Two Chevrolet Corvette design packs unveiled

Chevrolet has revealed two new special design packs for its latest Corvette Stingray sports car. These design packs have been created on the back of a positive reception for similar concepts shown at last year’s SEMA Motor Show in Las Vegas. One of these design packs is called ‘Atlantic’ and it’s based on the convertible version of the latest Corvette Stingray. The other new pack is called ‘Pacific’ and this is based on the hard-top coupe Corvette. With either of the new design packs these Corvette models also come with Z51 performance pack as standard with a raft of performance upgrades. They also both feature custom floor mats, plus the addition of splash guards (similar to mud flaps) and rear number plate surrounds. Both versions of the Corvette also use a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine, producing 460bhp. This gives the sports cars a zero to 62mph sprint time of 4.2 seconds. With the Atlantic pack the Corvette uses an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the Pacific version uses a seven-speed manual gearbox. The Atlantic pack on top of all this adds a more luxury feel to the Corvette by adding grey exterior vents, roof inserts, bonnet graphics and chrome wheels. A customised luggage compartment is also included. The Pacific design pack meanwhile adds a more aggressive and racing car tone to the already feisty Corvette. It exclusively adds full length satin black racing stripes to the exterior, as well as satin black-painted wheels. This pack also includes a new carbon fibre body kit complete with rear spoiler. With the Pacific design pack specified, customers of the Corvette Stingray are restricted to just five exterior paint finishes – red, black, white, silver and grey. Pricing for the Corvette’s two new design packs have yet to be confirmed. The Corvette Stingray range will remain available to order in the UK even after Chevrolet’s official withdrawal from this market by the end of 2015. Chevrolet’s other current sports car, the Camaro, will also remain available for official import to the UK beyond 2015. Currently the Chevrolet Corvette is priced from £61,495 and features the Z51 performance pack as standard in the UK. Standard equipment in the Corvette Stingray includes an infotainment system with two touchscreens and USB and SD card compatibility. Optional extras for UK customers include a £600 metallic paint job, a £1,000 tint coat paint job, a £1,450 navigation device and £550 black aluminium wheels.