2013 Chevrolet Corvette wheel patterns2013 is scheduled to be the final year of production for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, otherwise known as the C6. Having replaced the fifth-generation C5 Corvette in late 2005 as a 2006 model, that will mark a seven-year run on the market, which is impressively long in anyone's book, but fairly typical in Corvette history.

Keeping the C6 fresh all those years had as much to do with special models like the ZR1 and Grand Sport as it has with constantly tweaking smaller things like the options, accessories and colors that have been offered.

For its final model year, the 2013 C6 will reportedly get a last new color called Night Race Blue. The Corvette is already offered in two blue hues: one called Supersonic Blue Metallic (an option that costs an extra $300 on the standard Vette) and a lighter blue introduced for the 2012 model year called Carlisle Blue Metallic. The latter debuted at last year's SEMA Show to celebrate the Corvettes at Carlisle event in Pennsylvania that claims to attract more privately owned Vettes in one place at one time than anywhere else in the world.

CorvetteBlogger also reports that Chevrolet will be deleting Competition Gray wheels from the options sheet and replacing them with the Black Painted Aluminum wheels you see above.


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      jack s.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah, this article is full of wrong. The C6 did debut in 2005. Refreshes included engines (LS2 was 05-07, LS3 was 08-13), transmissions (6-speed auto came out in 06), suspensions (magnetic selective ride control, Z51) amongst many other things. Carlisle Blue is officially out of production (2012 MY only) and the 2013's start production next month with another first...the 60th anniversary 427 convertible (first ever Z06 vert). Nice try Autoblog. You're usually better than this, especially with a car that's as important as the Corvette.
        jack s.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jack s.
        Also new seats in 2012...and Carbon Flash is no longer available for 2013.
      toothii
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM/Chevrolet have used the Corvette as a test bed for many innovations that eventually trickle down to regular passenger cars. The All American Sports car's only equivalents are mostly European names that cost anywhere's from 1 1/2 to 3-4 times the price of a Corvette. Gotta be a reason for this! I own both a '67 as well as an '08 Vette and even though they are eons apart in technology, comfort and road handling, they are both very exciting cars to drive! The recession has hit Corvette production pretty hard, but it is rebounding nicely. The newest version, the C7 is due out as a 2014 model and even though it won't be a drastic change from the current C6 version, I am certain it will have refinements that will make it an even better driving experience. For those naysayers out there, unless you're a Prius devotee, go test drive a Vette and be prepered to have your mind rearranged!
      firefighter2722
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, some poor reporting there. The C6 started in latte 2004 as a 2005 model. Not a 2006. Also the Z06 isn't mentioned like the ZR1 is. Someone doesn't know much about hte corvette and just threw this together.
      socraticknight
      • 2 Years Ago
      can't wait for the c7 vette. if the dodge viper and ford boss mustang returned, then the vette will continue. please let a mid-engined vette arrive soon. the ford gt was too expensive. a mid-engined vette will probably win the 24 hours at le mans.
      tmlbtb
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chevy needs to come out with a Stingray version of the Corvette.
      hirohawa
      • 2 Years Ago
      9 year run not 7 years 2005-2013 is 9 model years. C6 was a 2005 model not a 2006.
        Joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hirohawa
        actually its 8 buddy, the car is a 2005 not a 2004 ;)
      mnbigbuddy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks loke the same color as the 64 Corvette I used to own.
      Gail
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now this is a perfect car, for it has great, sexy styling, the kind of power every car should have, the best handling in the world, and brakes that almost tear the body off the frame they are so good. This is one of the best engineered cars in the world, one that GM can be proud of. The color is sexy and mean all at the same time.
        IVAN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gail
        I must disagree as to "the best handling in the world". Perhaps for the money (or lack thereof), but I will still go for a rear or mid engine over the front location in the 'Vette. The 'Vette still doesn't have a 50/50 weight distribution needed for true performance. I'd like to take on a 'Vett any day with say a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, or a Maserati. Yes, when it comes to how much it costs, for your money the 'Vett is a good deal, but does not compare to the true sports cars from Europe.
          ssmutly
          • 2 Years Ago
          @IVAN
          So tell me how the sports cars from Europe did against the Corvette ZR! on the Nuremburgring? (not sure if I spelled that right) If I recall correctly, not so good, as the Corvette out performed most of them, running stock off the showroom floor tires.
          a2004ssr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @IVAN
          ZR1 will perform with a Lambo for a third of the money. The ZR1 will chew up the Maserati and Ferrari for far less $ . NEXT?????
      despina
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's very sexy, and it will do well in sales. For those that can afford it.
      iluvsade
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be really nice if they would offer the last vettes with Rally Wheels...It would be a nice touch.
      hi
      • 2 Years Ago
      love the c5 and c6 look....cannot wait to see the c7 the last 2 gens are going to be hard to beat
      • 2 Years Ago
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