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Hell Yeah, You Can Finally Get A Bright Yellow Corvette Again

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Do you like yellow sports cars? You aren’t alone. I know Prince used a red Corvette as a euphemism, but if you’re under a certain age, yellow’s probably the iconic Corvette color for you. Well, good news — a classic shade of yellow is returning to the Corvette palette for 2025, and it rules.

Previously, the mid-engined Corvette was available in a color called Accelerate Yellow, which had a surprising amount of green to it. It was actually a chartreuse rather than what we’d normally think of as a yellow, and while that’s fine if that’s your sort of thing, it’s not quite the same as full-on yellow.

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However, Competition Yellow is exactly what the people wanted. It’s a proper bright yellow that first appeared on the 1993 Corvette, replacing a color that was just called Yellow. Now though, it amps up the show-off factor of the C8’s mid-engined form, and even in Chevrolet’s shot-from-above teaser, it just looks epic.

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It’s worth noting that Competition Yellow isn’t the ultra-iconic yellow from the C5 Corvette Z06. That would be Millennium Yellow, which has a little bit more orange to it than Competition Yellow but still whips ass. Millennium Yellow’s the best color available on a C5 Z06, because forget subtlety, you’re driving a damn sports car.

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Millennium Yellow briefly continued on the C6 Corvette, but it was quickly replaced mid-year 2005 by Velocity Yellow, which removed a touch of orange and, you guessed it, also whipped ass. Sure, you could get a C6 in Atomic Orange or Jetstream Blue, but Velocity Yellow was really the poster color for anyone who latched onto the Z06. Booyah.

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In fact, Velocity Yellow was so good that it was offered on the C7 Corvette until 2016, when it was replaced by Corvette Racing Yellow, which pulled even more orange out of the composition and went even brighter. Hell yeah. Sadly, this color was killed off after 2019, which makes us all the more thankful that a proper yellow is back.

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Admittedly, Competition Yellow isn’t the only new addition to the 2025 Corvette option list. You’ll also be able to get Sebring Orange Tintcoat that launched on the 2019 Corvette, and Hysteria Purple, which is a deep blue with purple undertones. Add in a big ol’ wing for Z51 cars and new wheel options for the Z06, and it looks like Chevrolet’s got a nice round of options going to keep things fresh.

However, if you’re shopping for a new 2025 Corvette, I urge you to get your Gucci Mane on and tick the box for Competition Yellow. There’s just something awesome about a bright yellow sports car, and not only do the people love it, owning one means stashing a little ray of sunshine in your garage. On a rainy day, it makes a difference, right?

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ApexAlexandros
ApexAlexandros
25 days ago

Lets fucking gooooooooo! Now I can not afford a C8 but at least in the correct shade of yellow.

I do wish Long Beach Red would make a return though.

Last edited 25 days ago by ApexAlexandros
Shooting Brake
Shooting Brake
25 days ago

Love these, and yeah being a certain age….have wanted a yellow C5 Z06 for some time and is my favorite vette color. For now I’ll settle for my yellow BRZ.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
25 days ago

DALE FREAKIN’ EARNHARDT, SENIOR, PRAISE BE HIS NAME, DID NOT RACE A CHARTREUSE CORVETTE

Lizardman in a human suit
Lizardman in a human suit
24 days ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

ALL PRAISE THE ELIMINATOR!!!!

10001010
10001010
23 days ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

Raise Hell and praise Dale, amen.

Dangerous_Daveo
Dangerous_Daveo
25 days ago

Cruze is yellow, and is faster than Lightening McQueen who is red. Yellow is good.

Logan King
Logan King
26 days ago

The problem is that I’d want a red interior and it would then look like you’re driving a 1970s McDonalds.

Church
Church
26 days ago

Anytime a car is made in more colors, including yellow, the world becomes a better place.

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
26 days ago

Yellow is the best Corvette color.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
26 days ago

Does anyone else find the C8 a snoozefest? It’s entire cachet is around being like a 15 year old Ferrari and benchmarked against a 15 year old Ferrari. Nothing says exciting like being a knock off.

