2021 Corvette Recognized As Consumer Guide Best Buy21
With an all-new mid-engine layout and world-beating performance numbers, the latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 is dressed to impress. Now, Chevy’s new midship missile has been recognized by Consumer Guide Automotive, with the 2021 Corvette grabbing the organization’s top Best Buy award.
The new 2021 Corvette takes the honor in the Consumer Guide Automotive Premium Sporty / Performance Cars category, which is populated by “some of the fastest cars offered for sale in the U.S.,” per Consumer Guide Automotive. A few standouts here include the Alfa Romeo 4C, the BMW Z4, the Jaguar F-Type, the Nissan GT-R, the Porsche 911, and the Toyota Supra. As the organization points out, vehicles above the $120,000 mark were not considered.
All told, the 2021 Corvette stood out among 19 other fierce rivals, snagging the Best Buy designation thanks to its “overall performance and curb appeal,” both of which traditionally cost “thousands – if not tens of thousands – more.”
Indeed, the bang-for-buck performance value offered by the 2021 Corvette is irrefutable, with pricing starting under $60,000. For that sort of money, buyers get the mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gas engine, which produces 490 horsepower in stock guise. Powering the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the latest C8 Corvette will sprint to 60 mph in a mere three seconds or less.
“Chevrolet engineers took on a monumental task in reimagining the Corvette as a mid-engine vehicle while staying true to the styling and engineering character, relative practicality, and relatively affordable pricing that have long been Corvette trademarks,” Consumer Guide Automotive writes. “By our account, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. To get anything approaching the Corvette’s level of acceleration / handling performance and exotic-car feel, you’d have to spend tens of thousands more.”
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Source: Consumer Guide Automotive
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Hello when well the 2021C8 Corvette go into production ? Hello
Ordered a C8 2021 in October 11 the Dealer said April for delivery, the Dealer won’t order it till spring??Whats up with this?
Dealers put new orders in every Thursday, If you have a workbench order # , talk or call Chevrolet concierge on Monday to find out your order status
Starts Dec 14
December 14, 2020.
Who cares what Consumer guide says . This is the best car I have ever owned . It is fast , rides awesome –dream car ! Like a F16 on wheels.
2021 production to START 12/14/2020 with approximately 1300 2021 C-8’s produced in 2020, then Christmas break and building again 01/04/2021
All the looks and performance of an European exotic while still relatively affordable makes the C8 Corvette a best buy.
When are GM going to start out given build date out ?
Some 2021 C-8 buyers have a TPW starting 12/14/2020 given to them this week. As soon as you go to 3400 build status you should be able to get your VIN # and a TPW for your build. It is happening NOW
TPW = Target Production Week
How do you find out what status? I ordered a 2020 Z51 convertible in December 2019. I received notice I would have to reorder a 2021. The dealer called a couple of weeks ago and said my order was going in. He says a possibly just after Christmas? I live in Indiana. I guess with summer only tires it will sit in my garage.
MikeF, You need to chat with the Concierge at Chevrolet.com , go to their website on Monday ( closed on the weekend ) chat or CALL, find out yourself. Your order should of been resubmitted the day after you were told to reorder a 2021 by GM.
FYI, I put a order in on August 13 2020 for a 2021 HTC, I just went 3300 status last Thursday, should have a TPW this week or next ( I hope )
Orders going in now probably won’t be built until late 2021 like August 🙁
Get your new workbench order # from your dealer before you chat or call GM
New orders are only placed by dealers on Thursdays each week
Good Luck 🙂
3300’s all have TPW. Your dealer can get it but Corvette Conciege can’t see it until 3400. I am also have 3300 and had the same problem. Just go to dealer if you want to know. Pretty much all 3300’s have a TPW of 12/14 or 12/21. Just look at Kerbecks or MacMulkin web sites for published 2021 orders to see what I mean. Concierge did not believe me and I sent them those two websites and they acknoedged this was the case. Sad as Concierge can’t tell you and only dealer
When I called the dealer he says I am at 3300 level but has not received a TPW. He says I have to be at 3400 before GM releases a TPW.
I called the dealer today. He says I am at 3300 level. I ordered it the first day 2021 was available. I was number one on their list of 22 allotted cars. The first convertible allotment was November 12. I have no idea what to expect now.
Same situation as me. Car should be produced in the next 2 weeks and ready for pickup at the dealer one week after that (If we are lucky). Hoping we go to 3400 tomorrow with a firm TPW of 12/14 or 12/21. 3400’s status change usually happens Tues-Thurs if going to be produced the following week
Glad to hear that. But when I would be done adding the options I’d be up to 80K. Which would still be worth it by the way. I’m onboard for the Z06 model when it is revealed.
I am well over the $80k price. I would blame it on my wife but that is not totally true. We keep saying what is another couple of thousand. We are buying it to drive.
I have a 2015 Z-06, with 21K miles. Yes, I am chomping at the bit for the C-08 Z-06. That was all I wanted for Christmas.
My last corvette is a 2016 z06. Have owned six other vettes never having had a serious problem but my latest has soured me on the brand. From a cracked windshield. corvette bad design of installation, noise and vibration in transmission and vibration in engine. Chevy paid for half cost of windshield, fixed transmission but I paid for vibration repair which was replacement belts with gates belts costing me 800 dollars with only six thousand miles on car. Like the c8 except the looks from the rear. Would look better without spoiler.