The 2021 Corvette is the second model year of the latest eighth-generation vehicle, arriving with just a few minor changes and updates over the all-new 2020 model year. Included in the list of changes is the addition of two new paint color options, namely Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic. Now, the National Corvette Museum is putting these two new hues are on display in a recent social media post.
Offered as part of the National Corvette Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration, the latest social post shows the two new 2021 Corvette paint options applied to individual fenders of the eighth-gen Vette (as opposed to the entire car). For the sake of comparison, the pictures place the freshly painted fenders alongside examples of the C8 painted in Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Blade Silver Metallic, as well as the popular Torch Red.
To note, Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Blade Silver Metallic were both deleted for the 2021 model year, while Torch Red will continue to be offered.
As was revealed back in June, the most-popular 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 exterior colors are Torch Red, Arctic White, and Black, garnering 25 percent, 15 percent, and 12 percent of sales, respectively. The recently deleted Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Blade Silver Metallic garnered just five percent and six percent of sales, respectively. The least-popular exterior paint option for the 2020 Corvette are Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze, both of which sit at just three percent of sales.
In addition to two new exterior colors, the 2021 Corvette also introduces new racing stripe options, new interior color combinations, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Check out our complete list of changes for more information.
As a reminder, the 2021 Corvette is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine, which produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the optional performance exhaust system.
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