Over 50 Percent Of 2021 Corvette Units Equipped With Magnetic Ride Control24
The 2021 Corvette Stingray offers impressive mid-engine handling and traction, arriving as the second model year for the latest eighth-generation sports car. Interestingly, more than half of 2021 Corvette customers opted to equip Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Per statistics published by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 22.8 percent of 2021 Corvette Stingray customers stuck with the standard suspension setup (RPO code FE1). However, 7.7 percent of customers opted for Magnetic Ride Control without the Z51 Performance Package (RPO code FE2), 23.6 percent opted for the Z51 Performance Package suspension (RPO code FE3), and 45.9 percent opted for Z51 Performance package suspension with Magnetic Ride Control (RPO code FE4).
As a reminder, Magnetic Ride Control incorporates dampers filled with magnetorheological fluid and a suite of sensors to automatically adjust damper settings in response to changes in the driving surface.
Check out the table below for a breakdown of the suspension setup for the 2021 Corvette Stingray:
|Coupe (units)||Coupe (percentage)||Convertible (units)||Convertible (percentage)||Total (units)||Total (percentage)|
|Magnetic Ride Control (FE2)||988||6.5||1,034||9.3||2,022||7.7|
|Z51 with Magnetic Ride Control (FE4)||6,400||42.4||5,637||50.8||12,037||45.9|
Also notable are the production numbers. According to the latest report from the National Corvette Museum stats, a total of 26,216 units of the 2021 Corvette Stingray were produced, 12,112 (58 percent) of which were Coupe models, and 11,104 (42 percent) of which were Convertibles. Most models (44.1 percent) were the mid-range 2LT trim level, while 40.9 percent were the range-topping 3LT, and just 15 percent were the base-level 1LT.
As GM Authority covered previously, most customers preferred the Jet Black interior, with 35.8 percent of buyers choosing Jet Black over the other interior color options. Adrenaline Red was second at 25.2 percent, followed by Natural at 12.5 percent and Sky Cool Gray at 10.1 percent. Outside, the most popular paint color was Torch Red with 5,171 units. Arctic White was second in popularity at 3,769 units, while Red Mist was third at 3,476 units.
Also notable was the number of 2021 Corvette Stingray customers that opted for the factory performance exhaust system, with a whopping 87 percent ticking the box to add extra horsepower and sound to their ride.
Moving forward, production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray is now underway at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly facility in Kentucky.
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They are nice until you have to shell out a large a piece to replace them.
No kidding! I’ve done all 4 corners on my ATS and was hard not to grumble about paying for them. That said, when they are just smothering the ride (or locking it down in Sport), I always tell myself it was worth it.
If i find a bargain on a used vet if they take a crap I will replace them with ebay sourced struts.
10 vet owners are rich and light cigars with benjamins
All the old folk Vette buyers have to have a ride to go easy on their bladders….😉🙃😉
Sounds like jealousy.
Lol don’t act like you own one.
And your point? Just you wait! 😏
He made his point what part didn’t you comprehend?
Have you always been a bigot?
Lol, you obviously never looked at my posts on racism. BTW I always fun on the Corvette..
Then you are a hypocrite. LOL? Seriously my grandfather doesn’t use that anymore.
So u do, papa?, lol…..
Lol you wrote that comment to yourself. Look at where the line goes you didn’t respond to him you wrote that to yourself. So yes you are hypocrite.
Number one priority: Tell us daily, what the production numbers are from the preceding day. Finding out what’s going on with car builds, is like having an abcessed tooth being pulled in slow motion,without pain medication!
If a total of 26,216 were built as 2021 models and if 12,112 were coupes and 11,104 were convertibles what are the other 3,000 that were built
Hello, Is GM going to do anything about how hot it gets in the rear trunk. I have removed all the trunk liners in my 2020 and installed heat shield blanket over all the space and wrapped my headers with titanium. I installed 4″ of insulation on the panel adjacent to the engine compartment. It still get s warm. Next I am going to remove my rear tail panel and try to insulate my muffler.
I dropped a recording thermometer in the rear trunk on a x-country trip and determined that it run 20 – 25°F over ambient. Warm, but not horrendous (135 – 140°F in 115°F heat).
In addition to the insulation have you considered routing cool air to the trunk? Perhaps from the side inlets ahead of the radiator on the right or the left inlet. An air exit vent will also be needed. I have not investigated possible routing stratagies.
My frunk runs 15 – 20°F over ambient, due to the proximity to the two front radiators (and the hood, mine is black, exacerbating the heat issue). This would be easier to provide ventalation due to the front brake cooling ducts that run by each side.
I have found that the rear compartment does not get stifling WHILE DRIVING. Designed airflow does keep heat from accumulating too badly – WHILE MOVING. But WHEN YOU STOP is when all the heat from the exhaust hardware and engine sinks into the storage compartment. Ergo, get heat sensitive stuff out of the storage compartment as soon as possible after stopping. If your in heavy traffic – you’re out of luck.
I was at first undecided about getting the magnetic ride on my Z51, but finally did. I cannot believe how much difference this makes under varying situations touring to sport. For me, this is a must-have option.
Yup. It’s called having your cake and eating it too!
I’ve had it on several cars now, starting in 08. Nice option, that has gotten better over time. My current C7 has it, and if I get a C8, will definitely get the option. On the must have list for a sports car.
My ’20 Vette has the Mag ride control. I love it way more than I thought I would. Get what you want or need. And drive your C8 in the manner that makes you feel alive (obeying all the rules of the road, of course
Does someone need a math lesson?? The numbers posted don’t equal 26k+ Cars. Is there another ghost variant ?🙃