Chevrolet’s onslaught at SEMA 2013, Las Vegas, is a proclamation of style and a lot of sportiness. Chevy has unveiled three Corvettes, four Camaros and an SS Sedan for this week's SEMA Show. The show’s highlights were a trio of Corvette Stingray concepts, with the head turner being the blue beauty that is the Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept.
The Gran Turismo 6 Concept catches our attention as it has been influenced by the popular racing simulator it is named after. In fact, it will be featured in Gran Turismo 6 which goes on sale in just a few weeks.
The car looks ready to race with a slew of modifications adding to its high-performance looks. The exterior exudes hotness with striking, endurance style yellow-tinted headlights to improve nighttime visibility. Apart from this, quick to catch the eye is the custom body kit, few carbon-fiber details, including the rear wing, hood and front splitter. Inside, the optional Competition Seats have been reupholstered; while racing harnesses have been fitted for both passenger and driver and a flat-bottom steering wheel have been added.
No changes have been made to the powertrains of any of these concepts, which isn’t a problem since the cars offer up a minimum of 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque straight out of the box.
The other two beauties are a pair of Atlantic and Pacific-themed concepts. The Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic pictured above wears a unique Blade Silver paint scheme. It features some extreme cosmetic changes, a custom exterior paint scheme, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, new front splitter, rocker extensions and a rear lower diffuser, along with custom headlight surrounds and hood accents. The cabin also sports a windscreen, custom luggage, door sill plates and unique floor mats.
The Pacific variant is a tad bit extravagant. With mixed torch red paint and black racing stripes accents, it certainly is an eyeful. The Stingray Z51 Coupe is, like the Atlantic variant, solely cosmetic. The Stingray Coupe Pacific has custom carbon fiber rockers and splitters. On this one, though, the carbon fiber weave is left visible. Best of all, however, the roof panel is removable, allowing drivers to enjoy racetrack speed with an open top. There are a few race inspired mechanical touches, too. The engine has a dry sump oiler, the brakes are beefed up and an efficient cooling system.
These Stingrays may not demonstrate that much new tech, but they do show different directions that Chevy might take with the C7 Corvette.