2015 Corvette Stingray Gets 8-Speed Auto, New Colors, OnStar 4G LTE & More: RPO Central

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There is simply no questioning the general aptitude for performance of the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray. What started out as one of Chevrolet’s most anticipated reveals of the decade has turned into a giant success story, with the new 2014 Stingray winning accolades, praise, and wishful looks from bystanders all around. And for the 2015 model year, Chevy is making its uncompromising sports car even better.

To start, the Lime Rock Green Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic exterior colors are being replaced by two new hues — Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic (an extra cost color). But the bigger news is that the standard 6-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox with the 2.56 rear axle ratio will officially be replaced by a new 8-speed unit with a 2.41 ratio.

On the high-tech front, the 2015 Vette Stingray joins the host of GM vehicles to get OnStar 4G LTE, while the very useful (and cool) Performance Data and Video Recorder (PDR) gets direct integration.

A host of new packages joins the options list, including new wheels, a Chrome Badge Package, Carbon Flash Badge Package, and Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package. In addition, the Z51 Performance Package now (finally!) includes the Performance Exhaust and 3LT trim level includes the Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package.

Check the official RPO-level changes for yourself:

Deletions

  • (G7J) Lime Rock Green Metallic exterior color
  • (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (MYC) 6-speed paddle shift automatic transmission
  • (GM8) 2.56 rear axle ratio

New Features

  • (G1B) Shark Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (G1H) Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic exterior color (extra cost)
  • (M5U) 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission with automatic modes
  • (VV4) OnStar with 4G LTE
  • (UQT) Performance data and video recorder
  • (EYK) Chrome Badge Package
  • (EYT) Carbon Flash Badge Package
  • (CFZ) Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package – Carbon Flash-painted
  • (QCC) 19″ front and 20″ rear Black machined aluminum wheels
  • (QX1) 18″ front and 19″ rear 5-spoke, Black aluminum wheels
  • (RPK) 18″ front and 19″ rear Black machined aluminum wheels
  • (PFI) Pacific Design Package for Stingray Coupe with Z51 on 2LT and 3LT (late availability)
  • (ATI) Atlantic Design Package for Stingray Convertible with Z51 on 2LT and 3LT (late availability)
  • (ZF1) ZF1 Appearance Package for Stingray without Z51, includes 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels and tires and body-color Z51-style rear spoiler
  • (E57) Carbon Fiber tonneau inserts for Convertible
  • (WA8) Clear protective film
  • (GXB) 2.41 rear axle ratio
  • (SDN) Black and Silver Custom Valve Stem Package, LPO
  • (VTB) Rear fascia protector, LPO

Changes

  • Chevrolet MyLink audio system with 8″ diagonal Color Touch screen display RPO code changes to (IO5)
  • Chevrolet MyLink audio system with Navigation RPO code changes to (IO6)
  • (IWE) Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package is now included on 3LT
  • (NPP) Performance exhaust is now included with the Z51 Performance Package
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