2021 Chevy Corvette prices quietly increased, despite previous announcement

Chevy originally announced prices would remain the same for 2021 after so many 2020 production hiccups. A few months into 2021, things have changed.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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This costs just a little more now.

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If you submit an order for a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette these days, you're going to cough up another $1,000. Not a huge deal, but a curious one considering we already received previous official prices for the model year. According to a report from Corvette Action Center last Friday, sports car will now cost $60,995 after destination, up from $59,995 for the first part of this year.

Chevy confirmed the price increase with Roadshow and a spokesperson said in a statement, "We monitor and adjust pricing on all our products regularly, and we're confident the Corvette remains a winning formula of performance and attainability."

The increase comes amid a number of production shutdowns at General Motors' production plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, home to the Corvette. Chevy never addressed the specific causes for the multiple instances of idled production lines, but the entire industry continues to reel from a semiconductor chip shortage. It's possible the automaker simply needed to pass along increased production costs to buyers, but $1,000 isn't anything that will likely dissuade buyers from the sports car.

There is a catch to this price increase, according to the report, though. For anyone who placed an order before March 2, or sees the code "1100" on their build or sale orders, the price increase doesn't apply. A Chevy spokesperson didn't speak to the specifics of what constituted the cutoff date, but confirmed this is the case. From here on out, the Corvette's a $60,995 machine.

That's arguably still one heck of a bargain considering the performance on tap. The 2021 Corvette still rocks a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque before ticking the option for the Z51 package. The performance goods included bump the figures to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. And new for the 2021 model is standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a digital tachometer for track driving sessions. Buyers can also option the Magnetic Ride Control shocks without opting for the full Z51 package.

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