Image credits: © Chevrolet. GM Corp
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept news, pictures, and information
50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray ConceptDesign and technology come together to celebrate Corvette's past, present and future
Chevrolet delivers a futuristic vision of technology and design wîth the 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept. A version of the model was first shown at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show and stars as 'Sideswipe' in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette Stingray Concept represents both the iconic legacy and an exciting future for Corvette.
The Corvette Stingray Concept was developed as an internal design challenge to combine classic Corvette cues wîth surprisingly high-tech features, modern materials, and a striking new appearance. The car is well-appointed wîth a clamshell hood, scissor-style doors, ergonomic seats, rear-view camera wîth night vision enhancement, and a high performance hybrid drive. Interactive touch controls allow the driver to customize the power and efficiency of his or her ride and share it wîth friends via the in-car camera system and advanced telemetrics.Source - Chevrolet
AUTOBOTS® WITH BOW TIES: CHEVROLET-BASED CHARACTERS STARRING IN ‘TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN' AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOWGiant movie robot also on display wîth vehicles used in the upcoming blockbuster summer film
Visitors to the Chevrolet display at this year's Chicago Auto Show (Friday through Feb. 22) will be treated to an out-of-this-world vehicle display – the automotive stars from the upcoming DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures release, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.'
Five Chevrolet-based characters – including four all-new characters – are featured in the new film set to open in the Únited States on June 26. All of them are at the Chevrolet display. The four new movie characters include:
• SIDESWIPE – a stylized Corvette vision concept vehicle
• SKIDS and MÚDFLAP – twin AÚTOBOTS® based on Chevy's Beat (a concept that will go into production as the Chevy Spark in 2011) and Trax concepts
BÚMBLEBEE™, the heroic AÚTOBOT based on Chevrolet's Camaro concept from the first 'Transformers' movie, returns wîth a high-performance attitude. Joining the vehicles on stage will be BÚMBLEBEE in his AÚTOBOT form, standing almost 17 feet (5.2 meters) tall and 13 feet (4 meters) wide.
'Chevrolet is thrilled to again be part of one of the most anticipated movies in years,' said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. '‘Transformers' gives us a great opportunity to connect wîth young people on their terms, wîth a dynamic, environmentally friendly image. The new characters represent the change going on in Chevy showrooms. From the exciting Camaro, the 21st century sports car, to the game-changing Volt, there's more than meets the eye at Chevrolet today.'
Directed by Michael Bay, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' sees the AÚTOBOTS confront a new threat from DECEPTICONS® bent on avenging their earlier defeat on Earth. The new AÚTOBOT characters in their current Chevy-based form square off against new, tougher foes determined to rule the universe.
'‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' goes way beyond the first film in terms of robot action and excitement,' said LeeAnne Stables, executive vice president of worldwide marketing partnerships at Paramount Pictures, the distributor of the film. 'The new AÚTOBOTS add to the storytelling, and these Chevy vehicles went wîth our filmmakers to locations all around the world. GM has again provided incredible support to the production team working on the movie.'
Along wîth the Camaro that's reprising its role in the new film, the other Chevy models to be seen on the big screen are new to movie-goers.
SIDESWIPE takes the form of a sleek, vision concept dreamed up by the Corvette designers at GM. The design is influenced by the original Stingray race car, introduced in 1959, but also draws on Corvette heritage cues from other generations. It 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.'
The Beat and Trax-based characters, SKIDS and MÚDFLAP, remain faithful to their concept designs introduced at the 2007 New York Auto Show – although each wears new paint and other exterior accessories. And while they may be small cars, when they turn into fighting AÚTOBOTS®, they pack a big punch.
The other new AÚTOBOT, JOLT, appears in the production form of Chevy's 2011 Volt extended-range electric vehicle. With the capability of up to 40 miles (64 km) of pure electric propulsion, plus hundreds of more miles wîth the assistance from its Voltec powertrain system, the real-life Volt will change driving in America.
