Chevy will hold pricing of 2021 C8 Corvette at ’20 figures

New equipment added and new colors available as well

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This 2021 Chevrolet Corvette convertible wears the new Silver Flare Metallic paint | Chevrolet photo

Even with new equipment being added, the base price of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette will not increase over those of the 2020 model, Chevrolet announced July 8.

“The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains carryover pricing – the same as the introductory model – with MSRP starting at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the convertible,” the automaker said in its announcement. “Both models include destination freight charge.”

“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,” added 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.”

Changes for the 2021 model year include:

  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control available without the Z51 suspension package.
  • Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Driver mode on-screen visualization and new track digital tachometer.
  • Standard “Buckle to Drive” technology that can prevent the driver from shifting out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds.
  • New exterior colors — Red Mist Metallic Tincoat and Silver Flare Metallic.
  • New interior color — Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike.
  • New full-length dual racing stripes in blue, orange, red or yellow.
  • Stinger stripes in Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow or Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver.
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Production of the new and mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette began in February but was interrupted in March by the coronavirus pandemic. Production resumed in June. 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. This option is not a benefit!
    Its government intrusion and we should reject it!

    Standard “Buckle to Drive” technology that can prevent the driver from shifting out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds.

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