Color Us Intrigued: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Gains New Paint Colors, Racing Stripe Options
One year after its introduction, the eighth-generation and first-ever mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is even more enticing. Eschewing the typical second-year Corvette price hike, the 2021 C8 Corvette maintains its original starting price, yet receives a host of new features, option availability, and—most visually arresting of all, new paint color options and sweet stripe packages.
Meet the 2021 Corvette’s New Paint Colors
This year, Red Mist Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic join the color palette that already included shades of white, black, red, silver, gray, blue, bronze, yellow, and orange. Chevrolet is offering new colors for its dual racing stripes that extend the length of the vehicle. These will now be available in blue, orange, red, and yellow. New Stinger Stripes will be available in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow, and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver. Chevrolet is also adding a bold new interior color theme mixing Sky Cool Gray with Yellow Strike. Unfortunately, Chevy does not yet have photos of these stripes and color schemes, but you can see peeks of them in the Twitter post below:
— Chevrolet (@chevrolet) July 6, 2020
Plus, a Few New Goodies
In addition to the colors, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette receives a few new standard technologies, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buckle to Drive is also now standard, preventing the driver from shifting out of Park if the seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds. Driver mode on-screen visualization and a new track digital tachometer join the features list, and magnetic selective ride control suspension is now available independently from the Z51 performance package.
Once again, the Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 making 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs to an eight-speed dual-clutch sending power to the rear wheels. Its exotic-supercar-rivaling performance is just one reason the Vette won our 2020 Car of the Year award. Not made just for performance, the Corvette is also an everyday sports car, providing reasonable cargo space, decent fuel economy, and a comfortable ride. So, don’t let those hot paint colors or racing stripes fool you—the Corvette can be your only car, provided you only ever need to carry one passenger . . .
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