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Front view of Chevrolet LT2 engine
With the C8’s transition to a mid-engine format already greenlighted, GM’s engineering department got down to the business of coming up with an equally groundbreaking engine to power the Corvette’s incoming eighth iteration. The LT2, in its current state, is nothing short of immensely powerful, with 495 HP at 6450 RPM, and 470 lb-ft of torque at 5150 RPM.
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R
Chevrolet begins a new chapter in its storied racing legacy with the introduction of the new mid-engine Corvette race car, known as the C8.R. The C8.R will be Chevrolet’s first mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class and the first clean sheet race car design since the C5.R debuted in 1999. It will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25, 2020. The C8.R is based on the strong foundation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
Just 1,255 Corvettes were finished in Sebring Orange for the 2021 MY - making it a rarer color for future, would-be collectors.
The 2021 Corvette Stingray represents the sophomore model year of Chevrolet's beloved mid-engine sports car.  Arriving immediately on the tail of an abbreviated 2020 model year, the 2021 Corvette Stingray became one of the most sought-after sports cars of the year. Chevy added a number of new improvements, colors and options for the 2021 model year.
The mid engine Corvette, introduced as a 2020 model, was a completely different animal. For 2021 however, changes were minimal. The two basic body styles - coupe and convertible - saw no changes. The drivetrain, which consisted of 6.2 liter V8 L2 engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch was the same.
You can download for free this exclusive 2021 Corvette sales brochure for more information about the car. The eighth-generation Corvette, introduced as a 2020 model, continues to impress the most seasoned automobile enthusiasts around the world. Available in coupe or convertible.
Production of the 2021 Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray was cut short by General Motors. Production of the 2021 MY (model years) was paused in May and June, 2021, due in large part to an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips. The Coupe proved the more popular bodystyle.