That appears to be the case based on a new teaser video.
As we approach a year since the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 was launched, the brand is gearing up for what should be a bumper 2021, hopefully, unaffected by the delays that hampered the 2020 model. Availability aside, Chevrolet has teased what appears to be several new racing stripe liveries for the 2021 Corvette in a brief video on its Facebook page.
As customization has always been a big part of the Corvette's appeal, these options should add some spark to the existing palette. Presently, there are three racing stripes to choose from, although these are all in quieter shades like Midnight Gray and Sterling Silver.
Notably, the teaser showed what looks to be a Gulf Oil livery option in its iconic combination of light blue with an orange stripe. This livery has been applied to a raft of classics through the years, from the 60s Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917 that followed not long after, through to modern racers like the McLaren Senna. It should be a perfect match for the supercar proportions of the Corvette.
Also shown was a black car with dual red stripes that looked especially menacing, a black C8 with yellow stripes, and a white car with blue stripes. The video ended with a line saying "We're adding to the legacy".
While the new liveries won't do much to appease customers who ordered a 2020 Corvette and didn't get it, they may take comfort in the fact that the 2021 model won't be receiving a price increase. That means that the base model will still start at under $60,000 before destination costs and options, which is still brilliant value for an almost 500-horsepower mid-engine sports car.
Besides this, the track-oriented Z06 is on the way for the 2022 model year - it's already been spotted about testing and should offer phenomenal performance from its 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V8 engine.