Over the next few days, GM Authority will be behind the wheel of a 2021 Corvette Stingray. The 2021 Corvette is the second model year of the current, eighth generation model, which introduced an all-new mid-engine layout for the 2020 model year, a first in the nameplate’s history.
The 2021 Corvette is produced at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Behind the cabin, the latest C8 Corvette is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with the optional factory performance exhaust (like our tester), output is bumped up to 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. All that muscle is routed exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Outside, the 2021 Corvette rocks slick mid-engine proportions and striking styling. Two body styles are offered – a Coupe (with a manually-removable roof panel) plus a hardtop Convertible. Both models feature two doors and seating for two. Customers also have a range of customization options, including 12 exterior colors and 8 interior colors, plus a range of stripes, fender marks, wheels, and other components.
This particular C8 Stingray is the Coupe in the range-topping 3LT trim in the (very much noticeable) Accelerate Yellow Metallic, a $500 option. The interior colorway is Sky Cool Gray/Strike Yellow.
Our tester is also equipped with a variety of optional equipment, including Carbon Flash painted aluminum wheels with a machined edge, sized at 19 inches in front and 20 inches in the rear, a $995 addition.
It’s also fitted with the engine appearance package ($995), yellow-painted brake calipers ($595), and a sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel ($595).
Further optional extras for our tester include the Front Lift Adjustable Height Memory ($1,995), Selective Magnetic Ride Control ($1,895), and the performance exhaust system ($1,195). Price as it sits is $80,710.
So then, if there’s anything you want to know about the 2021 Corvette beyond the spec sheet, ask us in the comments section below, and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
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