Chevy SEMA Corvettes Are Sealed with a KISS
Chevrolet has brought two unique Chevy SEMA Corvettes to Vegas this week to put on display at the big show. The first is a vintage ‘Vette from the model’s third generation, but powered by a 6.2-liter Gen V LT1 engine taken from the 2015 Corvette Stingray. It was built with the help of Jimmie Johnson, of NASCAR fame. The second of the two Chevy SEMA Corvettes this year is the Paul Stanley Stingray. And yes, we mean Paul Stanley, the front man from KISS (and possibly your nightmares).
“Corvette has always meant different things to different owners,” said Harlan Charles, the Corvette product manager. “Whether it’s a new Stingray or a mid-year Sting Ray, some use their Corvette as a dedicated track car, others use it as a grand touring car and others use it as a daily driver. That range is on display at the SEMA Show this week, serving as the inspiration for owners looking to make their Corvette an even more personal sports car.”
“This car not only has the look, but the power train is going to make it sound fast and responsive,” said Jimmie Johnson. “And it’s a 1971 classic.”
How right you are, Jimmie.
Meanwhile, the Paul Stanley-inspired Corvette is surprisingly muted compared to what you would think a Paul Stanley-inspired Corvette might be. The exterior features a Candy Red color matched with a Midnight Glaze Silver for the roof, rear hatch, outside mirrors, front grille, and spoiler. The interior also got some updates, including quilted parchment leather seats.
The same 6.2-liter Gen V LT1 that powers Johnson’s ’71 Corvette also powers Stanley’s.
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