Our good friend Byron Glover Jr of the Drive 615 YouTube Channel managed to get his hands on another mid-engine Corvette to review and this time it’s a 2021 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe in the new popular color of Red Mist Metallic. This Stingray features a 2LT trim package and some nice options which brings the MSRP to a little over $81K.
Like all his automotive reviews, Byron offers us a great walk-around of the car and shows off some of the features before jumping behind the wheel for a drive where the review continues. We always appreciate Byron’s take on the car as he puts it through its paces. With this video coming after his 2020 Convertible review, he also highlights the differences between the Coupe to the Convertible C8 he tested previously. And what other auto reviewer who is 6’5″ would try to fit in the Frunk!
From Drive 615 via YouTube:
First drive and full review of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z51 2LT. This 2021 C8 Corvette is finished in Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat ($995 option) and has a 2LT preferred equipment package with a Natural interior.
This 2LT package gives you a Bose performance series 14 speaker audio system, head-up display, cargo nets, HD front curb view camera, a memory driver and passenger convenience package, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with navigation, performance data and video recorder, heated and ventilated seats, power lumbar control and power seat bolsters, heated steering wheel, advanced theft-deterrent system, universal home remote, wireless charging, power heated outside adjustable power folding mirror with turn indicators and auto dimming on the driver side, rear cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert.
This also has the Z51 Performance package ($5,995) which gives you Z51 Performance Brakes, Z51 Performance Suspension, Performance Exhaust, Performance Rear Axle Ratio, Electronic Limited Slip Differential, Z51 Rear Spoiler, High Performance tires- Run Flat (winter tires on our tested model) and a heavy duty cooling system.
Additional options: GT2 bucket seats ($1,495), Front Lift- with memory ($1,995), Edge Red painted brake calipers ($595), Z51 Performance Suspension with Magnetic Ride control ($1,895), Engine Appearance Package ($995)
Total MSRP of vehicle as tested: $81,260
Thanks again to Byron for sending up another standout review of the C8 Corvette Stingray. If you want to catch-up on any of his previous videos and reviews, you can check them out here.
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