• Jun 16, 2010
Stingray Speedster Concept – Click above for gallery

Now, isn't this curious? The eagle-eyed crew over at Corvette Blogger have managed to get their hands on a few shots of what appears to be a speedster version of the ever gorgeous Stingray Concept. You may remember the car from its starring roles in both the Transformers saga and the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. At the time, the car appeared to be a hard-top only, but as these photos demonstrate, it looks mighty fine without a roof, too. So what gives? Is this some sort of re-imagining of the old concept? Is it a movie prop?

We're going to stick pretty close to the Corvette Blogger hypothesis and say it's a little bit of both. The car was spotted sulking around Beverly Hills, so either we're looking at Sideswipe's latest set of clothes, or someone has finally managed to come up with a decent re-body kit to help the C5 look a little less dated. Either way, we like what we see.



[Source: Corvette Blogger]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      humm if this is the real deal the question would quicly become would you rather have this or Toyota's FT-86? Id have to lean towards the corvette its just has history I can't ignore, I remember seeing them as a kid and asking for a diper change, I think if my son seen this he would do the same :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow! I like this much better than the stingray concept. Two big changes do it for me: removal of the chrome "braces" in the lower air intake, and moving the headlights from being vertical slats on the hood to being round units in the side recesses. I want to see more!
      • 4 Years Ago
      ahh so that's where the extra Camaro grilles are being used

      Looks way better than the current blog and more like what $50k+ should buy. the door looks out of allignment though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oops! Didn't mean to sound so vitriolic. I thought I was responding to a different comment on a different blog lol! GM haters have me all riled up today.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably because the door is partially open, genius.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, something is way off with the proportions. Also, think about how that would look with a full size windshield which will be required for a production model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      yes, but an occasional retro styling "cue" simply maintains the heritage, example the split window.. It only ran one year but is so adored by almost everyone. Using it again would not make the car "retro," per se.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, isn't that gonna sting the eyes the faster you go?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bitchin! I love it... Just don't flip it.
      crispyone
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess im one of the few that likes the C5 more than the C6 except for the Z06 and ZR1 models. But I totally agree that GM needs to do something with the vette. Im a chevy man and yes I even own a vette or 2 but even the ford mustang looks better then the vette. This new concept looks like a customized Saturn sky, dont like it. Come on GM hire someone with the ability to design a badass exotic car not another cheap looking wanna be!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's more than simply a roof removal. The windshield is also gone, the headlights are gone, the grill is gone, and there appears to be intake or extractor vents in the hood. Plus, the wheels/tires are not the ones from the Stingray concept. My guess is this thing's a cheap copy for a TV show or movie.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the headlights aren't gone. Instead of them being above, they're actually inside that nook to the side of the grill. It's just a different, reworked design than the original.

        Personally I like it a lot--looks much better than the original concept. The current C6 is too bland-looking, as others have said.
      • 4 Years Ago
      front end
        • 4 Years Ago
        Let me clarify what I am saying.

        When GM makes a concept they always have near perfect fit and finish. The door on this does not appear to be open or ajar and the fit is not what I would expect from the GM design studio. Therefore it seems more like an aftermarket kit, a test mule, or as someone else suggested a movie prop.

        But it does look good in overall design; I would just be surprised if it was made by GM to show to the public.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not too keen on the look. I love the C-6s' look. But this concept just looks too busy, take out some of the sharper side body lines.
      Bill
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is another variation of Cadillacs convertable. This car and the Corvette are built in Bowling Green Ky., using a shared platform. Not bad looking and probably a 'screaming machine'. But it points to the direction that got G.M. out of favor with the north American market. Build cars that look alike, assign them to different divisions and hope for the best. The plan failed in the 80's &90's against strong competition. It might fail again. Worse, if G.M. see's good sales, you can bet they will repeat themselves and spread it to other divisions. Repeating the samee mistake and hoping for a different outcome.
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