The 2021 Corvette Stingray offers a number of updates and changes from the 2020 model, including two new paint options: Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic.
The 2021 Corvette Stingray was first seen in Red Mist Tintcoat after Chevy sent one over to the National Corvette Museum to be photographed last month, and now the automaker has done the same with an early Silver Flare Metallic example.
Silver Flare Metallic replaces Blade Silver on the mid-engine sports car’s list of available colors. Silver Flare Metallic is a slightly deeper shade of silver than Blade Silver, though it still manages to appear more radiant. The colors look pretty similar on a computer or phone screen, but the NCM says customers “are really going to want to see (Blade Silver) in person,” to see how much the two differ.
“The Silver Flare is a color that GM team members describe as having a lot of ‘travel’ – meaning that as you walk around the car, the color can look different,” the museum also says of the new-for-2021 color. “Ask anyone to describe the hue, and you’ll get different answers. The lighting and position greatly affect what the color looks like.”
This particular 2021 Corvette Stingray is a Convertible model and features the optional Carbon Flash-painted nacelles with a body-color roof. The “nacelles” for those readers wondering are the black-painted pieces around the b-pillar and behind the driver’s and passenger’s headrests. It also has Carbon Flash painted 5-open spoke wheels, the Z51 Performance Package and a Tension/Twilight Blue Dipped Napa leather interior.
Silver Flare Metallic is one of the four no-cost colors on the 2021 Corvette Stingray. The other new exterior color, Red Mist Tintcoat, is a $995 option along with Sebring Orange Metallic. Accelerate Yellow Metallic and Rapid Blue also cost $500 extra to equip.
The entire catalog of options for the 2021 Corvette can also be easily viewed via the automaker’s online configurator tool, which launched earlier this week.