The 2023 Chevy Corvette is here, and the new Stingray has everybody talking. There’s nothing like the experience of driving a Corvette. The designers at Chevy have made the cockpit to create a feeling of being wholly enveloped, so you feel like you become one with the vehicle, enhancing that breathtaking sensation at every turn and every rev of the engine. This new 2023 Corvette Stingray is just a masterpiece—sleek and precise down to every detail.
If you’re a Corvette lover, then you know you don’t drive a Corvette to blend in; you don’t want or need to be one with the crowd. Your Corvette is an extension of your personality, and as such, you want the opportunity to customize it in a way that better represents who you are. Chevrolet knows this about its loyal fan base, too, which is why they offer many fun customization options for the 2023 Corvette. You will feel like a kid in a candy shop with all of these options. You might even want to request the dealership put a giant red bow on it when it gets in—that way you can gift it to yourself.
Convertible or Coupe
The first decision you’ll need to make is whether you want to go with the convertible or coupe. There are a lot of perks to both. You should get the convertible if you love the feeling of the wind whipping against your face, live somewhere with the weather for it, and want to hear your engine’s roar wash over you. Other things to consider for the convertible are that it costs more than the coupe, it weighs more than the coupe (due to the motors required to operate the convertible top), and that—rumor has it—the convertibles are harder to find. (But, if you do snag one, you’ll feel special!)
You should get the coupe if you love the visceral experience of hearing the engine and all parts of the Corvette purr from the insulated interior (which yields fewer distractions), want to spend a bit less (roughly $8,000 less), and don’t live in a climate where you’ll often take advantage of a convertible. Other things to consider for the coupe are that they are easier to find than convertibles, they have a lighter build (making them a bit easier to manage), and, once you go coupe, you can’t go back. You can always turn a convertible into a coupe (essentially) by putting the top up, but you can’t turn a coupe into a convertible.
Exterior Design Choices
Once you have made the tough choice of coupe versus convertible, it’s time to design the exterior of your speeding beauty. The great thing is that Chevy offers tons of exterior customization options. You can choose a variety of exterior graphics, including full-length dual racing stripes in different colors and stringer stripes on the front in a variety of colors. You can also opt for fender graphics, exterior chrome badging, and the addition of a rear spoiler for performance-ready fun and style.
You get some wheel options, too. They will always be staggered—with 19-inch ones in the front and 20-inch ones in the back—but you get tons of color options like gloss black forged aluminum, sterling silver-painted aluminum, and midnight gray with a red stripe. There are even some pretty sophisticated tech bronze ones for a vintage look. Then you’ll pick your tires: either the Michelin Pilot Sport all-season or the Michelin Pilot Sport flat summer only. If you live somewhere with a climate that lets you enjoy a convertible, you’ll likely do okay with the summer flat. (And these would be the optimal choice for your Corvette, getting you the best traction, handling, and fuel economy.) Between all these options, you can really put your stamp on your Corvette; your friends in town will know it’s you when you zip by.
Interior Design Choices
You can make the inside just as much your own as you can the outside, so go ahead and turn it into your own personal race-track-ready living room. With tons of color and material options, there are a total of seven interior combinations you can create. You can opt for leather or textile seating surfaces. (Pro tip: Go with textile if you plan to bring along a four-legged friend.) You can opt for jet black, adrenaline red, or sky cool gray for your upholstery, and you even get to choose the seatbelt color, of which there are six eye-catching options.
You’ll have the option to sit in either bucket seats or competition sport bucket seats. The competition ones are made for more spirited driving conditions, like track driving, and feature things like extra-tough textiles on the areas that get the most wear and tear, as well as more general body support where you need it for performance driving. You’re going to love sliding into the interior of your Corvette after you’ve personally chosen all of these finer details.
Once you’ve customized your exterior and interior, there are several packages to choose from, ranging from fun to practical.
Z51 Performance Package
If you’ve already opted for the competition seats and racing stripes for your Corvette, you’re probably naturally headed in the direction of the Z51 performance package. You might as well go for it and get those track-ready features—like a performance suspension and electronic limited-slip differential—to complete the “speed demon” aesthetic you’re cultivating.
Stingray R Appearance Package
This is a Stingray-specific package for those who really want to make a statement. The Stingray R Appearance package adds racing-themed graphics, Stingray R logo wheel center caps, and other bold details.
Contoured Liner Protection Package
If you are kind enough to let anyone else into your soulmate-on-wheels, you might want to add this package to keep things clean. Its primary components are contoured liners for the cargo areas and all-weather liners for the floors.
Roadside Safety Package
While we hope you’re such an adept driver that you’d never need this package, it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. This package adds a first aid kit and a highway safety kit, allowing you to tend to post-collision emergencies while you’re waiting for first responders to arrive.
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
If you’ve always been a lover of the Corvette, you’re really going to enjoy what Chevy has in store for you with the 2023 Stingray. Chevrolet understands that its Corvette drivers want to make a statement and show their pride in being an owner—and that’s why they’ve created so many customization options for the 2023 model.
From many color options, exterior graphics, and wheel choices to stylize your exterior, to seven interior combinations, two seat choices, and all the optional packages, there are dozens of ways to make the Stingray uniquely yours. Plus, with the choice of the classic coupe or spirited convertible, you can choose a body style that will let you experience the Stingray the way that YOU want to.
You’re going to have a lot of fun designing your 2023 Corvette, and you’ll be bursting at the seams waiting for it to arrive. If you’re ready to trade in your vintage model or just keep adding to your family of these stunning cars, definitely check out the 2023 Corvette Stingray.