Chevrolet unveils Corvettes for Atlantic, Pacific coast – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

The East Coast is about sophistication. The West Coast is about fun and adventure.

The East Coast is about where you went to college. The West Coast is about, well, what kind of car you drive.

Hoping to appeal to both, Chevrolet just unveiled two special editions of the 2015 Corvette Stingray. The Atlantic convertible bespeaks of luxury while the Pacific coupe plays up performance. They go on sale later this year, having showed up last late year at the SEMA aftermarket parts show in Las Vegas.

They are among the early special editions of one of the most highly sought-after sports cars on the market. They come early in the Stingray’s young life, unusual given how special packages are usually used to freshen up aging models.

“One of the design goals for the Corvette Stingray was to provide customers with the flexibility to tailor the car to their personality,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager, in a statement. “The Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages were originally designed to showcase how the Stingray could be configured as a luxury sport GT car or as a high-performance motorsport car.”

The luxury GT-focused Atlantic convertible will have extra touches like a front Z06 splitter, gray exterior vents, hood graphics, chrome wheels, a special underhood liner, splash guards, rear license plate frame and a set of custom luggage.

Meanwhile, over at the Pacific coupe package, expect full-length racing stripes, CFZ carbon-fiber ground effects package, visible carbon-fiber roof panel, rear spoiler, red brake calipers, competition sport seats, custom splash guards, rear license plate frame and an indoor car cover.

Both come with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters in addition to a standard seven-speed manual.


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