When I first heard that Chevrolet was going to bring back a metallic brown color on a Corvette, I cringed. I remember some of the brown colors used on cars back in the sixties and seventies and I always hated them. This is definitely not the case with the 2020 Corvette’s Zeus Bronze Metallic!
New for the C8 Corvette, RPO GUI – Zeus Bronze Metallic is actually identical to the Bronze Sand Metallic color introduced on the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models.
Back in late April, the National Corvette Museum held their annual bash virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During the virtual telecast, Corvette Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter and Bowling Green Assembly Plant manager Kai Spande, presented preliminary production numbers based upon accepted orders for each color as of May 1st, 2020. As you can see from the slide, Zeus Bronze Metallic is only making up about 3% of the orders. Given the low demand, the color may only be a one year option.
The first chance I had to see the color in person was on a Captured Test Fleet 2020 Corvette at Corvettes at Carlisle last year. Under cloudy skies, the color was…underwhelming to say the least, but that all changed as soon as the sun came out.
Zeus Bronze Metallic is definitely a sun-loving color! The color literally pops due to the high amount of metallic flake in the paint giving the entire 2020 Corvette a brilliant wet look. As you walk around the car and the light hits the sharp lines and curves of the C8’s body, the color changes drastically.
Thanks to our friends at MacMulkin Chevrolet of Nashua, New Hampshire, we have some fantastic photos of a customer’s 2020 Corvette in Zeus Bronze Metallic that just arrived from the factory. The photos were taken under both showroom lighting as well as direct sunlight outside so you can see the difference.
About MacMulkin Chevrolet
Incidentally, if you’re thinking about getting your very own C8 Corvette in this color, MacMulkin Chevrolet is the perfect place to shop. This year, they are currently leading the pack of Corvette dealers across the world and comfortably sitting in the #1 position for new Chevrolet Corvette sales!
They have plenty of allocation left for the 2020 calendar year, so if you’re thinking about placing an order for a 2021 Corvette, you’ll be in good hands with MacMulkin’s Corvette Team! Simply fill out their 2021 Corvette Order Inquiry / Waiting List and a member of their team will reach out to you.
For now, click on the photos of this customer’s 2020 Corvette in Zeus Bronze Metallic and enjoy!