Earlier this year, we reported that some 2020 Corvette Stingray owners were complaining about the glare produced by the Natural Dipped Napa leather interior on the front windshield. This problem was previously exclusive to the Natural Dipped Napa leather interior, but it now seems as though the Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow interior for the updated 2021 Corvette can cause a similar issue.
According to GM, “certain lighting conditions may cause a noticeable reflection on the inside of the windshield,” in 2021 Corvette models equipped with the optional Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow interior color combination. This is likely caused by the Sky Cool Gray-colored pads on top of the dashboard. The interior color combo also has black leather on the dashboard, although black leather does not typically cause reflection issues.
One solution to this is to wear polarized sunglasses, as we noted in a previous article. Some commenters rightly pointed out that this can make it hard or impossible to see the head-up display, however, so this solution also comes with its own drawbacks.
The Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow interior color is all-new for the 2021 Corvette. It features Sky Cool Gray-colored seat faces and accents, along with contrasting black leather pieces on the doors and armrests and Strike Yellow accents and stitching. Chevy also added two new exterior colors to the C8 Corvette’s color palette for the 2021 model year: Silver Flare Metallic and Red Mist Tintcoat.
Apart from these new interior and exterior color options and some other small changes, the 2021 Corvette is otherwise identical to the 2020 model year. The 6.2L LT2 V8 engine returns, producing 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with the same GM eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.