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Published on 12 February 2009 - Car Body Design / Automotive Design & Engineering
GM has unveiled the Corvette Stingray Concept, the one-off dream car inspired by the 1959 Stingray race car and the Corvette heritage that will be featured in the upcoming summer blockbuster movie Transformers II.
At the 2009 Chicago Auto Show GM has unveiled the Corvette Stingray Concept, already previewed in the past months under the name of "Vision Concept" and "Centennial Concept".
The car will be among the characters of the upcoming "Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen", where it will "act" as the four-wheels counterpart of Sideswipe.
The sleek concept was "dreamed up" by the Corvette designers at GM, who were influenced by the original Stingray race car, introduced in 1959.
The Concept also draws on Corvette heritage cues from other generations and brings them together in a futuristic shape that "seems to be equal parts racecar and space ship".
“SIDESWIPE represents an exercise in exploration for the Corvette,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design.
“By giving my creative team the freedom to design no-holds-barred vision concepts, it helps them push boundaries and look at projects from different perspectives.”