This year has not been kind to those trying to buy a new C8 Corvette. The car faced a number of delays before the pandemic hit, and well you can guess what happened from there. GM had to notify buyers a few months ago that not everyone would receive their reserved car this year, and instead would have to wait for a 2021 model. As frustrating as that must have been, we do have good news for those individuals. The 2021 Corvette Stingray build and price configurator is now live.
The full configurator comes after GM released the C8 Corvette visualizer tool last month. What this particular shopping tool lacks in 3D-imaging, it’s offset by the added level of detail and options. Furthermore, the configurator contains pricing information that Chevy previously kept from us.
Unlike in 2020, the C8 Corvette will now be offered in two body styles: coupe and convertible. The base price of the mid-engine sports car remains at $59,995 for the coupe, but the drop-top will start at $67,495 in 1LT trim. The better-appointed 2LT trim will cost $67,295 on the coupe and $74,295 for the convertible model. Those prices jump up to $71,945 and $78,945 respectively for the range-topping 3LT models.
According to the 2021 Corvette build and price configurator, it will be available in 12 standard exterior paint colors: Arctic White, Black, Torch Red, Matrix Gray, Elkhart Lake Blue, Shadow Gray, Silver Flare, and Zeus Bronze. There are also four premium paint options coming for 2021: Accelerate Yellow Metallic ($500), Rapid Blue ($500), Sebring Orange ($995), and Red Mist Metallic ($995). The Corvette will also offer seven different colored full-length stripes, along with three options for new-for-2021 stinger stripes.
Perhaps the biggest change for 2021 is the fact that the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette can be ordered with Magnetic Selective Ride Control outside of the Z51 Performance Pack. Previously, owners needed to spec the track-focused upgrades in order to receive this superb setup. Now though, they can have the tweaked suspension for just $1,895. That’s a good thing too, as the Z51 Performance pack has seen a price hike for 2021. The package will now carry an MSRP of $5,995, nearly $1,000 more than last year.
As far as options go, there is no denying that the C8 Corvette is the most customizable Chevy yet. There are four standard wheel choices, with two more available as an add-on extra. There are 41 different exterior options to choose from, ranging from Jake Logo wheel centers to a $1,195 C8.R-inspired car cover. Combine this with all of the crazy colors you can choose inside and out, and it’s clear that GM wants you to make this car your own. Let us know how you’d spec yours down below.