Along with three new colors and two C8.R Special Editions, the 2022 Corvette will come with additional engine enhancements and a $1,200 price increase
On the heels of the 2022 Corvette visualizer going live and the official unveiling of the 2022 Corvette C8.R Special Edition models earlier today, we now know that engine calibrations and wider active fuel management range will contribute to additional changes for the 2022 model year along with an increase of $1,200 to the starting price.
According to Chevrolet, the staring price of the 2022 Corvette Stingray Coupe will start at $62,195 including destination charge and the convertible will start at $69,695. Both starting prices are $1,200 over the starting price of the 2021 Corvette.
Improved Engine Calibration and Active Fuel Management System
A great amount of effort was extended by GM Powertrain to upgrade the LT2 engine’s fuel injection system and engine calibration resulting in a fuel system that operates at a higher pressure in order to decrease emissions and improve engine idle stability.
While these changes will not result in an increase in horsepower or torque, fuel economy is expected to improve over the 2021 Corvette.
The following has just been released from Chevrolet:
Corvette for 2022
In addition to the all-new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, the 2022 Corvette Stingray lineup features three new exterior colors: Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine and Amplify Orange Tintcoat1. A new low-profile rear spoiler and the Z51 design front splitter will be offered on non-Z51 models.
Corvette Stingray’s LT2 6.2L V-8 engine enters 2022 with an upgraded direct injection fuel system, improved engine calibration and an enhanced Active Fuel Management range. It remains rated at 490 horsepower or 495 horsepower, with the available performance exhaust system. Driving through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a Z51-equipped model is capable of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds2.
The mid-engine Corvette Stingray is offered in coupe and convertible models in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims, with the Z51 Performance Package available on all trims. Magnetic Ride Control is available with or without the Z51 Performance Package. Coupes include a removable roof panel that stores in the rear trunk, and convertibles include a power-retractable hardtop.
Dual cargo compartments offer a total of 12.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, with a trunk large enough for two sets of golf clubs.
The 2022 Corvette Stingray visualizer is now live on Chevrolet.com. Dealers will begin taking orders July 1, starting at $62,195, including destination freight charge, for coupe models and $69,695, including DFC, for the convertible. The MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Bowling Green Assembly will begin model year 2022 production in late third quarter.