What comes on the 2021 Chevy Corvette Z51 Performance Package?

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Z51 Performance Package Features

The prospect of driving around Orlando in a 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray is quite an enticing one for many individuals. One option offered on the vehicle that makes the vehicle even more track-capable and performance-mastering is the Z51 Performance Package. Interested buyers often ask us here at Carl Black Orlando: what does the Z51 Performance Package for the 2021 Corvette include?


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The Z51 Performance Package available for the 2021 Chevy Corvette includes a host of upgrades that come together to improve handling, boost speed, and increase resiliency. This highly popular optional addition (opted for by over 60% of buyers) costs $5,995.

Blue 2021 Chevy Corvette at a trackSpecific features on the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Z51 Performance Package include:

  • Z51 Performance brakes
  • Z51 Performance suspension
  • Performance exhaust
  • Performance rear axle ratio
  • Electronic Limited Slip Differential
  • Z51 rear spoiler, front splitter (increasing downforce and aerodynamics)
  • 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S high-performance tires (stickier than the standard tires)
  • Heavy-duty cooling system (more effective for the engine and brakes)

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What does the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Z51 Performance Package do?

The intention of the Z51 Performance Package is to allow the 2021 Corvette Stingray to run lap after lap without overheating or losing braking efficiency. At the same time, the upgrades allow it to go faster and handle better than the base C8.

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Can track performance be improved even further on the 2021 Corvette?

For even better racetrack performance, we recommend pairing the Z51 Performance Package with the optional FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride Control dampers and Performance Traction Management system.

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Does the Z51 Performance Package change the appearance of the 2021 Chevy Corvette?

The Z51 Performance Package does not drastically change the appearance of the 2021 Corvette. However, those who look closely will likely notice the special rear spoiler and front splitter, as well as the optional brakes which are visible through the wheels. In addition, when the vehicle is parked, a look at the tires will reveal whether or not the model is equipped with the standard Pilot Sport All Season 4 or the special Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires that are provided as part of the Z51 package.