After a bungled first year effort marred by delays related to a UAW dispute and the coronavirus pandemic, fans and buyers alike have kept their eye on the 2021 model year C8 Corvette. As the ordering date for the new model approaches, the team at Corvette Action Center have obtained the configurator being used by Chevrolet dealerships.
The 2021 Corvette isn’t going to be that much different than the car we see today, however the configurator does confirm a few new options that will be joining the lineup. Most notable are the addition of new paint colors: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic. Two of the new paint colors replace the Long Beach Red Metallic and Blade Silver Metallic options that are currently available. Chevy appears to be all in on letting buyers tweak the appearance of their cars, as we recently reported on some new stripe packages that are bound to the second-year C8 as well. One such stripe package even takes after the near-perfect Gulf Livery.
The 2021 Corvette Stingray is also adding a new standalone option for performance minded buyers: the sublime Magnetic Ride Control suspension. In the past, the system was only available in conjunction with the Z51 performance package, but that is no longer the case for 2021. We expect that this may become a popular option for C8 buyers, as the upgraded suspension truly elevates the Corvette’s performance.
2020 had a lot of adversity facing America’s Sports Car. With more than a few buyers being forced to place a new order for a 2021 C8 Corvette, we’re glad that Chevy is at least trying to bring some new options to the table. At least they can take solace in the fact that the base price of the car is going to remain unchanged for the time being.