Including new stripe options.
There have been several rumors surrounding the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette since the production of the 2020 model was cut short. Early indications pointed to a slight price increase but as it turns out, the 2021 Vette will cost the same amount as the 2020 car. This means the 2021 Corvette Stingray coupe is priced at $59,995 while the new Convertible model comes in at $67,495 (both including a destination freight charge).
The price remains the same but there are some notable changes with this new model year. Buyers can now opt for the Magnetic Selective Ride Control without the Z51 Package. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, as is a new Buckle To Drive feature and track digital tachometer. There are also a few new colors and stripe options.
Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic join the exterior options while Sky Cool Gray and Yellow Strike have been added to the interior choices. Buyers can now opt for a Dual Length Stripe Package in Blue, Orange, Red, or Yellow as well as Stinger Stripes in Edge Red, Edge Yellow, or Midnight Silver. As with last year's model, the 2021 Corvette can be fitted with Black, Bright Red, Edge Red, or Yellow brake calipers.
Power still comes from a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine producing 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque going out to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. With the Z51 Performance Package, these numbers are increased to 495 and 470 respectively, dropping to 0-60 mph time from three seconds to 2.9 seconds. The convertible only weighs about 100 pounds more than the coupe and manages to retain similar performance figures.
Production of the 2021 Corvette will reportedly begin in November, though no official availability timeline has been given. "Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. "We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model."