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Sting Ray III
GM Concept Car

  • Original year: 1998
  • Company: Revell-Monogram
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Designer: General Motors

Is this the 1996 Corvette? To get that answer, we'll just have to wait. But until then, we have the incredible Sting Ray III. Known around General Motors simply as "The Purple Car", this fluid, taut, little fiberglass styling exercise maintains the Corvette's front/mid engine location with a 330HP V8, but that power now drives through a new 5 speed transaxle. This is a Corvette first. Huge tires are mounted on 11 inch wide, 3 spoke aluminum wheels Drilled oversize brakes are clearly visible .

The interior is resplendent with a combination of grey suede and high-tech black carbon fiber. The driver finds a comfortable home in one of the slickest models ever designed. A pop-up roll bar is built in to the two headrests. Concept car or future production Corvette...either way you're looking at one of the most exciting shapes and innovative engineering packages to ever roll down an American highway.

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Dave's comments:

The handful of concept cars in the Rally are all embody innovative styling and powerful high-tech features. Man if I could get my hands on this beauty for a test drive, they'd never get it back from me.

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