2014 Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept Goes From Virtual to Reality

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The Gran Turismo video game franchise might be best known for introducing kids to the amazing world of Japanese and German performance cars, but it’s latest star is the finest America has to offer.

Unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas the Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo concept is a real world creation based off the virtual sports car.

A show highlight, you can’t miss the stunning deep-blue paint and yellow-tinted headlamps, just like on the Corvette race cars. Set off against the blue are a host of carbon fiber add-ons like the front splitter, side skirts and rear spoiler, not to mention a custom carbon fiber hood.

Unique to this Stingray are the vents on the front fenders and rear haunches, as well as a custom front grille and exhaust pipes.

The racing-style front tow-hook hints at what’s inside with full racing harnesses, as well as custom Competition Sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

Power continues to come from the awesome 6.2-liter V8 which delivers 460 hp with the sport exhaust system and as a true enthusiast’s machine it, of course, comes with manual transmission – Chevy’s new 7-speed unit we might add.

So is all this a sign of things to come for the Stingray? We can only hope.

GALLERY: Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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