2014 Chevrolet Corvette: The Black Widow's Car
May 6, 2014
The featured car in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 Corvette Stingray, but it isn't driven by the main character. It belongs to the Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) and so, of course, it's all black. This Corvette and the other Chevys are featured prominently in the film and replace the Acura vehicles from the Avengers and Iron Man movies.
Scarjo's Corvette is one green coat of paint (and a brown interior) removed from our Stingray. In fact, it's even a Z51 like ours. It's impressive that the filmmakers had the restraint to leave the Stingray car stock. Usually you get one-off vehicles like the Acura NSX roadster or something ridiculously modified like the Need for Speed "900 Horsepower" Ford Mustang.
"The design speaks for itself," said Steve Tihanyi, GM's general director of marketing alliances and branded entertainment of the Corvette Stingray. "It's an absolutely beautiful car."
Black paint with black wheels is a fairly popular color combination these days. So you might see a bunch of "Black Widow" Stingrays out there. No word yet if GM will release a special-edition version like it did for the Transformers movies.
This Avengers-Corvette connection already seems to be catching on in the real world. There's a guy in my neighborhood with a Lime Rock Green Corvette. His license plate says "HULLK"
Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor