The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Corvette Stingray Concept

Sun 23rd Dec 2018

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Corvette Stingray Concept
Let’s get one thing clear, there have been many different Corvette Stingrays which have gone into production, in fact you can buy a brand spanking seventh generation one today from your local Corvette dealership.

There also have been many eye catching Stingray concepts, it’s a concept car which has a history longer than many actual real cars which have gone into production.

But the Corvette Stingray Concept we are discussing here is the 2009 model, which was put together to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary of the Stingray. Also known as the Corvette Centennial, this concept was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2009  and there was huge excitement as the company has been teasing the seventh generation of the Stingray and many imagined the dreamy Stingray concept to be the car everyone was waiting for.

Unfortunately, the 2009 Stingray Concept was a huge red-herring, designed and developed as an internal challenge to combine classic Corvette features with high-tech innovation and the latest modern material, the Stingray Concept amazed the crowds with its striking appearance.

Featuring a clamshell hood, scissor-style doors, ergonomic seats, a rear-view camera and night vision enhancement, this was a car which designer would be borrowing heavily from over the next ten years. The Stingray Concept even had a hybrid drive system within its high performance engine.

But this was to be a concept in the purest sense of the word, and whilst we got to see an actual seventh generation Stingray in 2013, it didn’t quite look so stunning or high-end as the concept.

The 2009 Stingray did achieve fame beyond the Chicago Auto Show, appearing in the 2009 movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as Sideswipe.