Chevrolet is bringing the new mid-engine Corvette to a dealer near you with a mobile showroom.
Sadly, deliveries on the new Stingray aren’t expected to start until later this year (or possibly even early next year), so it’ll be some time before GM puts up the Corvette’s online configurator. But in the meantime, they will be bringing the C8 around the country in pieces to show each and every customization option you can get for the new Stingray.
Hauled in a massive trailer towed by a big Silverado pickup, the interactive mobile showroom (which Chevy calls the “Corvette Visualizer”) will be taken to 125 dealers across America. Although not nearly as convenient as taking a look at a virtual representation of the C8 from the comfort of your own living room, the showroom will give prospective Corvette customers a hands-on look at everything the Stingray has to offer.
Starting with exterior color options, which include 12 different hues: Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver Metallic, Shadow Gray, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Long Beach Red, Elkhart Lake Blue, and Sebring Orange — plus three all-new colors: Rapid Blue, Zeus Bronze, and Accelerate Yellow.
Interior color options include Jet Black, Sky Cool Gray, Adrenaline Red, Natural/ Natural Dipped, Two-Tone Blue, and Morello Red. You can also select either metal or carbon fiber accent trip as well as steering wheel wrapped in either leather or microsuede.
There are also three different seat options, including GT1, GT2, and Competition Sport. GT1 is the standard offering that emphasizes comfort over performance. Mulan leather and optional 2-way lumbar support with wing adjustments are found here. GT2 provides a middle ground with dual-density foam, carbon fiber trim, Napa leather inserts with Mulan leather bolsters, as well as 2-way lumbar support and wing adjustments. GT2 seats are also heated and ventilated as standard.
Competition Sport is track-focused with aggressive seat bolsters, Napa and kevlar-like upholstery, as well as carbon-fiber trim on the headrest. Heat and ventilation are also standard here.
The mobile showroom starts roaving the country late July and will make stops at certain car-related events such as the Concours d’Elegance of America, Woodward Dream Cruise, National Corvette Museum 25th Anniversary Celebration, and Petit Le Mans. Check in with your local Chevy dealer to see if you'll get a visit.