By AJ Wilcox | January 20, 2011
***Miss Out on the Utah International Auto Expo of 2011? Like Us to Make Up for it***
Every once in a while, a car company releases a concept that is so stunning, so gorgeous that it defies description. Also every little while a car company makes a concept so hot that it makes it into a blockbuster movie about futuristic robots. Fairly often car companies let the public know that they have no intention of producing a concept car, and it was only to get their design teams’ wiggles out.
The culmination of all 3 of these circumstances makes for a rare sight indeed. Behold, the Corvette Stingray concept.
Exterior to Sideswipe, one of the Transformers Autobots, this Corvette Concept in incredible. What was surprising was not that it would not enter production (Tell me who would want windows that don’t roll down, no trunk, and side mirrors that could perform neurosurgery at the hand of a skilled doc.), but that Chevy outright admitted it was concept only, and they weren’t even considering putting out a production model of the Stingray.
When you make a home run, and it takes you 40 years to recreate that home run, but decide to bunt instead (DailyDerbi’s 2nd, and last baseball metaphor ever), we call it stupid, and bad business.
Out of the entire auto show, this was the car we had to wait the longest for people to shove aside so we could take the following pics. We also threw a few of Bumblebee in there too, just to bring the Transformers theme all the way around.
By the way, did we mention that the rear license plate folds down into a control panel that hydraulically raises and lowers the scissor doors and the clamshell hood? Stunning. This wins our award for the most awesome and unexpected show car (right along with the Ferrari 599GTO!).