They built a multi-generational pedigree and threw it all away on making a Ferrari knock off that already looks 15 years old not 4.

Oh and no manual, no care.

Last edited 26 days ago by Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Dalton
Dalton
26 days ago

You dont seem very smart.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
24 days ago
Reply to  Dalton

Fuck off, cunt.

Do you want to discuss cars or be a wanker? Go back to jalopnik, fuck boy.

Dalton
Dalton
24 days ago

You dont seem very pleasant, either.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
24 days ago
Reply to  Dalton

The last thing on earth I want is for someone named Dalton to think I’m pleasant. That’s an utter failure at life if you approve how I act. Approval from a retard is a negative not a positive.

Last edited 24 days ago by Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Lotsofchops
Lotsofchops
24 days ago

Says the guy named Bjorn.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
24 days ago
Reply to  Lotsofchops

Read the name out loud, ding dong.

Bob
Bob
24 days ago

So, you’re going for actively unpleasant. Well, it’s a choice, I guess.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
23 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Ah yes, it’s MY fault for reacting to assholes on here. People don’t have a right to be an asshole and face no push back. I can be better asshole than they are anyways, I just choose not to unless provoked. Preparation H works wonders on keeping asshole flare ups to a minimum. It just tastes terrible.

Last edited 23 days ago by Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Dangerous_Daveo
Dangerous_Daveo
25 days ago

I remember this argument with the crb1000. It’s boring, to which someone replied, how the fuck is a 1L sports bike boring.

I don’t see how a mid engine na v8 sports car is ever boring.

And well, they are coming out with a fast one soon enough.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
24 days ago

It’s boring because it’s been going on for decades and Chevy missed the boat for me to care. A continuation of the FR layout punching way above its weight in terms
of physics and price? That’s more interesting than adhering to norms of the last 30 years and benchmarking a 15 year old car. But I don’t buy corvettes and the market changed. That’s life.

MikeInTheWoods
MikeInTheWoods
25 days ago

It has the same problem the modern Challengers have: It needs 4-6” of horizontal body removed along the midline of the car. If the hood, greenhouse and trunk of both of those cars were closer to the rockers they would look amazing. Instead they look puffy.

Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
Bjorn A. Payne Diaz
24 days ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

Agreed. Weird proportions I’m sure that we can attribute to cutting of costs to accommodate a new MR platform.

Ricardo Mercio
Ricardo Mercio
26 days ago

Now I need yo know, is Millenium Yellow the same color as Pratt Miller yellow? Because that’s the correct color for a Corvette.

Too WRXy
Too WRXy
26 days ago

There are many correct colors for a Corvette but yellow is especially correct because Corvettes that win LeMans races are yellow

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
25 days ago
Reply to  Too WRXy

Preach.

Ben
Ben
26 days ago

Millennium Yellow’s the best color available on a C5 Z06, because forget subtlety, you’re driving a damn sports car.

*looks at profile photo*

Yes.

Urban Runabout
Urban Runabout
26 days ago
Lizardman in a human suit
Lizardman in a human suit
24 days ago
Reply to  Urban Runabout

Great color. But I am partial to Porshe’s pink

getstoneyII (probably)
getstoneyII (probably)
26 days ago

That yellow is nice, but it’s not for me. I’m more into the dark greens (which they don’t offer) and that Cacti Green ain’t it.

For some, that Torch Red is where it’s at. So much so, that this happened a few nights ago:

I was taking an after-dinner walk around the neighborhood. There was this old dude who was bringing (more like limping) his trash/recycling to the curb. I don’t know him and have never seen him before. Anyway, in his garage was parked a brand-new looking C8 in Torch next to some non-descript whatever 4-door. For no particular reason I chirped, “You got the right color” as I pointed.

The look of pride and joy on his face and the huge grin as he said, “Thank you so much!” just told the whole story. This guy’s dream his whole life was to be able to own a kick-ass brand new RED Corvette, and he did it!

