As part of the Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration Tadge Juechter and Harlan Charles held a seminar with updates on Corvette – including current order stats on the 2020 Corvette, as well as highlights on what’s new for 2021 Corvette.

Highlights of the seminar include:

2020 Stingray Orders

  • 83% Coupe / 17% Convertible
  • 3LT most popular trim level (44% on Coupe and 56% on Convertible)
  • 89% of buyers order the performance exhaust
  • 61% order the GT2 seats
  • 58% order the front lift (E60)
  • 42% order Bright Red calipers
  • Most popular wheels are Carbon Flash with 42%
  • Most popular exterior color is Torch Red with 25%. (Revealed the car first in Torch Red)
  • Arctic White: 15%; Black: 12%; Sebring Orange and Elkhart Lake Blue 7% each; Rapid Blue, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Blade Silver and Shadow Gray with 6% each; Long Beach Red 5% and Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze each with 3%.
  • Expect to see the Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze pickup as they were some of the newer introductions.
  • Interior color – Jet Black is most popular with 28%
  • High wing very popular to where couldn’t keep up with demand (23%)

The team also discussed the new retractable hardtop and the benefits of this new format:

  • Track capability
  • Serious high-performance car image
  • Top up appearance
  • Perception of safety / security
  • Quality – noise, fabric creasing
  • Clean ability
  • Separate rear window control
  • Cargo space vs coupe
  • Cargo space with top down
  • No trunk partitions
  • Eliminates the current convertible compromises with more attractive customer offer

Tadge shared that they receive a lot of feedback from people and ideas from customers, that people like customization. “Everywhere we can, we make choices available.”

New for 2021:

  • Magnetic Ride Control available without Z51 – FE2
  • Wireless Phone Projection – Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • Driver Mode Selector on screen visualization
  • Strike Yellow / Sky Cool Gray Interior – 3LT
  • New Colors: Silver Flare Metallic and Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat
  • Additional stripe options and colors: New Stinger hood stripes (Carbon Flash with Red, Yellow or Silver accents); Racing Stripes new colors: Red/Yellow/Orange/Blue

Check out the full seminar below to hear all they had to share for yourself!