In the year 2009 at Chicago Auto Show, Chevrolet showcased Corvette Stingray Concept on 50th anniversary of Stingray racer. At that time, it was a promotional stunt to celebrate the releasese of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The concept never made it to real-world production line. Nonetheless, it has stopped designers from creating another render to celebrate 60th anniversary. When it comes to design, Corvette Stingray is etched in memory for its stunning design. Shape transcends decades of automotive advancement and is still considered to be beautiful in today’s standard.
On the occasion of 60th anniversary, we have another Corvette Stingray Concept. This concept is designed by Dejan Hristov in three forms which are coupe, convertible and racer. All three of them takes the concept to another level. Design of Corvette Stingray Concept is timeless but it is missing on some cues found on mid-engined C8 Corvette such as long hood, short rear deck, and vintage proportions. Coupe has traditional design, but the racer and convertible variant gets a new touch. Convertible version of Corvette Stingray Concept features sloped windshield combined with the side windows rolled up.
Corvette Stingray Concept racer lacks any windshield and opted for exposed cabin. It reminds us all of 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer Concept car which was designed by Pete Brock, Bill Mitchell, and Larry Shinoda. According to designer Hristov, he drew inspiration from 1959 XP-87 Stingray Racer and second-gen Corvette. However, he tried to retain DNA of all generations of Chevrolet Corvette. Interior of Corvette Stingray Concept is also quite modern thanks to massive infotainment system.
Source: Dejan Hristov