As a founding member of the legendary rock group KISS, Paul Stanley is use to dressing up and being the front man for his band. Now he’s dressing up another legendary pop-culture icon: the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
His personalized vision of the Stingray debuted this week along with Jimmie Johnson’s 1971 Corvette LT1 Concept at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
When word of Stanley’s interest in the Corvette became known to those within GM, he was invited to meet with Chevrolet Designers to talk about personalizing a Corvette Stingray for the SEMA show.
“This car is undeniable in terms of its aesthetics,” said Paul Stanley. “And it is also a world-class piece of machinery.”
Stanley picked a unique candy red exterior and went with a two-tone look with a Midnight Glaze Silver on the roof, rear hatch, spoiler, outside mirrors and front grille.
Inside the car, Stanley told designers his preferences for a lighter treatment and that included quilted parchment leather seats with parchment accents used through-out the Jet Black cabin. The parchment-colored leather is also accented with dark red stitching.
The wheels are Chevrolet Accessories’ forged aluminum wheels finished in black metallic Carbon Flash. As this is a Z51 model, it’s riding on 19s in the front and 20s in the rear.
Stanley describes the car as being an “elegant, gentleman’s sports car”. Grand Touring cruiser and so he selected the new 8-speed automatic transmission.
“Whether it was the materials or the finishes… you know, great colors and great contrasts…for me this is an extension in some ways of rock and roll. Because when you follow your passion you come up with great things,” said Stanley.
“It was great working with Paul Stanley, because of his vision and passion for design and automobiles,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, performance vehicles and motorsports.
Check out the pictures of the 2015 Paul Stanley Corvette Stingray Concept at SEMA:
Here’s the behind the scenes video of Paul Stanley’s visit to the Chevrolet Design Studio in Warren, MI.
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