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GM recently announced the 2015 Corvette Stingray will come in two new configurations; the Atlantic Luxury drop-top and the Pacific Performance coupe. Both will be available later this year.
“One of the design goals for the Corvette Stingray was to provide customers with the flexibility to tailor the car to their personality,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager. “The Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages were originally designed to showcase how the Stingray could be configured as a luxury sport GT car or as a high-performance motorsport car.”
The Corvette Stingray Atlantic convertible and Corvette Stingray Pacific coupe concepts were introduced last fall at the SEMA Show. A strong response from enthusiasts helped influence production. They are the latest Chevrolet concepts from SEMA to go from concept to reality.
“We plan to make news with the Corvette Stingray every year, in part by offering special-edition models that offer a unique, personal ownership experience,” said Todd Christensen, Corvette marketing manager. “Our customers have told us they appreciate these limited-edition models, which have become an important part of the Corvette’s legacy.”
The 2015 Corvette Stingray Atlantic Design Package is inspired by the luxury and performance of private jets seen at European vacation destinations. Offered exclusively on Z51-equipped convertibles, it is available in 2LT or 3LT trims. Features include: Z06-style splitter, shark-gray exterior vents, chrome Torque wheels with Stingray center caps, Stingray underhood liner and floor mats, custom splash guards, custom luggage, and more.
The ’15 Corvette Stingray Pacific Design Package is inspired by West Coast drivers who attend weekend track events. It’s offered exclusively as a Z51-equipped coupe, in 2LT and 3LT trims. The Stingray Pacific will have the following unique content: Satin black racing stripes, satin black Z51 wheels with Stingray center caps, “CFZ” carbon-fiber ground effects package and visible carbon-fiber roof panel, carbon-fiber rear spoiler and outside mirrors, red brake calipers, competition sport seats in red or black, carbon-fiber interior trim and sill plates, gray indoor car cover, and more.
As with other 2015 models, Corvette’s new Performance Data Recorder is available on the Atlantic and Pacific, as well as an all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard.
Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.
Developed and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, the performance driving curriculum at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nevada, accommodates drivers of all skill levels.
“Through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, they’ll learn to make the most of its technologies and delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, global Chevrolet.
The discount from Chevrolet is good for one year from the retail purchase of a new Corvette Stingray and applies only to the original owner. Only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations. Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Pahrump. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction.
Along with class instruction, participants will spend extensive time driving the Stingray on Spring Mountain’s 2.2-mile road course where three levels of instruction cover novice track drivers to those with more experience.
“It’s more than simply going fast and learning when to turn and apply the throttle,” said Fellows. “Mind speed and decision-making are key elements in the high-performance world, and our car control exercises and on-track training will help drivers improve their ability to process information quickly and accurately, resulting in a better coordination of eyes, hands, and feet to improve their driving skill.”
To learn more contact the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at www.springmountainmotorsports.com.
Holley is pleased to announce September 5-7, 2014 as the official dates for the 5th Annual Holley LS Fest. Once again Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will host the largest all-LS celebration in the country. 2013 saw record numbers of both participants and spectators, and there was already excitement in the air about 2014 being the 5th anniversary of the event.
LS Fest continues to be the only event in America where you can bring your custom LS-powered vehicle and participate in autocross, drag racing, dyno challenge, engine swap challenge, show-n-shine, the 3S Challenge, countryside cruise, drifting, and more. All of these performance disciplines can be enjoyed in one venue over the course of the three-day event.