Of course, the AÚTOBOT team isn't complete without BÚMBLEBEE, the yellow Camaro based on the new, 2010 production model. Sporting new wheels and SS-model performance cues, BÚMBLEBEE is more stylish and powerful than ever – and enthusiasts will be able to drive their own new Camaro when it goes on sale this spring. For more exclusive AÚTOBOT movie information relating to Chevrolet, please visit www.autobotsrollout.com.
Chevrolet is one of America's best-known and best-selling automotive brands. With the largest dealer network in the Únited States, Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the leader in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-expected value in every vehicle category, offering cars and trucks priced from $12,120 to $103,300. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value wîth standard features usually found only on more expensive vehicles. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in association wîth Hasbro, a di Bonaventura Pictures production, a Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production, a Michael Bay film, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,' starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Ramon Rodriguez, Isabel Lucas, Glenn Morshower and John Turturro. The film is directed by Michael Bay and written by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is based on Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS™ action figures and is produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. This film has not yet been rated.
TRANSFORMERS is a brand of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS). Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services wîth a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, CRANIÚM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com.Source - GM
|Lexus Returns To Salon Privé With A Celebration Of Its Full Hybrid Model Range|
|Salon Privé 2013 - 4th to 6th September Syon Park, London, 13 June 2013 – Lexus will return to Salon Privé this summer to showcase its industry-leading range of full hybrid models. Its collection will have a special focus on the F Sport versions of its cars, which combine sportier styling and performance with the peerless luxury, craftsmanship, innovation and advanced technologies that are hallmarks of the Lexus brand. The presentation will include the IS 300h F Sport, repres...[Read more...]|
|Aston Martin Wows The Crowds At Nürburgring 24 Hours|
|Aston Martin's global centenary celebration programme powered into Germany yesterday (Sunday 19 May) as the great British sports car maker marked its first 100 years with a 100-plus car parade at the Nordschleife. Just ahead of the start of the 41st ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours a cavalcade of more than 100 Aston Martin sports cars took to the infamous road circuit for a celebratory parade lap. Led by Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez at the wheel of the stunning new CC100 Speedster Concep...[Read more...]|
|FORD DELIVERS BEST HYBRID SALES QUARTER EVER AS FUSION AND C-MAX HYBRIDS ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS TO BRAND|
|-Ford's hybrid sales in the first quarter of the year totaled 21,080 vehicles, marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter; first-quarter hybrid sales increased by 324 percent -First-quarter growth even higher in key markets; Fusion Hybrid sales up 518 percent in New York, 478 percent in Los Angeles and 325 percent in San Francisco -Beyond fuel economy, design and technology are among the top reasons customers are choosing Fusion Hybrid over the competition, acco...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN CLAIMS BEST HIGHWAY FUEL EFFICIENCY, WITH SEVEN MODELS THAT ACHIEVE MORE THAN 40 MPG|
|• New Jetta Hybrid earns EPA fuel economy rating of up to 48 mpg; the first compact hybrid available with a turbocharged engine|
Herndon, VA - With EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg on the highway, 42 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 45 mpg, the Jetta Hybrid becomes the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup and the seventh model capable of more than 40 mpg on the highway. With sales of the Jetta Hybrid beginning later this month, Volkswagen wil...[Read more...]
|C-MAX LINEUP SUCCESS HELPS DRIVE FORD'S SMALL CAR SALES TO 12-YEAR HIGH; F-SERIES MARKS BEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2005|
|•Ford U.S. November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase compared with last year and the company's strongest November small car sales in 12 years •C-MAX Hybrids sales gain momentum with 4,848 vehicles in November, a 52 percent increase compared with October; Ford posts best-ever month for electrified vehicle sales •F-Series has its 16th consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase and fourth month in a row with more than 50,000 sales; this marks F-Series' best N...[Read more...]|
|Other models by Chevrolet|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|2009 Chicago Auto Show|
© 1998-2012. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.