September 29th, 2020 by

The launch of the mid-engine, eighth-generation 2020 Chevy Corvette was one of the hottest vehicle offerings of the year, with the entire production run of the C8’s inaugural year being sold out before the first 2020 Corvette even rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Fresh off that record-breaking success, Chevrolet recently announced what will be new for the 2021 Corvette. Answer: more power, more handling, more features and more cool features for America’s supercar. Want to reserve a 2021 Corvette in Joplin from Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin? We’ve got the hookup AND all the information you need to get hyped about the second big year of the Corvette C8.

The biggest news about the 2021 Corvette is what stays the same: the price! The 2020 Corvette coupe made a huge stir with its starting price under $60,000 — a pricetag that will net you his and hers ‘Vettes for the same cost as most comparable mid-engine supercars, and which is thousands less than even a fully-optioned Chevy Silverado 1500. Good news, Corvette fans! Chevy has announced that Corvette’s rock-bottom starting price will stay the same for the 2021 model year, with the C8 coupe starting at $59,995 and the C8 roadster out the door for $67,495! That’s still a heck of a bargain, especially given what the mid-engine C8 can do on the track, street and dragstrip.

“Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model.”

Also all new on the 2021 Corvette:

Standard, cutting edge Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension

Standard Wireless phone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

New exterior color options, including Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and Silver Flare Metallic, plus bumper-to-bumper dual racing stripes in your choice of Blue, Orange, Red or Yellow, and hood stinger stripes in three new colors, including Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver.

Bold new interior colors too, including a Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike two-tone leather option.

Driver mode on-screen visualization and new track digital tachometer

Standard Buckle To Drive, safety technology, which makes it impossible to shift out of park unless the driver’s seatbelt is buckled.

Another thing that remains the same for 2021: the Corvette C8’s award winning running gear, centered around the 6.2L LT2 V8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management and the next-generation eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle with manual and automatic modes and a Driver Mode Selector with six modes including Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, and MyMode and customizable Z Mode,

Will 2021 also be the year when Chevrolet finally gets around to taking the wraps off legendary Corvette models like the C8 Z06 and ZR1? Signs point to yes, so stay tuned to the social media and Official Blog of Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin for the latest news about the 2021 Corvette! Want to reserve a 2021 Chevy Corvette in Joplin, Missouri? Don’t miss out this time! Give us a call at Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin, and let us get you on the list to own the most beautiful Corvette since the 1963 Corvette Split Window and the best-performing Corvette in HISTORY: the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8!

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