2021 Corvette Pricing, New Features, Press Release July 8, 2020

As of the date of this blog posts, the Corvette Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant is back in operation and hitting full stride with the production of the 2020 Corvette. Vette Vues learns that the Corvette convertible will be produced in the model year 2020 as first announced. For those of you who are waiting for your new C8 Corvette Stingray, 2020 we are happy to report the Corvette’s model year, has not been curtailed as some speculated, but actually extended.

In our August 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine (now at press) Ken Kayser reports the “Some very popular 2020 Corvette options have either exceeded Chevrolet’s initial estimate, or the suppliers have run into their own production constraints, causing a Hold on more orders. Perhaps a second supplier might be tooled up to meet the demand; we can only hope.”

You’ll remember from Ken’s July column, “Corvette Legend or Myth & Zora’s Marque of Excellence” in Vette Vues, that GM engineers like Frank Taverna are currently test-driving future Corvettes with engines featuring a first of Chevrolet, a “Flat-Stroke” crankshaft for a fast-revving engine with a distinct, different and pleasing deceleration sound pattern.

GM engineer, Frank Taverna, currently test-driving future Corvettes. Photo Courtesy of Kenneth Kayser
GM engineer, Frank Taverna, currently test-driving future Corvettes. Photo Courtesy of Kenneth Kayser

Chevrolet has issued a new press release dated Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9 a.m. EDT


2021 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY OFFERS CARRYOVER PRICING WITH FRESH CONTENT


2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible (far right in new Silver Flare Metallic) © General Motors
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible (far right in new Silver Flare Metallic) © General Motors

DETROIT — Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. 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. 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,” said 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.”

NEW FOR 2021

  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension available without Z51 (FE2)
  • Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
  • Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
  • Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
  • Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
  • New Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red, and Yellow
  • Stinger Stripes in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
  • Driver mode on-screen visualization and new track digital tachometer
  • Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving

ENGINE & CHASSIS:

The next-generation LT2 is paired with Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which provides lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfer.

  • Engine: 6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, and Active Fuel Management
  • Transmission: eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
  • Driver Mode Selector – six modes: Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, and MyMode and Z Mode customizable modes
  • Brakes: four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, four-piston calipers (12.6-inch front rotors, 13.3-inch rear rotors)
  • NEW: Available Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension without Z51 (FE2), which reads the road better, providing more precise data through suspension-mounted accelerometers
  • Available Z51 Performance Package: Z51 performance brakes, Z51 performance suspension (FE3), performance exhaust, performance final drive ratio, electronic limited-slip differential, Z51 rear spoiler, front splitter, 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear summer-only, high-performance tires and heavy-duty cooling system
  • Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
  • Front lift: adjustable height with memory

DESIGN:

The Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette.

Exterior

  • NEW: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
  • NEW: Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
  • NEW: Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow
  • NEW: Stinger Stripe in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
  • Painted brake calipers: available in Black, Bright Red, Edge Red and Yellow

Interior

  • NEW: Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
  • GT1 bucket seats

 – Mulan leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts

  • Available GT2 bucket seats

– Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts

– Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts

– Two-tone

  • Available Competition Sport bucket seats

– Performance textile

– Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts

– Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts

  • Available heated and ventilated seats; power bolster and power lumbar
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available custom seat belts: Black, Orange, Natural, Tension Blue, Torch Red and Yellow
  • Available custom interior leather stitching: Adrenaline Red stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console; Yellow stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console
  • Available Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Interior Package: headliner, visor, trim above windshield and rear window, and A-pillar trim in color-keyed sueded microfiber
  • Available head-up display – color with readouts for Tour, Sport and Track modes, vehicle speed, gear, engine rpm, shift lights, turn signals, high beam headlamps, turn-by-turn navigation, g-meter, speed limit and lap times
  • Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system

INFOTAINMENT & CONNECTIVITY:

The Stingray benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies.

  • NEW: Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio® Bluetooth® audio streaming for two active devices, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, voice recognition and in-vehicle apps
  • Available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with Navigation, includes Plus system features listed above, Connected Navigation, enhanced voice recognition, additional memory for in-vehicle apps and Performance Data Recorder
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot for up to seven devices
  • Standard HD Rear Vision Camera (1LT) and HD Front and Rear Vision Cameras (2LT/3LT)
  • Available Performance Data Recorder
  • Available wireless charging

SAFETY & SECURITY:

An available suite of active safety features.

  • NEW: Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving
  • Air bags: four driver and passenger frontal and side-impact air bags with Passenger Sensing System
  • Available Rear Camera Mirror: rearview auto-dimming with full camera display (coupe and convertible)
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Available Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Available theft-deterrent system: engine immobilizer and audible/visual alarm electrical, unauthorized entry, vehicle inclination sensor, vehicle interior movement sensor; activates horn

2021 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY SPECIFICATIONS

EPA-ESTIMATED MPG

City15
Highway27

FUEL TANK CAPACITY

18.5 gallons / 70 liters

ENGINES

Type:6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management
Bore & stroke (in / mm):4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92.00
Block material:Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material:Cast aluminum
Valvetrain:Overhead-valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery:Direct, high-pressure fuel injection
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
490 / 365 @ 6450 495 / 369 @ 6450 (Z51 Performance Package)
Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
465 / 631 Nm @ 5150 470 / 637 Nm @ 5150 (Z51 Performance Package
Top Track Speed:194 mph 184 mph (with Z51 Performance Package)
0 to 60 mph (based on initial vehicle movement):3.0 seconds 2.9 seconds (with Z51 Performance Package)
Quarter mile:11.2 seconds @ 123 mph 11.2 seconds @ 121 mph (with Z51 Performance Package)

TRANSMISSION & AXLE

Type:Eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
Final drive ratio:4.9:1 5.2:1 (with Z51 Performance Package)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Suspensions:Four-wheel independent Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE2) Z51 Performance (FE3) (included and only available with Z51 Performance Package) Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
Steering Type:Speed-sensitive magnetic power steering with variable ratio
Turning Circle
(ft / m):
11.6 / 3.54  11.1 / 3.38 (Z51 with FE4 suspension)
Brake Type:Four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, Brembo® four-piston calipers four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers with Z51 logo (with Z51 Performance Package)
Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):12.6 / 320 (front), 13.3 / 338 (rear) 13.6 / 345 (front), 13.8 / 350  (rear) (with Z51 Performance Package)
Wheel size (in):19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Bright Silver-painted aluminum 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Carbon Flash Metallic-painted aluminum with machined edge 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Sterling Silver-painted aluminum 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Spectra Gray-painted aluminum
Tire Size:245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, all-season, performance 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, high-performance, summer-only (with Z51 Performance Package)

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase
(in / mm):
107.2 / 2723
Overall Length
(in / mm):
182.3 / 4630
Overall Width (without mirrors)
(in / mm):
76.1 / 1933
Overall Height
(in / mm):
48.6 / 1234
Track (in / mm):64.9 / 1648 front 62.4 / 1585 rear

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom (in / mm):37.9 / 963
Legroom (in / mm):42.8 / 1087
Shoulder Room (in / mm):54.4 / 1382
Hip Room
(in / mm):
52 / 1321

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

COUPE     CONVERTIBLE     
Dry Weight (lb / kg):3366 / 15273467 / 1573
Cargo volume (cu-ft / L)^:12.6 / 356.812.6 / 356.8
^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

Here is a little teaser video for the 2021 Corvette stripe:

It’s time to earn some new racing stripes.

It’s time to earn some new racing stripes. Check back soon for news.

Posted by Corvette on Monday, July 6, 2020

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