Vehicle Preview: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is getting a price carryover from the 2020 model year, which is somewhat surprising as the car is nonetheless getting a few new features. Discover what’s new for the 2021 model and rediscover the specs and features of this incredible machine.
New for 2021
Chevrolet is offering most customization options for prospective 2021 Corvette Stingray owners. The mid-engine sports car is now offered with several new exterior colors as well as a two-tone gray-and-yellow interior palette. You can also add full-length dual racing stripes in blue, orange, red and yellow as well as Stringer Stripes in three colors: red, yellow and silver, each contrasted by Carbon Flash.
The 2021 Corvette Stingray still has more to offer, though—and again, at no price increase over the 2020 model. It features a new track digital tachometer and driver mode on-screen visualization, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, and standard Buckle To Drive technology, which forces you to buckle up before shifting out of Park.
Even more notable is that the Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension is now available without having to upgrade to the Z51 Performance Package, giving Stingray owners the ability to enjoy improved performance and ride quality without having to invest in extra options.
Under the hood
For 2021, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains its exceptional powertrain. Motivated by a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine placed between the driver and the rear axle, the Corvette Stingray boasts an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual and automatic modes, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and active fuel management technologies, delivering an incredible mix of performance, drivability and efficiency. With the Z51 Performance Package, the Corvette Stingray also benefits from sport-tuned brakes, suspension, exhaust and final drive ratio, as well as an electronic limited-slip differential, a front splitter and rear spoiler, high-performance tires and summer-only tires. It also gets a heavy-duty cooling system to ensure the V8 can continue to crank out up to 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque without overheating. There are six driving modes, including a user-customizable one, to ensure the Corvette Stingray always handles the way you wish depending on the road and weather conditions. Expect to be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 3.7 seconds.
Despite its focus on performance, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is quite comfortable and well-equipped. A heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, custom interior leather stitching and sueded microfiber headliner all contribute to the elegance of the cabin. The sporty bucket seats wrap around your body, not only providing exceptional support during spirited driving but also top-notch comfort over long-distance drives.
The Stingray also benefits from GM’s latest digital vehicle platform. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system includes connected navigation features, enhanced voice recognition, memory for in-vehicle apps and systems, and a Performance Data Recorder. The sports car is also offered with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot that supports up to seven devices, a standard HD rearview camera, available wireless charging and a modest array of active safety technologies and security features.
With a starting MSRP of $59,995, there may be no better performance car than the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at that price point.* It delivers performance on par or almost on par with mid-engine supercars while still retaining all of the quality and identity that has come to be associated with the Corvette nameplate.
*MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See dealer for details.
This article is presented by VanDevere Auto Group.