|Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3) '69|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
Gran Turismo Sport (Update)
|Type in GT5||Premium|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||GM Small Block V8 OHV|
|Max Power||298 BHP|
|Performance Points||455 PP|
|Weight||1,552 kilograms (3,420 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||5.37 kg (11.8 lb) per horsepower|
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3) '69 is a Road car produced by Chevrolet. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.10, released on December 22, 2017.
The player can pick ten colors when buying this car:
- Can-Am White
- Cortez Silver Metallic
- Tuxedo Black
- Daytona Yellow
- Monaco Orange
- Monza Red
- Burgundy Metallic
- Riverside Gold Metallic
- Fathom Green Metallic
- Le Mans Blue Metallic
"Taking design cues from the Mako Shark II concept, this 3rd-gen Corvette was known for its distinctive character."
A full model change in the fall of 1967 brought the new C3 Corvette Stingray as a 1968 model. It was very reminiscent of the "Mako Shark II" show model, which was displayed at the New York Auto Show in April of 1965.
This concept sought to show off the Corvette in a new light, specifically as a grand tourer. Chief designer Bill Mitchell's design ideas were extremely important factors in the achievement of this goal.
Working as Mitchell's right-hand man was a man named Larry Shinoda, a Japanese-American who had worked as a detail designer on the original Stingray. Taking many hints from Mitchell's concepts, Shinoda's image of the next generation GT car materialized as the Mako Shark II.
With a dynamic, curvaceous exterior, and an interior stuffed with the newest electronic gizmos, it was indeed the Corvette of the future. The essence of this idea was thoroughly incorporated into the street model that was to become the C3 Corvette.
In 1969, the standard engine's displacement was brought up from 327ci to 350ci, but maximum output remained unchanged at 296 HP. At the same time, the small-block option changed from the 327ci L79 to the 350ci L46, with maximum output again unchanged at 350 HP.
Though at the time talk was all about the power of the big block Corvette, the small block held the advantage in handling with its lower front-end weight. The epitome of this was the replacement of the top-grade L46 by the 365 HP LT1. Available around 1970, this was acclaimed as the best handling of all the C3 Corvette combinations.
As a Premium car, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3) '69 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 50,000 Credits. It is a Level 6 car.
This car can be purchased for 50,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.
This car can be purchased in the Chevrolet section of Brand Central for 50,000 Credits.