C8 Corvette Has Tons Of New Carbon Fiber Accessories On The Way

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Not to mention Corvette Racing "Jake" accessories and a new tow hook.

In case you missed it, Chevrolet has officially moved on to the second model year of the C8 Corvette, taking down its 2020 configurator and putting one up for the 2021 model in its place. Production isn't expected to change over for a while yet, but don't let that stop you from getting started pricing out options.

Apart from the small handful of changes already visible in the configurator - two new exterior colors, new stripe options, a new interior color scheme, and a few other tweaks - there are plenty of new accessories on the way, as well. And there's good news for carbon fiber fans: many of the new accessories are made of the stuff.

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Photos of the new accessories were shared in a recent YouTube video, and they include a new exposed carbon fiber roof bow graphic, carbon fiber air intake boomerangs, a carbon fiber high wing, and a rear bumper tow hook for easier recovery at the race track. The carbon high wing isn't strictly new, mind you; it was already offered at some point during the 2020 model run before a supplier issue forced Chevrolet to pull it from the market.

The carbon roof bow graphic is perhaps the most unexpected of the options. It basically replaces the slender panel that runs between both B pillars with an exposed carbon fiber one. We suspect it will look best with the available visible carbon roof.

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The video also has some previously unseen photos of some accessories we already knew were on the way - namely, all-weather floor mats and a rubberized trunk mat with the Corvette Racing "Jake" skull logo, and a Jake logo hood graphic.

Of course, the biggest news with regard to the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is that there's been zero price increase compared to the 2020 model year. That allows the 'Vette to hang onto its status as perhaps the performance bargain of the century.

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