Last year, we reported that KISS singer Paul Stanley had purchased a 2020 Corvette Stingray for himself. It seems the rockstar isn’t the only celebrity that has taken to the mid-engine Corvette, though, as Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone, has now acquired a 2021 Corvette Convertible.
A dealership in Tennessee, Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Murfreesboro, posted a photo gallery on their Facebook page last week showing Stallone taking delivery of his new 2021 Corvette Convertible, which was accompanied by the following caption:
“We are extremely proud and honored (and a little star-struck) to be able to say Sylvester Stallone is now one of our customers. We sold him this beautiful 2021 C8 Corvette! Here, Owner Bo Trivett and wife Jennifer are delivering him this beautiful car! Thanks for your business, Sly!”
Stallone’s 2021 Corvette Convertible appears to be a Rapid Blue model with a matching Tension Blue/Twilight interior and the available five-trident spoke alloy wheels. Somewhat surprisingly, it seems as though Stallone didn’t opt for the Z51 Performance Package, as his car does not have the Z51 front splitter equipped.
We’re sure Stallone will be more than happy with the performance of his Corvette Convertible, Z51 package or not. The mid-engine sports car’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine produces 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque from the factory, which is paired with a standard eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel-drive.
Stallone appears to have a penchant for General Motors vehicles. Last year, the actor placed his custom Cadillac Escalade stretch limo up for sale, which he originally paid $409,000 for. He’s also been spotted behind the wheel of a Hendrick 25th Anniversary Chevy Camaro in the past and previously owned a C3 Corvette, as well.