Chevrolet opened a lot of eyes in 2019 when it announced that its flagship Corvette would move from a front-engine sports car to a mid-engine performance car. Since its introduction for the 1953 model year, the Corvette had always had a long front-end with a powerful engine. The 2020 model changed all of that, becoming a more performance-oriented mid-engine vehicle to compete with the sports cars coming out of Italy and Germany. But unlike those exotic European mid-engine cars, the 2020 Chevy Corvette was given an affordable price tag and remains readily available at any Chevy dealer near you.
Corvette’s executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter explains, “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.” The results were spectacular, with the new Corvette turning heads everywhere it went. Now, Chevrolet has even better news as it recently announced that it will retain carryover pricing for the 2021 Corvette. That means that you can get a Corvette Stingray coupe or convertible with all the new standard features for the 2021 model year at the same price you would have paid for a 2020 model. So race on over to a nearby Chevy dealer to check out the new 2021 Corvette and see why this is the best performing supercar for the money.
Carryover Pricing for 2021
One of Chevrolet’s best announcements this year was that the company would retain carryover pricing for the 2021 Corvette. This means that the 2021 Chevy Corvette Stingray coupe would continue to have a base MSRP of $59,995. It also means that you can get behind the wheel of a Corvette convertible at an MSRP of $67,495. But even though prices are remaining the same, that doesn’t mean that Chevrolet is standing still. The 2021 Corvette will come with some great new and upgraded features.
All New for 2021
The 2021 Corvette is going to come racing into Chevy dealerships real soon with some gorgeous new colors. Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike has been added as an interior color option. For exterior colors, Chevrolet has added Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic. Whichever you choose, the new Corvette is going to look really sporty.
Adding to this is your choice of additional exterior details. If you choose the full-length dual racing stripe package, you will get either blue, orange, red, or yellow to compliment your choice of body color on your Corvette. If you opt for stinger stripes, these will come in three amazing color combinations: carbon flash/edge red, carbon flash/edge yellow, and carbon flash/midnight silver. Talk about making a statement!
But the new features on the 2021 Corvette are not just cosmetic. Chevrolet has made buckle to drive a standard safety feature on all Corvette models, preventing the driver from shifting out of park unless the driver’s seatbelt is buckled. Chevy has also made the Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension available as an option on all Corvettes when it was previously only available if you chose the optional Z51 package. Magnetic Selective Ride Control utilizes a suspension system fluid infused with magnetic particles to adapt suspension travel to your Corvette’s speed and the road conditions, providing a smoother overall ride for you and your passenger. Finally, Chevy has added a driver mode on-screen visualization and track digital tachometer to give you more information in real-time as you drive your 2021 Corvette.
As you may have heard, the mid-engine Corvette provides some of the best handling and performance in this amazing car’s storied history. It starts with the 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 direct-injection engine with variable valve timing (VVT) and active fuel management. VVT improves overall engine efficiency, while active fuel management increases the fuel economy for the Corvette. As a result, the 2021 Corvette has been rated to provide a solid 15 mpg in city driving and an astounding 27 mpg on the highway. You are definitely going to want to hit the road in your 2021 Corvette Stingray and really open that V-8 engine up.
This V-8 engine is really powerful, producing 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. This allows you to go 0-60 mph in only 3 seconds in your 2021 Corvette. If you choose the Z51 package, the engine gets a boost to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This will power from 0-60 mph in an astounding 2.9 seconds. The top track speed on the 2021 Corvette is 194 mph with standard suspension. I’m not sure you’re going to need to push it that fast, but it’s good to know that your Corvette isn’t just a show horse.
The new Corvette is Chevrolet’s first car to feature an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual and automatic modes, giving you the ability to make quick shifts and better control your Corvette. The driver mode selector also provides your choice of six different driving modes: tour, sport, track, weather, MyMode, and Z Mode. The last two are customizable to your driving preferences.
Chevy truly puts you in the driver’s seat when designing your 2021 Corvette. This even includes the car’s suspension system, with your choice of four-wheel independent, optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Z51 Performance, and Z51 Performance with Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Performance Traction Management. Chevrolet understands that no two drivers are exactly alike, so it has given you the ability to choose what suspension you prefer.
The 2021 Corvette features 19-inch front and 20-inch rear painted aluminum wheels. The standard tires are 245/35ZR19 front and 205/30ZR20 rear all-season performance tires, but the Z51 Performance Package comes with summer-only high-performance tires. Chevrolet certainly surprised many when it chose to make all-season tires standard on the Corvette. However, this has allowed drivers to enjoy their Corvettes year-round.
Interior Comfort and Luxury
The Chevy Corvette has always been known for luxurious appointments, and the 2021 Corvette keeps that tradition alive. GT1 bucket seats with Mulan leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts are standard, but two other seat types are also available. GT2 bucket seats come with Napa leather seating surfaces and either simple perforated inserts or perforated suede microfiber inserts. Finally, there are enhanced Competition Sport bucket seats that also offer the same Napa leather and insert choices as the GT2 seats.
Every 2021 Corvette comes equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with an 8-inch HD color touchscreen. This system includes standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and AM/FM stereo. However, it can be upgraded to the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with navigation, enhanced voice recognition, and a performance data recorder. Wherever you go with your 2021 Corvette Stingray, you can easily stay connected and entertained.
Safety Is Standard on the 2021 Corvette
Some automakers concentrate so much on performance when designing a sports car that they forget about the safety of the driver and passengers. Chevrolet didn’t make this mistake when it created the new Corvette. In addition to the new standard buckle to drive feature, the 2021 Corvette is equipped with a standard HD rear vision camera, rear park assist, four driver and passenger frontal and side-impact airbags, and Teen Driver technology. Each of these standard features will help keep you and your passenger safe when you’re out cruising in your Corvette. In addition, Chevy offers optional side blind zone alert to help you avoid collisions when changing lanes, and the 2LT and 3LT versions of the 2021 Corvette also come with an HD front vision camera to improve overall safety.
With the 2021 Corvette, Chevrolet maintains its position as an industry leader in the high-performance sports car market. No other car can offer the same performance, looks, and comfort as a Corvette. Best of all, the 2021 Corvette remains as affordable as ever with carryover pricing from 2020, allowing you to get a better car at the same price as the previous year. Whether you choose a coupe or convertible, the 2021 Corvette Stingray will give you a car you will love.