50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept image

Chevrolet delivers a futuristic vision of technology and design with the 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept. A version of the model was first shown at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show and stars as “Sideswipe” in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette Stingray Concept represents both the iconic legacy and an exciting future for Corvette.

The Corvette Stingray Concept was developed as an internal design challenge to combine classic Corvette cues with surprisingly high-tech features, modern materials, and a striking new appearance. The car is well-appointed with a clamshell hood, scissor-style doors, ergonomic seats, rear-view camera with night vision enhancement, and a high performance hybrid drive. Interactive touch controls allow the driver to customize the power and efficiency of his or her ride and share it with friends via the in-car camera system and advanced telemetrics.


  • GMan

    It's a shame the Corvette doesn't currently incorporate an updated and increased displacement E-85 version of the "XV8" (2001 era experimental design as an extra-cost option) or at least a current production AFM equipped V8. It was designed to include DI, AFM, and could also idle on four cylinders as well. If combined with the improved BAS-plus hybrid system (Li-ion battery), fuel mileage would today be quite incredible for a 400+ hp vehicle. Once warmed up, and stopped at a traffic signal, the Corvette could accelerate at modest to moderate levels using just four cylinders and the BAS-plus electric motor. At highway speeds under light load conditions, it could again cruise and operate on just four cylinders. This is a no-brainer — and some of us would "gladly pay" for these options — irregardless of their "payback period," if ever. In the future, a "two-mode hybrid system" could be included, or made optional, with either an advanced twin-turbo V6 gas, or modern 4.5 liter V8 diesel engine. Volt/Ampera technology could also be incorporated as well. Maybe getting an electric drive motor for each wheel?