The Corvette Stingray is turning heads across the country!
Even as we are now seeing and buying the 2016 Corvettes, and the 2017 Corvettes, as has been the case over the many years of the Corvette’s storied history, the 2015 Corvette Stingray is yet another head turner, along with the other C7 models! For anyone following the Corvette history, enthusiast, and/or a Corvette owner, you aren’t surprised by this I’m sure. However, what is really interesting can be witnessed by the youth of today stopping in their tracks, cellphone in hand to snap a shot, and drop-jawed reactions of some of the youngest when they spot a 2015 Corvette Stingray, or one of the 2016 or 2017 models, and clamber to get close to peer inside or at least get a quick pic with their cellphone before the car speeds off!
The Reaction on the Street when a Corvette Stingray Makes an Appearance!
There surely has been similar reaction from the young crowd as well as from adults of all ages whenever a new model of the Corvette arrives on the scene. However, perhaps the reactions witnessed by the Automobile magazine staff member, Mike Floyd, in his drive around Detroit in a 2015 Corvette Stingray speaks volumes in regards to what turns on the youth of today.Of course there will be many who could care less about a car let alone a Corvette; however, there are interesting signs that there may be a whole new brewed of Corvette lovers already saving their allowance for their favorite Corvette purchase in the (distant) future!
During my 15 years or so driving press cars, there have been a few I’ve driven that have elicited something similar to this sort of reaction. The first new-generation Mini comes to mind, the return of the third-gen Challenger, the new Jaguar F-Type—but nothing even close to the barrage of attention I received over the Corvette.
One reaction in particular hit home, and it came from a kid who couldn’t have been more than 8. As I slowly rumbled by, he suddenly exhibited that wide-eyed, slack-jawed look you get when you stare at something astonishing. “Cool Corvette,” was all he said. It wasn’t so much what he said, as much as he said it at all. Click to read more…
Chevrolet truly has a winner on their hands with the C7 series of Corvette Stingrays, and a new young following of future Chevy Corvette buyers sure to lay down some serious cash for one of Chevrolet’s yet to be dreamed of Corvette Stingray in the years ahead!
Source: Automobile magazine, website article post by Mike Floyd, “The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Proves There’s Hope Yet“
Photos: Dave Pinter – posted 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible pic on flickr.com; and Hi-Tech Software.