Corvette Stingray Atlantic, Pacific Concepts Polarize Coasts

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Last year, Scion stole the SEMA Show with scores of specially modified FR-S sports cars, but you can double the cylinder count for 2013 because the Corvette Stingray is easily the darling.

No doubt by now you’re more than familiar with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. GM’s sports car for the everyman practically sells itself, but the styling seems less exciting almost a year after it’s initial debut. That’s where the Stingray Convertible Atlantic and Stingray Coupe Pacific concepts come into play.

Unveiled here at the 2013 SEMA Show, the two coastal-themed concepts are meant to represent the sides of the U.S. they’re named after. The Atlantic concept features a silver paint finish that Chevrolet says is meant to resemble a private jet. It also gets chrome five-spoke wheels, and an under-hood liner with the Stingray logo that is also embroidered in the center armrest. For “effortless” driving, Chevrolet decided to build it with the automatic transmission.

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Most of those features are actually available to every Stingray buyer, but exclusive content to the concept includes “Fusion Grey” headlamp housings and hood accents as well as a new Carbon Flash Metallic front splitter, rocker extensions and rear lower diffuser. It also comes with custom luggage.

People with a preference toward performance might like the Pacific concept a little more. Based on the Z51 performance package-equipped Stingray, it uses the seven-speed manual and features a flat-bottom steering wheel and competition sport seats. It also gets rocker extensions and a larger front splitter than the Atlantic concept colored to match the black and red color scheme. It’s also characterized by the same carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel available for other Stingrays.

Chevrolet refers to both of these as concept cars, but the company says it will consider offering them based on the feedback it receives.

GALLERY: Corvette Stingray Convertible Atlantic Concept

GALLERY: Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific Concept

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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