The original design of the Corvette Stingray was originally introduced as an internal combustion engine vehicle. But when the government stopped paying for the fuel required to drive these vehicles, Ford decided to add a supercharged engine to the car which was then known as the Stingray. The supercharger kit was developed by Bill Ford and Ralph Gilles. Together they designed a supercharged V-8 engine, which could reach speeds of up to 160 miles per hour.
The Stingray also featured a rear spoiler, a much improved tail pipe, and an increased massaging strut system which provided increased suspension stiffness. All of these improvements helped to increase the speed of the car. The car was also fitted with airbags, roll bar stabilizer bars, and a system called variable intermittent air suspension.
The body of the Stingray was also changed to enhance its aerodynamics. The vehicle was designed to be completely aerodynamic in design which made it extremely fast. The designers worked hard to minimize the drag which resulted from the car's streamlined body. They used all sorts of aerodynamic components such as underbody vents, air diffusers, air vents, and ducting. The body of the car was also made from carbon fiber.
The chassis of the Stingray was also altered. The main purpose of this change was to make it lighter and to make the car more controllable. The body was also stretched, so that it would have a longer wheelbase. The rear body panel was also enlarged to provide extra strength. This added strength helped to improve the handling of the car.
There were many modifications made to the body kit and interior of the car including changing the interiors. The seats were redone and the hood was redesigned in order to increase aerodynamic efficiency. The interior was also redone with larger seats, better seat belts, and better sound insulation.
There are over 300 examples of the Stingray produced worldwide. Many of the examples are the factory made cars that are sold at Ford dealerships. Other examples of the car are custom made by third party manufacturers.
The original color of the car is black. However, the color can also be painted to other colors such as blue, silver, or gold. Some examples of the vehicle feature decals and logos.
The interior of the car has several features such as a steering wheel mounted radio and a console mounted CD player. There is also a radio, which comes with a CD changer and is removable. The car also has a glove box for storage. The exterior of the car is very well protected from the elements.
The Corvette Stingray was manufactured for years until it was discontinued in 2020. The last model was produced in the United States and was sold in Australia. The only remaining example of this vehicle is still owned by Ralph Gilles.