70 years for the bowtie icon

Wanna feel old all of a sudden? First, contemplate the sad recent exit of the person I once publicly called The Male Ethel Merman, better known as Meat Loaf. Next, consider the fact that you have vivid memories of wringing out the 40th anniversary edition of the Corvette – at Road America, no less – just as Chevrolet announces that its stellar lineup of eighth-generation, mid-engine Corvettes is about to add a special edition to commemorate the iconic sports car’s 70th anniversary. The hard part is not knowing fully where all the time went.

The special 70th Anniversary Edition package will be extended optionally to both the base Corvette Stingray and the full-everything Corvette Z06. Besides the White Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat you see here, 70th Anniversary cars will also be offered in another unique color, Carbon Flash Metallic. The package starts with specific wheels that have distinctive center caps, with Edge Red striping that matches the model’s brake calipers. Logos will be applied to the seats, steering wheel and sill plates, with the package also incorporating a custom, logo-stitched luggage set. The birthday cake will pop later this year when production commences on 2023-year Corvettes.

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