Chevrolet is bringing back all the old favorites. First, it was the Camaro and now it’s the Corvette Stingray, which they recently unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show.
When Chevrolet started their pitch to get both post-gen and young drivers interested in what they touted as the “Return of the Camaro” the marketers at GM decided to place the car in the first Transformers movie. It turned out to be a very smart move. As Bumblebee, the new Camaro was a big star in the highly successful film and definitely generated some major buzz.
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That’s why we wouldn’t be too surprised to see the new Stingray Concept vehicle in the upcoming “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, along with the return of Bumblebee. GM design Chief Ed Welburn isn’t talking—he’s been predictably tight-lipped on that prospect, but has admitted that the Stingray Concept plays homage to the 1959 Stingray racer that is credited to former GM design head Bill Mitchell.
The new Chevy Stingray Concept is essentially a tribute to many previous-generation Corvettes, but also it has its own unique style—it’s borrowed some things from old Vettes, but still has some new features that will excite Corvette enthusiasts as well as bring new fans to the scene.
I had a 1976 Corvette Stingray, and although it was not expensive to refurbish, the car never failed to turn heads. One day a little kid saw me drive by in what I called “My own personal Batmobile” and yelled out, “That ride is sick.” At first I thought I was blowing smoke or that something was wrong with the car, until my niece told me that “sick” meant “cool”—and that was cool with me. Even during rocky times, people will buy a car that makes a statement. I see a solid sales future for the new Corvette Stingray. If I can make some money as a blogger and convince my fiancée—heck, I’ll get one myself!
The Stingray is only in the early stages of design at this point, but what’s been revealed so far is downright “sick”.