2021 Chevy Corvette New Colors Compared To Outgoing Shades

Chevrolet is gearing up for the 2021 Corvette model year. The base price of the C8 for its various trim levels will remain the same, as will just about everything else. Two new colors are coming though, and while we’ve seen them on other Chevy vehicles before, we now have a sample of how they’ll look on the Vette.

The new colors are Red Mist and Silver Flare Metallic. Photos of cars completed in these colors are not available, but the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky recently took to social media with photos of C8 body parts bearing the paint. Located at the Corvette manufacturing plant, the museum is aware of these things and as such some painted quarter panels have been taken off the assembly line and compared to the colors coming out of the cars in the museum.

Red Mist will replace Long Beach Red in the color chart. Both shades are a darker red, with Red Mist having more of a candy-apple glow. As for Silver Flare Metallic, it will replace Blade Silver and well, the differences are much harder to spot. It appears to be a slightly brighter shade, with perhaps a still light bluish tint. We believe this will be a difference only the most die-hard Corvette aficionados will notice once the 2021 Silver Flare models hit the streets.

Usually, we see 2021 model year vehicles coming to dealerships right now. Of course, 2020 is not ordinary at all, and the new production of almost all vehicles is delayed in one way or another. Chevrolet has more than 40,000 orders for the 2020 model year Corvettes and therefore the transition to 2021 is not expected until November. Even then, many buyers on the list for the mid-engined Corvette’s inaugural year will be disappointed. Despite the recent addition of a second shift at the Bowling Green plant, GM is targeting a total race of 20,000 cars for the first year.

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