Production for the 2021 model-year Corvette is set to begin in early December and General Motors is no longer accepting order changes for the 2020 model year. That means the automaker has confirmed the final production numbers for the 2020 Vette to the National Corvette Museum, including the most popular colors.
Torch Red was by far the most popular color for the 2020 Corvette, accounting for 25 percent of all orders. The take-rates for the next most popular colors, Arctic White and Black, were just 15 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively. The least popular color for the 2020 Corvette was Zeus Bronze, with only 2.69 percent of owners selecting this shiny bronze-ish brown hue.
|Elkhart Lake Blue||6.70%|
|Ceramic Matrix Gray||5.97%|
|Long Beach Red||5.25%|
The most popular colors among extra-cost paint options were Sebring Orange and Rapid Blue, while Accelerate Yellow was the least popular. Both Sebring Orange and Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic cost an extra $995 to equip on the 2020 Corvette, while Rapid Blue and Accelerate Yellow were $500 options.
Among the small changes made to the C8 Corvette for the 2021 model year were the addition of two new colors to its options list: Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic. Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic replaces Long Beach Red Metallic, while Silver Flare Metallic replaces Blade Silver. Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said earlier this year that Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic is one of the more exciting colors his team has offered in recent years and even ordered his own 2021 Corvette in the dark red tone.
According to the National Corvette Museum’s data, GM will build a total of 20,368 examples of the 2020 Corvette, including 16,787 coupes and 3,581 convertibles. Production of the 2021 Corvette is set to begin on December 8th.