It was a great day for Chevrolet this morning as the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series was revealed to a throng of Corvette enthusiasts at the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The reveal was held at the Chevrolet Experience Center and Chevrolet’s Director of Competition Mark Kent led the event as the four Corvette Racing drivers stood beside their special Drivers Series Grand Sports.
After the introductory comments from Mark Kent, he went down the line and asked each driver to reveal their special edition. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner, and Oliver Gavin each pulled the cover and stood proudly next to their creations as Corvette’s Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion talked to each of them about the choices and where they found inspiration for their designs. Drawing a laugh from the crowd, Jan said his Arctic White Drivers Edition reminds him of the Ron Fellows Special Edition.
The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series editions were created by the individual drivers with collaboration with the Corvette design team. Starting with a Grand Sport Coupe, the drivers selected the exterior colors and graphics combinations. A special Corvette Racing decal shows on the bottom of the doors and an interior plaque displays the name of the Drivers Series as well as the unique sequence number for each car.
Pricing for the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series packages is $4,995 for 1LT or 2LT trims and $5,995 for the 3LT trim level package.
Here’s the reveal as it happened Friday morning, January 25th at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Just a quick note that the audio situation was difficult with loudspeakers from the track being directed at the building. I did try to isolate the presentation as best as possible.
In addition to the video, here are our photos from today’s event. When we got to the site, we found Kirk Bennion and others doing some last minute prep on the cars by adding Corvette Racing door stickers to each of the cars. We came back later in the day to get the cars basking under the Florida sun.
Photos by Keith Cornett
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