium, high performance commemorative package.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition on display at SEMA is currently referred to by GM as a concept car, but this package will be offered for the 2018 model year. The Carbon 65 Edition is available for the 2018 Corvette in Z06 or Grand Sport form and with either the hard top or convertible layout, although the anniversary package is only available with the premium 3LT (Grand Sport) and 3LZ (Z06) trim lines.
On the outside, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition features unique Ceramic Matrix Gray paint with a blue top on convertibles, unique fender stripes, unique door graphics, black wheels (varying in style by the package chosen), blue brake calipers, visible carbon fiber ground effects, a visible carbon fiber hood center, a visible carbon fiber roof panel (coupe) or carbon fiber tonneau inserts (convertibles), a visible carbon fiber rear spoiler, visible carbon fiber quarter panel ducts on coupes, center caps with the Caron 65 logo, Carbon Flash painted badges and Carbon Flash painted mirrors.
On the inside, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition sports Jet Black suede interior with blue stitching, a carbon fiber steering wheel, carbon fiber interior trim, Competition Sport seats and Carbon 65 Edition door sill plates.
The carbon fiber steering wheel, the visible carbon fiber rear spoiler and the visible carbon fiber quarter panel vents on the Corvette coupe are all new items and for now, they are specific to the Carbon 65 Edition package.
We don’t have the pricing yet for the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, but we know that production will be limited to just 650 units for the Grand Sport and the Z06 combined. Between the long list of features and the low production numbers, we can expect that the price will be well above $100,000 before any dealer markup, but these will be among the most limited production of the 2018 Corvettes.