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ME Coming In Shadow Gray Metallic

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  • ME Coming In Shadow Gray Metallic

    It costs GM a ton of money to go through its intensive process of developing a new color for the Corvette, primarily because as Chuck Philippi, BGA Body Shop Manager, has shared several times, that the paint itself, and the application of that paint onto the Corvette’s sheet molded compound body panels is very different, and more complex than painting that same color onto a metal part. Part of that cost, is it takes lots of time for GM to progressively, internally within the plant, to go through the testing, re-testing and further testing of one panel after another for color consistently.

    The last official GM document we saw was that the C7 's scheduled end of production is the end of next March. Consequently, IMO the chances of GM starting to paint new Corvettes in the new color of Shadow Gray Metallic (SGM) just two months ago, yet stopping that color just eight months later, is less than 1%.

    All the above a long introduction to the probability of Shadow Gray becoming a 2020 mid engine Corvette colors is 99+%.

    Thanks to Mike Furman Mike@Criswell for these pictures and video.

    https://www.facebook.com/corvettefurman/
    . (Video at link).

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    Notice the contrast with Watkins Glen Gray Metaliic on its right:

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    Last edited by John; 10-10-2018, 11:31 AM.
    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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    I saw Shadow Gray at this April Bash. It is a beautiful color.
    Looking forward to our ME arriving, hopefully late next summer.

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    • #3
      Not a gray fan but good for those who are.
      There is a madness to my method!

      2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
      2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
      79 coupe Silver/oyster
      All one owner
      Museum lifetime members

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      • #4
        Here are a couple of more picture of Shadow Gray Metallic, and in comparison to Watkins Glen Gray Metallic — thanks to CorvetteBlogger and his source Dave Salvatore.

        Shadow Gray is in the foreground in the first one, and on the left in the second one.

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        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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        • #5
          Picture I took at the BASH this past April of Shadow Gray Metallic in the sun (love its bluish tint).

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          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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          • #6
            My ME will be in Grey, I hope this is available 😎

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            • #7
              Grey or really really dark grey for me. ; )

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              • #8
                I believe that this is as close as we can come right now.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  I believe that this is as close as we can come right now.


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                  John, my friend, I wish you were correct. Sadly I think THIS is as close as we can come right now:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IronV View Post

                    John, my friend, I wish you were correct. Sadly I think THIS is as close as we can come right now:

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                    I too wish he was correct. Sadly, to my eye, the lower one which seems closer to the camo test cars, is very chunky and generic looking. As many have said, lets hope the final car is sleek and exciting, and that GM proves to be a master of camo deception.

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                      [Quoite=George]As many have said, lets hope the final car is sleek and exciting, and that GM proves to be a master of camo deception.[/Quote]

                      That is a spot-on sentence.

                      More needless angst if anyone is not happy now.. Wait until the reveal before anyone is either discouraged, dismayed or even disgusted. Wasted negative energy on your part. Unless folks like being unhappy and like later having an overflowing Thanksgiving platter of wrongly-placed crow..

                      You ain’t seen nothing of how good it looks yet. There is a team of career professionals at GM, whose official title I do not know, but should be Masters of Deception, who all they do as their full time jobs, ie.g., being masters of disguise. As directed, they have “dumbed down” what the 2020 Corvette will look like.

                      For those who are thinking that we are only looking at a single layer of camo vinyl, that is your first reason you are being deliberately led down your “path of sadness.”
                      Last edited by John; 10-22-2018, 11:23 AM.
                      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, John. I saw this at the BASH too. I told the GM guys it looked just like Night Race Blue to me. They looked at me like I was a heretic, but there is a LOT of blue in this color. It will look sensational with a Kalahari interior.

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                        • #13
                          Yes SGM would look great with Kalahari, and while we think and hope Kalahari will be back next year, of course no guarantees. It is such a beautiful color. I think SGM would also look really good with a red, a gray or a black interior.
                          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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                          • #14
                            I think Kalahari or something similar will be available. To my old eyes, Kalahari is the only leather interior that LOOKS like leather. Call it "Saddle" or "Cowhide" or whatever, but that is the color for me. I get more complements on the color of my interior than any other feature of my car !

                            By the way, Ferrari has sold similar color leather for 50 years, and it is called Palomino !
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                            • #15
                              I sure like it also. It was in one of the reveal cars, and that is when it totally caught my attention.
                              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A 2020 ME Corvette is coming next.

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