The 2021 Corvette made its debut in July, dropping in with a few updates and changes over the initial 2020 model-year vehicle. While base pricing for the 2021 Corvette has not increased, once again starting at $59,995 for Coupe models and $67,495 for the Convertible, some of the options do come with a price bump, including the 5-Trident Spoke Black-Painted Aluminum wheels.
These wheels were initially offered on 2020 model-year vehicles at $2,695, but now, pricing has been bumped to $2,895 with the 2021 Corvette – an increase of $200.
The wheel option is tagged with RPO code 5DF, and is offered as accessory wheels, which means they are shipped separately to the dealer, and are not installed at the factory. Buyers who choose the accessory rims will end up with two sets of wheels.
Sizing for the rollers is set at 19 inches by 8.5 inches in front, and 20 inches by 11 inches in the rear. The wheels are offered on all three trim levels (1LT, 2LT, 3LT). Check out our previous coverage of the C8 Chevrolet Corvette wheel options for more information.
Interestingly, another accessory wheel set, namely the 5-open-spoke Performance Pewter-painted Aluminum wheels (5DG), remain priced at $2,695 for the 2021 model year. The 5DG wheel option was added late in the 2020 model year.
We’ll have more info on how these option and accessory price increases will affect customers with 2020 model-year orders that were pushed back to the 2021 model year, so stay tuned.
As a reminder, the 2021 Corvette is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8, and rides on the mid-engine Y2 platform. The Chevrolet Corvette is produced in Kentucky at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant.