- Updates to V-8 engine calibration and direct injection fuel system
- Low-profile rear spoiler, Z51 front splitter design to be offered on non-Z51 models
- Three new paint colors: Amplify Orange Tintcoat, Caffeine, Hypersonic Gray
- New IMSA GTLM Championship Edition (limited to 1,000 units)
Engine and Performance
The Corvette Stingray’s 6.2-liter pushrod naturally aspirated V-8 delivers 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque—495 hp and 470 lb-ft with the Z51 pack’s performance exhaust—and works with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to route power to the rear wheels.
The C8 Corvette’s price-defying performance figures raised eyebrows and demanded headlines upon its release, and it remains a seriously impressive sports car. In our First Test, an example equipped with the Z51 performance package managed 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and a quarter mile in 11.1 seconds at 123.2 mph. (That said, we’ve tested a few C8s at this point and the launch control is inconsistent.) What’s more, it even delivers decent fuel economy; the 2021 Corvette is EPA-rated at 15/27 mpg city/highway.