2020 Corvette C8 Orders Bumped To 2021 Have More Expensive Options
There is disappointing news for people with an order for this 2020 Chevrolet Corvette which will not arrive until the 2021 model year. These buyers have to pay the higher price for the “Vette” options.
“As we announced in May, we are maintaining the base price of the Corvette Coupé and Cabriolet for 2021. We have adjusted the pricing of a few options, including the Z51, and these price increases will be in effect on all models. 2021, ” GM Authority learned in a statement from General Motors.
Depending on the options desired by the buyer, the price increase could really increase the cost of the person’s Corvette. For the 2021 model year, the Z51 Performance Package costs $ 995 more than last year. Plus, the front suspension lift system costs $ 500 more, and the black trident design wheels are $ 200 more.
The closure of the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant due to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that Chevy has not been able to build as many 2020 Corvettes as the company had expected. The company is expected to be able to build more than 20,000 units in the first model year, but that’s not enough to fill all orders. All unfulfilled requests move to model year 2021.
Production of the 2021 Corvette is scheduled to begin in November. The C8 continues to face high demand, making the wait quite long. If you place an order now, the estimated delivery time is 12-18 months.
The 2021 Vette has some modifications compared to the previous model year. There are two new colors: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoar and Silver Flare. Long Beach Red is no longer available. There are also new stripes. Magnetic Selective Driving Control is available separately from the Z51 pack.