2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Review: All-American Superstar

With the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe coming in at an astonishing price of just $59,900, we've officially reached a point in time where you don't need to be a professional racecar driver or a privileged millionaire to drive or even own your very own high-end sports car. Some may scoff at the idea that the Corvette Stingray Coupe is a bonafide supercar, but with 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque emitted from its 6.2-liter V8 mid-mounted engine, it can certainly keep up with the best of them, and at a fraction of the price. Its proficiency and price aren't the only qualities that make the C8 such a phenomenal 2-door vehicle though, as, with its modern and featureful cabin and innovative storage solutions, it's also a very livable or pragmatic car for regular, daily driving. With a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of around three seconds, the 2021 Corvette Stingray Coupe can go up against the best of them, but as a suitable everyday sportscar, it measures up against the likes of the Porsche 911 Carrera, Jaguar F-Type, and Aston Martin Vantage.

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe?

With the new year comes several small changes to the eighth-generation Stingray, including two new exterior colors, namely Silver Flare Metallic and Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, and a new Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow interior color scheme. Chevrolet also offers new full-length dual racing stripe colors for those who want to dip their new C8 Coupe in some extra hot freedom sauce, including Red, Blue, Orange, and Yellow. The classic Stinger Stripe is now available in Carbon Flash with your choice of Edge Red, Edge Yellow, or Midnight Silver. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, and magnetic ride control is now available as a standalone option.

Pros and Cons

  • Thrilling supercar performance
  • It's a workable daily driver, too
  • Futuristic, and extra-special cabin
  • Born and bred in the US-of-A
  • Bizarrely affordable pricing
  • Couldn't be prouder, but could be louder
  • Doesn't let you do the gear shifting at all
  • Chevrolet doesn't offer much tech for it
  • No official safety rating
  • Uncertain reliability expectations

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Stingray 1LT Coupe
6.2L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$59,900
Stingray 2LT Coupe
6.2L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$67,200
Stingray 3LT Coupe
6.2L V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$71,850

Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 182.3 in
  • Wheelbase 107.2 in
  • Height 48.6 in
  • Max Width 76.1 in
  • Front Width 64.9 in
  • Rear Width 62.4 in
  • Curb Weight 3,366.0 lbs

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Corvette Stingray Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Mounted behind the front seats of the Corvette Stingray Coupe is a ferocious 6.2-liter V8 naturally aspirated gas engine that fires out up to 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque for the C8's rear-wheel drivetrain. While those hp figures aren't overly impressive for a supercar in this day and age, those torque outputs do really well to close the gap. Kick the pedal to the metal and the C8 Corvette will pounce from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of seconds - around three, to be exact. The 8-cylinder engine is a new LT4 piece and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The powertrain, as a whole, works phenomenally in the C8, delivering oodles of power on command for genuinely thrilling acceleration responses throughout the rev range. Though you don't get to shift gears yourself, the auto transmission's shifts are exhilaratingly quick, smooth, and instinctual.

  • Engine
    6.2L V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    RWD

Corvette Stingray Coupe Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    18.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 15/27 mpg
* 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT Coupe RWD

Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    2-seater
  • Front Leg Room 42.8 in
  • Front Head Room 37.9 in

Corvette Stingray Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    12.6 ft³

Corvette Stingray Coupe Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2021 Warranty \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe a good car?

Though not a supercar by traditional standards, the 2021 Corvette Stingray Coupe certainly performs as though it is one and it looks the part, too. But what really makes the American-born sportscar so admirable and compelling is the fact that one can get behind the wheel of this 490-hp mid-engined beast for just $60,000. It's the ideal purchase for the long-time dreamer and passionate sports car enthusiast who will get to push it to its limits and hoon it through straights and corners during track days and then even flaunt it about on the way to the office or on the way to pick up groceries during the week. It's fun and relatively pragmatic, though you may have to convince your significant other that the absence of an official safety review for the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe matters not, never mind trying to justify its hefty fuel consumption. Yes, there are more powerful homegrown sports cars out there in the USA, but none will make you feel as special and involved as the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, especially at the price.

๐Ÿš—What Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Model Should I Buy?

Because of how easy the Corvette Stingray Coupe is to drive and with how livable it is for regular, daily use, we'd recommend the mid-spec 2LT model as the one that offers a favorable selection of creature comforts, conveniences, and safety features that will make daily driving even more pleasant, all at a relatively high-value price. Some of the notable add-ons include a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, a wireless phone charger, and heated and ventilated seats. The additional advanced driver assists are perhaps the most important and include high-definition front and rear vision cameras, a rear camera mirror, rear cross-traffic alert, and side blind-spot alert.

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