[VIDEO] New 2021 Corvette Colors Shown in Public for the First Time

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[VIDEO] New 2021 Corvette Colors Shown in Public for the First Time

Photo Credits: Jeremy Welborn


The National Corvette Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration is going on this weekend and today featured the Assembly Plant Update with plant manager Kai Spande. At the conclusion of his prepared remarks, we got a surprise as the two new exterior colors for the 2021 Corvette were revealed for the first time.

The new colors, Silver Flare (GSJ) and Red Mist Tintcoat (GPH) are replacing the current colors Long Beach Red and Blade Silver. The new colors were displayed on the C8’s rear quarter panels.

New 2021 Corvette Colors


Assistant Plant Manager Nora Roper and Body and Paint Manager Chuck Valentini unveiled each of the panels and then placed them on a display stand while the seminar was still going on. Afterward, they took the panels out to the main hall where there were examples of both a Long Beach Red and Torch Red Corvette for comparison with Red Mist. And after that, they took the panels outside so we can see them under the late afternoon sunshine.

During the presentation, Chuck says that the Silver Flare shows a lot of “travel” in the color which he calls tarnish,” meaning that you will see a lot of variations based on the lighting. The Red Mist Metallic is a tintcoat with some orange undertones that provide a greater depth of color. As its a tintcoat, the body of the color is highlighted more. The flake in Red Mist is a smaller, finer metallic that is different than previous metallic colors. Both colors have the capability to show the curves of the car according to Chuck.

Thanks to Jeremy Welborn for supplying us with this video and photos of the new 2021 Corvette exterior colors.


Here is how the new exterior colors looked in various light conditions:

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic


Comparison to Long Beach Red (top) and Torch Red (bottom)

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic

2021 Corvette Red Mist Metallic


Silver Flare Metallic:

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic


Comparison to Blade Silver:

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic

2021 Corvette Silver Flare Metallic


Source:
Photos and Video by Jeremy Welborn

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The 2020 colors being retired didn’t have a chance due to the build restriction, union greed, and the pandemic. By the time you could expect them off restriction Bowing Green wasn’t building and no one ask for a color they could almost never get! The new Red and Silver will do better and may even get 10% market share each if they make
    the colors available! Two shifts should make short work of the 2020 yet to build and the 2021 built to cover for the 2020 short fall. Then hey will get the late bloomers that didn’t want a first year car and order a 2021 for a 2021 delivery. Those builds should start showing up in about May 2021 until the late fall. Mean while we should get a peek at the 2022 Z06 and Grand Sport with orders to follow. Welcome to the C8R wide body cousins. I wonder how the AWD Hybrid Grand Sport with 50 less Horse Power will get along with it’s Z06 brother. And if it will get active aero or fixed wing? It should take you anywhere you aim it. Look out NSX!

  2. Love the Silver Flare, that’s what’s on my ordered 2021 HCT, but I hope the finished car has a LOT less orange peal than what those demonstration have.

  3. Those renders are terrible. They make the new colors look darker than the colors they replace. The Red Mist is MUCH LIGHTER than LBR, and Flare Silver is about the same brightness as Blade Silver.

    Really, go back and try again.

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