The two new 2021 Corvette exterior colors have been spotted parked side-by-side near the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
General Motors added two new colors to the 2021 Corvette color palette: Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic. We’ve already seen a 2021 Corvette pictured in both of these new exterior colors separately, but this is the first time that two cars with the new colors have been pictured together.
Red Mist Tintcoat replaced Long Beach Red Metallic on the Corvette’s list of available colors. Compared to Long Beach Red, the new color is lighter and a bit shinier. Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter previously proclaimed his love for this color, calling it one of the most exciting exterior colors ever offered on the American sports car. Juechter likes Red Mist Tintcoat. so much, in fact, that he even ordered his own personal 2021 Corvette in it. Now that’s a good endorsement.
Silver Flare Metallic, meanwhile, replaces Blade Silver Metallic. While Silver Flare Metallic looks very, very similar to Blade Silver Metallic, the new color is a bit darker than Blade Silver and a tad more radiant.
Both of these new colors are more exciting and eye-catching than the ones they replace, in our opinion, so it will be interesting to see how 2021 Corvette buyers respond to them. Neither Long Beach Red nor Blade Silver Metallic were very popular among 2020 Corvette buyers, accounting for just 5% and 6% of sales, respectively. The most popular color on the 2020 Corvette was Torch Red, which accounted for 25% of the 20,368 unit production run.
In addition to Red Mist Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic, the 2021 Corvette will be offered in Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, Sebring Orange, Elkhart Lake Blue, Rapid Blue, Ceramic Matrix Grey, Shadow Gray, Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze.