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2021 Corvette: Here’s Everything That’s New And Different
Chevy’s Corvette C8 took the world by storm, attracting interest from current owners as well as those who have never owned (or been interested in) a Corvette before. The new mid-engine sports car had a bit of a rocky start, as production began only to be idled by COVID-19 shortly after. As we write this, there are still many who have placed an order for a 2020 Corvette, but who don’t know whether their order will be built before production switches into the 2021 MY later this year. Some of those orders might slip into the 2021 model year, which brings us to the 2021 Corvette.

We’ve broken down exactly what’s new and different for the 2021 Corvette. Let’s dig in.

Lineup
Like the 2020 Corvette C8, the 2021 Corvette will continue to be offered as the Stingray with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, the 2021 model continues to be offered in three trim levels and two body styles.

Trim Levels:

1LT
2LT
3LT

Body Styles:

Two-door coupe (with manually removable top)
Two-door hardtop convertible
The Z51 performance package continues to be available on all models and trims, and includes the following features:

Z51 performance suspension
Performance exhaust
Performance rear axle ratio
Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD)
Z51 rear spoiler
Front splitter
245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear high-performance tires
Heavy-duty cooling system
Exterior
On the outside, the 2021 Corvette deletes two colors while adding two new ones:

Deleted colors:

Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
Blade Silver Metallic

New colors:

Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat

Silver Flare Metallic

Additionally, the full-length dual racing stripe package is now available in four new colors – Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow. They join Carbon Flash Metallic, Midnight Gray and Sterling Silver. Meanwhile, a new Stinger Stripe is now available in three colors – Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver.

Interior
Inside, the 2021 Corvette adds a new Sky Cool Gray / Strike Yellow interior color. It is only available on the 3LT trim level with either the GT2 buckets or Competition buckets. In both cases, the chairs will feature leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also join the lineup, though wired functionality remains.

Two new Corvette Genuine Corvette Accessories join the party: contoured cargo area liners with the Jake logo and all-weather floor liners with the Jake logo.

Packages

The 2021 Corvette sees two package-level changes. The first, and most notable, is the newfound availability of Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension (FE2) without the Z51. It is available on all trims. For the 2020 model year, the only way to get Magnetic Ride Control was to opt for the aforementioned Z51. This change is for those who want MRC shocks without the additional performance hardware included in Z51.

Additionally, a new Roadside Safety Package is introduced as a Genuine Corvette Accessory. The package includes a First Aid Kit and a Highway Safety Kit.
 
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