When the C7 Corvette was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, much chatter was garnered over the reincarnation of the “Stingray” nameplate.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy.” As reviews (and sales) have showed, it lives up to the name in expert fashion.
Vimeo uploader Darkcar decided to take a trip back to 1965 to the C2 ‘Vette, and find out if the C7 captures the emotional energy of the first generation to use the iconic badging. The C2 has some of the most unique Corvette styling, and the same could be said about the C7, which ditched the traditional four round tail-lights for a pair of squared off lights instead. In the interview with the owner of the 1965 ‘Vette, he spots differences in the auras of both vehicles, but ultimately proclaims both of them purely Corvette in nature.
If you have six minutes to kill, this mini documentary is certainly worth a watch. Check it out below.