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Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic ConceptCar culture on each coast of the US has historically been markedly different, and Chevrolet aims to show some of the differences with a pair of Corvette concepts at SEMA. Representing the East Coast is the Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic concept, while the Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific concept has the West Coast flair.

The Corvette Pacific concept (shown above) starts with the performance-oriented Z51 package and shows off the more custom look of West Coast car designs with its Torch Red paint contrasted with black rocker extensions and a front splitter. Perhaps the coolest part of this car's visual tweaks are its black aluminum wheels with red accent stripes.

For the Corvette Atlantic concept, Chevy gave this droptop the same rocker extensions and front splitter as the Pacific concept but managed to keep a more reserved appearance (at least as much as possible for the C7) with a silver paint scheme, grey hood graphics and five-spoke chrome wheels. Our favorite part of this concept might be the Stingray logo embroidered on the center console armrest.

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Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic concept
One of a pair of right- and left-coast-themed concepts, this Blade Silver Convertible model represents the Atlantic side, with sophisticated styling enhancements resembling the details and refinement of a private jet. The exterior wears new Carbon Flash Metallic front splitter, rocker extensions and rear lower diffuser, along with Fusion Gray headlamp housings and hood accents. It is trimmed with a sueded-wrapped interior package.

This East Coast cruiser also wears a number of Chevrolet Accessories available to all 2014 Corvette Stingray customers, including:

Chrome five-spoke wheels – 19 x 8.5-inches in front and 20 x 10-inches in the rear
Wheel center caps with the Stingray script
Under-hood liner with the Stingray logo
Carbon Flash Metallic rear license plate holder
Molded splash guards
Windscreen mounted behind the seats
Custom luggage
Premium carpet floor mats
Sill plates
Embroidered center armrest with the Stingray logo.
For effortless driving and performance, the Atlantic concept features an LT1 engine with a six-speed automatic.

Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific concept
Influenced by West Coast culture, here racing-influenced performance and appearance matter this track-inspired Torch Red Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe's design is purposeful and compelling.

The high-performance hue is complemented by a carbon fiber hood and a visible carbon-fiber weave on the removable roof panel, as well as a satin-black front splitter and rocker extensions. The Z51 rear spoiler is painted Carbon Flash Metallic with a Carbon Flash graphics package. The interior features a carbon fiber trim kit, along with the available Competition Sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel with a carbon fiber finish.

Because it's a Corvette Stingray Z51, the LT1 engine features a dry-sump oiling system, the cooling and brake systems are enhanced and the transaxle features an electronic limited-slip differential. Even the gearing in the seven-speed manual transmission is unique.

Like the Atlantic concept, the left-coast Corvette concept wears a number of Chevrolet Accessories, including distinctive satin black aluminum wheels with a red accent stripe (19 x 8.5-inch in front/20 x 10-inch in the rear).

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      I like the brown leather in the Atlantic Vette, very exotic. That's a world class interior right there, and a big positive step for GM.
      • 1 Year Ago
      that's funny if I looked at both without reading the post I'd say the convertible looks more west coast and the coupe is more east coast.
        • 1 Year Ago
        I thought so too. The red one looks east coast, and the silver looks west coast.
        Rob J
        • 1 Year Ago
        Same here. I thought the hardtop was more of a gruff east coaster while the convertible was a bit more wind-in-your-hair California type.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm totally loving that Atlantic convertible!
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      Time Attack wheels? Really? I thought this was SEMA 20_13_
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      I'd like to see them explore the concept of not having a hideous ass end.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks incredible.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well this west coaster is gonna have to claim east side on this round of the fake coast rivalry. The stripes kill the coupe. The vert looks really good with the saddle competition seats as a contrast. I'm not really feelin the side skirts though. They look more like running boards from an SUV than the rocker splitters that they're supposed to resemble.