One of the most exciting events that happen during a model year changeover is when we finally get to see the new exterior colors on a produced Corvette. Earlier this month the first batch of 2021 captured test fleet cars went down the assembly line and from Harlan and Tadge’s recent virtual presentations, we know that the batch included examples of the two new exterior colors for 2021: Silver Flare and Red Mist.
With some assistance from the Corvette Assembly Plant, our friends at the National Corvette Museum are sharing the first photos of a 2021 Corvette in the new Red Mist Metallic tintcoat!
With the 2021 Corvette parked in front of the NCM, we can check out the color on various poses and close-ups of the panels. I’m really liking this color and am really looking forward to seeing Red Mist under the full sun where I believe it will really show off its metallic tributes.
As Red Mist Metallic is a “Tintcoat”, the exterior color carries a premium price of $995, the same as the outgoing Long Beach Red.
The RPO code for Red Mist Tintcoat is GPH and its GM name has been revealed as Tactical Pearl 1. As we have discussed before, all GM exterior colors have two names, the actual color name and then the marketing name like Red Mist. We’ve heard it said that the color will be exclusive to the C8 Corvette.
During his previous virtual conversations at the Corvette Museum, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter said that he liked the color so much that he ordered it for his Captured Test Fleet 2021 Corvette. He’s previously described the vibrant new color as “glowing from the inside” and said it’s one of the most exciting colors Chevrolet has ever offered on the Corvette.
Now that we’ve seen Red Mist on a 2021 Corvette, what are your thoughts? Anybody switching colors after seeing it? Let us know in the comments below.
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