- The 2013 SEMA show's Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific concept car aims for a "West Coast" racing look, but backs it up with some serious track-oriented hardware.
- A carbon-fiber hood and roof panel, upgraded brakes and cooling and unique track-focused gearing all are part of the Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific concept's modifications.
- Pieces from the Chevrolet Accessories catalog include staggered-size black satin racing wheels.
LAS VEGAS — Chevrolet revealed at the 2013 SEMA show here today the Corvette Stingray Coupe Pacific concept that it said is "influenced by West Coast culture" (whatever that is) and is heavily modified in both hardware and appearance.
Torch Red paint howls for attention, but the Stingray Coupe Pacific's black carbon-fiber removable roof panel was manufactured with a visible weave to help demonstrate this concept car is about substance to equal its race-ready appearance.
Since it's based on the Stingray's racing-inspired Z/51 performance package, the Coupe Pacific Concept's 6.2-liter small-block V8 is oiled by dry sump and the cooling system is enhanced. So, too, are the Coupe Pacific Concept's brakes, while the seven-speed manual transmission gets unique gearing and the transaxle features an electronic limited-slip differential.
Inside, there's carbon-fiber trim (did you expect anything else?), competition sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel in carbon-fiber finish.
The special black satin racing alloys have a red stripe to complement the body color and are staggered size: 19-inchers that are 8.5 inches wide in the front, while 20-by-10-inch wheels are fitted at the rear.
Edmunds says: The Stingray Coupe Pacific concept may be overt-looking in the expected SEMA fashion, but it's largely the same hardware you can get from any Chevy showroom.