Sometimes General Motors just likes to drop hints to see if we’re all paying attention. Over the weekend Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing team campaigned at Road America for the fourth IMSA race of the season, securing their third win in a row. And with the 4-mile road course absent of spectators, Chevy lined up the 2021 Corvette Stingray R Edition in between the No. 3 and No. 4 C8.R race cars, and had themselves a nice photo shoot. The images were soon after published on the Corvette Racing Twitter account, as well as other social media channels.
— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) August 2, 2020
The 2021 Corvette Stingray R appearance package was previously unseen and only softly rumored, but there it is, with a clear “Stingray R” graphic on its massive front splitter. The color combo may not reflect the yellow and gray race cars as it probably should, but it’s nevertheless striking to look at. Take note of the Jake logo on the frunk insert. It wouldn’t be a Corvette Racing-themed package without the team mascot, after all. Finishing off the package appears to be a high-wing spoiler, side graphics, and Red Mist mirrors.
The C8 Corvette Stingray R may not have the devious flat-plane crank V8 engine mounted behind the passenger seats, nor will it have the massive wing that the C8.R twins possess, but it’s sure to be another commodity for Corvette collectors. Remember, the C8 Corvette Z06 won’t launch until at least the 2022 model year, pending any further delay.
Pricing for the 2021 Stingray R package is not immediately available, but the MSRP and options for the 2021 Corvette have otherwise been made public. And while the base price has stayed flat, subtle to moderate price increases for popular content has taken place.