Back in March, we reported on rumors that the 2021 Corvette was set to receive a number of new paint color and vinyl stripe options. Now, MotorTrend has confirmed the 2021 Corvette will indeed receive two new color options in the way of Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic.
Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic will replace Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Blade Silver Metallic in the eighth-generation Corvette’s color palette. The Red Mist color is expected to be slightly deeper and richer than Long Beach Red Metallic and may appear similar to the Magnetic Red Metallic and Crystal Red Metallic colors that were offered on previous Corvette models. Meanwhile, Silver Flare Metallic is expected to be a bit darker than the very light shade of silver that is Blade Silver Metallic.
As we reported previously, a long list of ‘Racing Stripe’ and ‘Stinger Stripe’ options will also be offered on the 2021 Corvette. These will include:
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Orange
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Red
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Yellow
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Carbon Flash
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Sterling Silver
- Full Length Racing Strip – Blue
- Full Length Racing Stripe – Midnight Silver
- Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Edge Yellow
- Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Midnight Silver
- Stinger Stripe – Carbon Flash / Edge Red
The rest of the 2021 Corvette color palette should be similar to the 2020 Corvette’s. That means customer favorites like Torch Red, Arctic White and Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic will stick around. As we reported previously, the 2020 Corvette order books from Kerbeck Chevrolet, America’s biggest Corvette dealer, indicate Torch Red is the most popular color for the 2020 model-year Vette, with Zeus Bronze and Accelerate Yellow Metallic being the least popular.
As an interesting aside, Kerbeck’s order tracking page also provided some insight into the most popular trim levels for the 2020 model year Corvette. At the time we wrote that report, the dealership had received 249 orders for 2LT equipped cars and 209 orders for the 3LT trim cars. The entry-level 1LT model was the least popular at 78 orders. It will be interesting to see if the 2LT trim’s popularity remains for the 2021 model year.