The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the second model year of the latest eighth-generation (C8) sports car, arriving with a few minor changes and updates over the initial 2020 model year vehicle. Unfortunately, customers aiming to option their 2021 Corvette with 5-Trident-Spoke Black-Painted Aluminum wheels are out of luck, at least for the time being.
AS it stands, the 5-Trident-Spoke Black-Painted Aluminum wheels option offered with the 2021 Corvette is unavailable to order for the next four weeks due to a quality issue. The wheels are tagged with RPO code 5DF, and when available, were offered as an accessory-level option.
Although the 5-Trident-Spoke Black-Painted Aluminum wheels option is currently unavailable order, the other 5-Trident-Spoke wheel options offered with the 2021 Corvette can still be ordered. These wheels offer the same design, but with a different finish, and include Sterling Silver-painted (RPO code QES), and Spectra Gray-painted (RPO code QET).
Both available 5-Trident-Spoke wheel options (Sterling Silver-painted and Spectra Gray-painted) are priced at $1,495, per the official 2021 Corvette online configurator. Sizing is measured at 19-inches by 8.5 inches for wheels up front, and 20-inches by 11 inches for wheels in back.
So far, the new Chevrolet Corvette C8 has shown impressive sales strength, with sales increasing about percent during the 2020 Calendar year, with a total of 21,626 units sold during the time period. Impressively, the new Corvette outsold all rivals combined during the fourth quarter of 2020, with 8,992 units sold during the time period.
As GM Authority covered previously, most C8 Corvette buyers are new to the Chevrolet brand, with two out of three C8 buyers never before owning a Chevy product, according to vice president of Chevrolet, Steve Hill. Interestingly, General Motors also indicates that the Porsche 911 is the most cross-shopped vehicle among C8 buyers.