Chevrolet Corvette Stingray XP-87
The story of the 1959 Stingray Concept is very interesting. This car was much more than just another styling exercise. This car presented the ’63 Corvette design. It was based on the 1957 Corvette SS experimental race car and even won the 1960 SCCA championship (via Corvettes).
Chevrolet’s engineers managed to keep the weight down to only 2,200 pounds using a lightweight plastic body, race chassis, and aluminum. With fuel injected 283 V8 engine and 315 HP, the Stingray Concept had a fantastic performance which helped to become successful at racing. The car, painted red, was even featured in Elvis Presley’s movie, “Clambake”.