It was nearly two weeks ago that we got our first look at the new Red Mist Metallic for the 2021 Corvettes thanks to our friends at the National Corvette Museum. And while the color looked pretty good on the Z51 Coupe, the sky was overcast and we didn’t really get to see how the metallic would sparkle in the bright sunshine.
JPV says the photos are “un-edited other than cropping, and blacking out some license plates (should be pretty obvious). I white-balanced some of the pics in this post and re-uploaded. Same images, just with tweaked WB.”
These first two were under an overcast sky:
Next up is a comparison with the outgoing color Long Beach Red (left) and 2021’s Red Mist (right):
Here is Torch Red (right) shown nose to nose with Red Mist Metallic (left):
Thanks JVP for sharing these images! Although the exposure settings may have been off on a couple of those photos, that bottom one I think captures Red Mist pretty well and we can see how some describe the color as “glowing from the inside” when that metallic is lit up. Unlike the Long Beach Red which can get very dark on overcast days, the Red Mist still manages to retain its shade of red remarkably well.
A friend of ours speculates that this is the preproduction 2021 Corvette that is being driven by Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter. Tadge has told everyone that he’s getting a Red Mist 2021 Corvette to drive and these parking lot pics show the car has a CTF sticker and there are other C8s in the background. While we aren’t for certain that it is Tadge’s car, there can’t be that many Red Mist Metallic CTF Corvettes driving around the Detroit area at this time.
Like what you see? Red Mist Metallic (GPH) is a premium tintcoat and it will add an additional $995 to the MSRP.
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