Up Close and Personal with the Corvette Stingray Concept

[PICS] Up Close and Personal with the Corvette Stingray Concept

Up Close and Personal with the Corvette Stingray Concept

By now, most of you should be familiar with the Corvette Stingray Concept that was featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Last year the Stingray Concept hit the car show circuit which allowed the public the opportunity to take in the sleek, futuristic Corvette. Great, except for some reason it skipped the show in my hometown of Tampa. So when I saw it featured in an advertisement this weekend, I headed to the Convention center for my first opportunity to get up close and personal with Chevy’s popular Corvette concept.

The Stingray Concept was easily found in the middle of the Chevrolet display. This car is a style buck only as a glimpse inside the window shows. Sleek and low to the ground, the Stingray Concept reminds me of fighter jet with the sweeping greenhouse that slopes to the rear. I was immediately drawn to the size of the wheels. Rolling on Goodyears, the Stingray Concept sports 21 inch wheels in front and 22’s in the rear.

And while the Stingray Concept looks nothing like the 2011 Corvettes on display all around it, in fact it does carry the telltale characters of its Corvette lineage: Rounded front and rear quarter panels where the wheels are housed, the pointed front, the hood bulge, the bubble roof and then of course the split window. Having seen it in person, I can see why so many are clamoring for the C7 to look something similar.

Again, I realize this car is old news to some, but seeing the car in person for me was a game-changer in terms of my thoughts toward the C7. I’m not saying this should be the C7, but I am real impressed with what the designers at GM are able to when unshackled and imaginations let loose.

So without further ado, here is the Corvette Stingray Concept.

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If you haven’t yet had a chance to see the Corvette Stingray Concept up close and personal, I highly recommend you make a point to do so.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. like it, though it will be yet another car that will be defiled by front-mounted liecense plates in NY.

  2. We already had a Stingray, stop going back to the old topics and lets start coming out with new ideas, GM is never going to get the young public’s attention like these. I will not buy a C7 if the rear-end comes out anything like these. Let the Stingray be an original old classic car, leave it alone.

  3. Ugly as sin. I glad it’s a concept because they rarely get built. All it really needs now is a window in the hood!

  4. One man’s ugly is anther’s beautiful. I doubt GM will ever produce this car as is or even close. I can say, with rear view cameras, the split window will be less a problem than the original.
    But even if they did build it as is, I’d still be complaining because it would probably have a mini motor. Now if they build it with a 540 aluminum engine producing maybe 650 hp (un-supercharged) and weighing under 3000lbs, I’d start robbing banks to raise money to buy one. That would be a car!
    My original Sting Rays had about 500-600hp and weighed well under 3000lb in racing trim. They were a blast to drive. 175 on the back straight at Daytona. That’s what I’m talking about.

  5. LOVE the concept, except on feature of it and that is the split rear window, my choice of the C7 for sure if they got rid of the split window…
    LOVE IT

  6. We presently own an Atomic orange C6. I was an art teacher for 33 years and love innovation and far out styling in the auto industry. We saw this car at the Milwaukee auto show last Nov. If the C7 is any thing like the concept, it is AWESOME!. No other car in the world will look like it. Everyone will know it is a Corvette. We will be the first in line at our Chevy dealer to buy one. Go for it GM!

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