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Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Racer Concept '59
Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Racer Concept '59
Appears in Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo Sport(Update)Update Icon
Interior in GT6 Detailed
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Drivetrain FR
Max Power 314 BHP
Performance Points 470 PP
Weight 1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.66 kg (8.1 lb) per horsepower

The Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Racer Concept '59 is a race car produced by Chevrolet. It was first introduced in Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.45, released on September 26, 2019.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The advanced styling that swept the world has not faded over the years."

The 1st generation Chevrolet Corvette made its racing debut 3 years after its release in 1955, and went on to win many trophies. The next step was the development of the Corvette SS race car which debuted in 1957, a project led by Zora Duntov - the man often dubbed 'the father of the Corvette.'

This car was fashioned in the image of the Corvette, but was a totally different beast internally. On a shortened tubular frame was mounted a 302 BHP fuel-injected 283 engine, and the car achieved a top speed of 292 km/h in testing. Hopes were high for its performance in racing, but the project came to a grinding halt as the American Automotive Manufacturer's association banned the participation of manufacturers from racing.

Fortunately, the story did not end there. There is a rightful heir to the Corvette SS: The Corvette Stingray Racer, code name XP-87.

The car inherited the frame and body covering the engine, almost as is from the Corvette SS. The final car, created by the newly appointed GM Styling department Chief, Bill Mitchell, and designer Larry Shinoda, also borrowed styling elements from a blackballed next-generation Corvette prototype.

This Stingray Racer entered a variety of races as a private personal race car of Bill Mitchell, and won two consecutive SCCA Class C modified titles for 1959 and 1960.

After 1961 it served as a show car, but its styling had great influence on the design of the 2nd generation Corvette which appeared in 1963.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits. It is a detailed car. It is also the prize for getting gold in the third set of events of the Goodwood Festival of Speed special event.

GT SportEdit

This car can be purchased in the Chevrolet section of Brand Central for 5,000,000 Credits.

NotesEdit

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