2021 Corvette Options and Two New Colors Leaked

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2021 Corvette Options and Two New Colors Leaked


It was just last week that our own Alex Sommers was asking when we would learn about the changes to the 2021 Corvettes and the answer is sooner than GM expected. Late Saturday night saw the options posted to a C8 Corvette Owners Group on Facebook and they quickly exploded across the popular Corvette forums. The leak is credited to Aaron Adams of Sims Chevrolet and to us it reads much like the Order Guide summary that shares additions and deletions to the new model year.

The big news is that two exterior colors, Long Beach Red and Blade Silver, are being swapped out for a new Red Mist Tintcoat (GPH) and Silver Flare (GSJ). The rumors are that Red Mist is similar to a Magnetic Red Metallic and Crystal Red Metallic, while Silver Flare could be hiding in plain sight on the No. 4 C8.R. There has been some speculation that the new Silver Flare is what we’ve been seeing on the No. 4 C8.R race car. Chevy and Corvette Racing did that back in 2016 with Corvette Racing Yellow so it wouldn’t surprise us if they did again.

Inside the car, two new seat combos in 3LT are on the horizon. They are (HFC) Trim Suede Strike Yellow/Sky Cool Gray and (HT7) Leather Jet Black with Sky Cool Gray. Chevy is also bringing a new Wireless CarPlay that will be standard on 1LT/2LT/3LT packages and you can add WeatherTech all-weather floor liners with a Jake Logo.

Another major change is one that Chevrolet will uncouple the Magnetic Selective Ride Control from the Z51 requirement so that it can be ordered as a standalone option.

Chevrolet is also bringing a slew of new racing stripe colors with seven full-length stripes and four Stinger graphics offered for 2021:

  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Orange
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Red
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Yellow
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Carbon Flash
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Sterling Silver
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Blue
  • Full Length Racing Stripe – Midnight
  • Stinger (Center Hood)
  • Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Edge Yellow
  • Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Midnight Silver
  • Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Edge Red

More carbon fiber accessories are coming in 2020. The LPO High Wing and Door Intake Trim will be available in Visible Carbon Fiber. Unfortunately, the 5VM Visible Carbon FGround Effects are currently unavailable so it looks like that constraint will continue into the 2021 model year.

Corvette C8.R


Chevy will be offering a C8.R printed car cover for 2021, but we think there is something more in the works. The leaked document calls for a “Stingray R” theme which has us strongly believing that a special edition or design edition is waiting for Corvette buyers in 2021 and for this, we may be able to connect some recent “dots” that showed up on our radar.

At the beginning of March, Chevrolet attended the Work Truck Expo and one of the interesting displays featured this 2020 Corvette Stingray dressed up as the Gray C8.R. However, that car was really just a Silver Stingray with a Yellow Racing Strip and IMSA graphics.

2021 Corvette Options and Two New Colors Leaked


Our friend Travis found this image back in February that lends even more credence to Chevy offering a C8.R graphics package for the Stingray. This image appears to come from the Chevy visualizer and it shows a Silver Stingray with Yellow graphics in the same places as they appear on the race car. For us, we believe it makes sense for Chevrolet to focus on a “C8.R replica” as owners are very passionate and supportive of the race team and they want to dress up their Corvettes to look like those on the track.

2021 Corvette Options and Two New Colors Leaked


Overnite, we received a comment about this rendering which comes from an enthusiast over at the MidEngineCorveteForum.com:

Just to clarify info about that render — I drew that up last October just after the silver C8.R was unveiled, adding my suggestions on top of an image from the GM site. Also tried a yellow version and an example of adding a ghosted Jake to the waterfall speaker inside. BTW, I’m the same person who did that funny “birth announcement” you mentioned earlier. 😉

Here is a copy of the leaked RPO/LPO options for 2021 as it appeared on Facebook and the forums:

2021 Corvette options and two new colors leaked


Source:
When Will We Know What Changes Are In Store for 2021 Corvettes?
2020 Corvette’s High Wing on Constraint Due to Supplier Closing for COVID-19
[PICS] The Hash Marks on the 2020 Corvette Are Made Up of Tiny C8 Logos

 



21 COMMENTS

  1. Good Lord. A red for a red and a silver for a silver. Wake me up when
    Chevrolet actually offers something on the C8 that isn’t tragically boring.

  2. More carbon fiber accessories coming is great and all wings and door intake trim should have it in Visible Carbon Fiber, but I don’t really care about the ground effects one way or another.
    I’m a lot more interested in what’s gonna be under the C8.R hood, err rear hatch than I am what color stripes are going to be available. Seriously, how bout some real info on the new flat-plank crank engines with DOHC, and maybe twin turbos for the first turbocharged Stingray? No superchargers, real twin turbos, please!

  3. Getting rid of Long Beach Red is a big mistake. One of the best Corvette colors in decades.

  4. what happen to Green with white interior. matt i know your right i have a 2019 with that color , and it is one of the best colors right now on a corvette i think

  5. Okay, don’t want to publish my comment. That reminded me how po’d I am about waiting 6 months and hearing nothing. Having emailed my sales guy over a week ago to ask for an update, and hearing nothing, you guys tipped things over and got me to cancel that freaking order. They haven’t built the car anyway, no skin off their nose, or small claims will help me get the money back. I should have bought my new exotic back in 4th quarter 2019 as originally intended.

    I just emailed the dealership and told them “give me my deposit back asap” and emailed the salesguy too. They don’t want my business, apparently.

    Sorta wonder just how many cancellations that poorly-run business is getting just now.

    Oh by the way stop sending anything to my email as I block all reception of anything you send me anyways. Thanks for reminding me what a crappy 6 months of poor customer treatment it’s been so I can move forward to a better option.

  6. When will we see a supercharged verizon like the c7 that would be a cool idea for the c8r or a the regular c8

  7. I sorry I ordered Long Beach Redon my C8, I loved Red Crystal Tint Coat that’s I had that on my C7 I really liked it, now of the changes.

  8. The Long Beach Red was my favorite color for 2020 so I sure hope the new red is gorgeous. It does sound like a great color but I will have to see it.

  9. “Aaron Mooney Mar 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm
    When will we see a supercharged verizon like the c7 that would be a cool idea for the c8r or a the regular c8”

    Hopefully never, super chargers are cheap crap, what it needs is real turbo chargers, flat plane crank (instead of pushrods), and DOHC.

  10. Just to clarify info about that render — I drew that up last October just after the silver C8.R was unveiled, adding my suggestions on top of an image from the GM site. Also tried a yellow version and an example of adding a ghosted Jake to the waterfall speaker inside.

    You can see more on the original thread in the Mid-Engine Corvette Forum:
    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/corvette-racing-info-news/78564-corvette-c8-r-appearance-package

    BTW, I’m the same person who did that funny “birth announcement” you mentioned earlier. 😉

  11. Getting rid of Blade Silver is also a big mistake. I guess I’ll skip buying a new C8 and seek a second-hand Blade Silver once they hit the market.

  12. Will there be a 2020 convertible? I ordered a Long Beach Red. Is there any chance I will get a 2020?

  13. I wish Chevy would focus on stealth and elegance rather the boy racer bravado. Sure, the race cars are purpose built but what are you going to do with yellow stripes and red rearview mirrors when you’re stuck on the 405 freeway?

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