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.
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.