2015 Corvette offers Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages
Intent on adding even more distinction to its new C7 lineup, Chevrolet has announced a pair of trim packages for the 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible. The options were previewed in concept form last fall at the SEMA Show, according to Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager. Called the Atlantic Convertible Design Package and Pacific Coupe Design Package, the options were created to express either a luxury sport GT or a motorsport-influenced character. The packages will be available on any Z51-equipped, 2LT/3LT-spec Stingray Convertible or Coupe.
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"We plan to make news with the Corvette Stingray every year, in part by offering special-edition models that offer a unique, personal ownership experience," said Todd Christensen, Corvette marketing manager. "Our customers have told us they appreciate these limited-edition models, which have become an important part of the Corvette's legacy."
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Inspired by the ambiance of a private business jet, the Stingray Convertible Atlantic Design Package starts with a Z06-style front splitter and adds Shark Gray exterior vents, hood stinger graphic and tonneau inserts. Also included are chrome "Torque" wheels with Stingray center caps, unique license plate frame and splash guards plus logo valve stem caps. The Atlantic also features a Stingray-logo underhood liner and floor mats as well as custom fitted luggage.
Reflecting the flair of a West Coast track-day special, the Stingray Coupe Pacific Design Package is edgier whether finished in Torch Red, Black, Arctic White, Blade Silver or Shark Gray, a new-for-2015 exterior color. Highest profile changes here include the "CFZ" carbon fiber ground effects kit, visible carbon fiber roof panel, a Carbon Flash rear spoiler, mirror caps and badges plus Satin Black full-length racing stripes. The Z51 wheels sport a red stripe and Stingray center caps. Red brake calipers add even more visual interest and while the unique license plate frame and splash guards also appear here, though the Pacific Coupe dispenses with the aforementioned the logo valve stem caps. The cabin of the Stingray Coupe Pacific Design Package boasts red or black Competition Sport Seats, carbon fiber accent trim, Stingray sill plates and floor mats and a gray indoor car cover.
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Like other 2015 Corvette Stingrays, both Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages can be equipped with the trick Performance Data Recorder and a new 8-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission in place of the standard 7-speed manual. The Atlantic Convertible Design Package and Pacific Coupe Design Package arrive in showrooms later this year with other members of the 2015 Corvette lineup. Pricing for both will be released closer to their actual on-sale date.
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