The arrival of the 2021 Corvette includes a number of tweaks and changes for Chevy’s mid-engine sports car, including new exterior colors and styling options, new interior colors, accessories, and more. The latest model-year changeover also brings with it several pricing changes. We previously covered the price increase for the popular Z51 Performance Package, and now, we’re here to cover a price bump for another popular option – the Front Suspension Lift feature.
Previously offered as an available option for 2020 model-year vehicles on 2LT and 3LT trim levels (not offered on 1LT) at $1,495, the new 2021 Corvette now offers the feature for $1,995, an increase of $500.
The Front Lift Suspension feature works to keep the front end of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 scrape-free by raising the nose two inches, keeping it above the pavement when navigating over speed bumps and steep driveways. The feature uses a two-stage hydraulic system to elevate the front bumper in less than three seconds, and can be activated by a button on the center console when traveling at speeds under 24 mph.
The system will then lower the nose back to normal operating height after pressing the button a second time. The system will also automatically lower the nose when traveling at speeds greater than 24 mph, or if the vehicle is turned off.
What’s more, the onboard GPS system will remember up to 1,000 individual locations where the Front Lift feature has been used, and will automatically raise the nose when returning to that location.
Check out our previous coverage on how to use the Corvette Front Lift feature for more information.
Indeed, the system is definitely useful in a sports car like the 2021 Corvette. However, the $500 price increase could be a bit irksome to those buyers who waited to order their new C8.
In May, it was reported that 2021 Corvette production had been pushed back to November, and that some 2020 model-year orders would be moved over to the 2021 model year following a flood of customer interest and numerous production delays. We’ll have a follow-up post on how this feature price increase could affect those customers waiting on a 2020 model-year order that was moved to the 2021 model year, so stay tuned.