As we’ve already covered, the upcoming 2021 Corvette Stingray will come with a variety of new options and equipment changes, including new stripe and exterior colors, new interior colors, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new graphics. Now, we’re looking at changes to the upcoming Vette’s suspension offerings, specifically the availability of Magnetic Ride Control.
As revealed in a recently leaked 2021 Corvette Order Guide summary, choosing the Magnetic Ride Control (FE2) suspension will no longer require the optional Z51 Performance Package beforehand. Rather, Magnetic Ride Control will be offered as a standalone option.
This is great news for those 2021 Corvette buyers uninterested in the Z51 package, and simply want the handling and ride benefits offered by Magnetic Ride Control.
To note, the Z51 Performance Package offered with the current 2020 Chevrolet Corvette includes:
- Upgraded Brembo brakes
- Performance exhaust
- Performance rear axle ratio
- Electronic Limited Slip Differential
- Z51-specific front splitter and rear spoiler
- Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires
- Heavy-duty cooling system
Pricing for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Performance Package is $5,000. Pricing for the Magnetic Ride Control standalone option on the 2021 Corvette is not yet available, but costs $1,895 on the 2020 edition.
It’ll be interesting to see how buyers respond to the equipment change. Although the base-model C8 Corvette currently starts at just under $60,000, prices can quickly rise as more and more options are tacked on. That said, a standalone Magnetic Ride Control option could tempt those buyers that don’t want to go whole hog with the options list, but don’t want a bare-bones Vette, either.
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