That’s what’s up. 🙂

Dogisbadob
Dogisbadob
26 days ago

what interior color would you pick? Would you take the blue interior with Torch Red? 😉

Yes, you can actually do that 😀

Lizardman in a human suit
Lizardman in a human suit
24 days ago
Reply to  Dogisbadob

This is the way.

getstoneyII (probably)
getstoneyII (probably)
23 days ago
Reply to  Dogisbadob

Saddle brown. Always, saddle brown.

Think of the most comfortable couch/chair you’ve ever sat in/on. 9 times out of 10 it’s one that is that saddle color with the brass thumb tack thingies holding the swatches together.

To me, that look defines luxury.

This is about as close as the Vette gets…

https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/corvette/build-and-price/interior

Last edited 23 days ago by getstoneyII (probably)
Dogisbadob
Dogisbadob
26 days ago

The best part is that you can order the Corvette with any interior color too 🙂

Yellow-on-blue, yellow-on-red hell yeah 😀

Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
Carbon Fiber Sasquatch
26 days ago

Yellow will always be my favorite color for a sports car. I didn’t hate the highlighter color offered before but yeah, it’s hard to be a true yellow

Clark B
Clark B
26 days ago

My dad just picked up a new C8 to use as our dedicated track car, it’s their light grey with a bit of metallic to it which looks quite nice. But I wonder if he’s wishing he had held out just a little longer. One of his only real friends, who passed away 20 years ago, loved yellow cars so much that he had a yellow 911, Hummer H2, and F-150 all at the same time. Would have been fun to remember him with a yellow Corvette!

Last edited 26 days ago by Clark B
A. Barth
A. Barth
26 days ago

I do like a yellow sporty car! It’s a close call, but some Ferraris look better in yellow than they do in red or black.

Several years ago for grins I painted one project bike in Rustoleum Safety Yellow, which is just eye-searingly bright. When I rolled it out into the sunlight to get a picture, the glow from the yellow overbalanced (?) the rest of the shot.

A current project bike is getting a much more subdued treatment: the painted bits will be silver but the wheels have been powder-coated in a slightly less bright yellow (kind of a school bus yellow minus some orange).

Outofstep
Outofstep
26 days ago
Reply to  A. Barth

I actually have an orange running jacket that is so damn bright that it was tough to get a good picture with a phone camera while running. I found it hilarious but my friend who documents everything was so annoyed. It’s not eye-searingly bright, I’d say it’s obnoxiously bright. In winter you’re not missing me though.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
26 days ago

I wonder if at some point, ala Chrysler’s original ’70s color cheekiness, there will be a shade of yellow named something like “P-Mag”?

V10omous
V10omous
26 days ago

My biggest complaint about the C8 was the stupid looking “yellow”

Good on you GM.

H4llelujah
H4llelujah
26 days ago

Yellow is by far my favorite color on any car, and I think it looks good on anything.

But on that C7, man……SHEESH that thing jumps off the screen.

Manuel Verissimo
Manuel Verissimo
25 days ago
Reply to  H4llelujah

Preach. My 280Z went from boring white old car to awesome classic thanks to that lovely Safari Gold.

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
26 days ago

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase
They call it mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

Now I’ve ruined your day with that ear worm.

VanGuy
VanGuy
26 days ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

Ha! I’m too young and/or culturally uninformed to get this reference!

My Goat Ate My Homework
My Goat Ate My Homework
26 days ago
Reply to  VanGuy

You need to head back to your van down by the river.

Outofstep
Outofstep
26 days ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

While I love the song and it will be in my head all day (thanks for that!) every time I hear Mellow Yellow I always think of the Mello Yello livery from Days of Thunder.

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
26 days ago
Reply to  Outofstep

Popped into my head, too.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
26 days ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

A lot of people thought Donovan was saying that you could smoke banana peels to get high. That’s not what “electrical banana” meant at all.

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
26 days ago
Reply to  Dodsworth

Momma’s little helper.

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