Chevrolet Stingray Concept XP-87
The story of the 1959 Stingray Concept is interesting since this car was much more than just another styling exercise. In fact, this car not only presented the ’63 Corvette design, but they also based it on the 1957 Corvette SS experimental race car. And it even won the 1960 SCCA championship.
Using a lightweight plastic body, race chassis and aluminum, the Chevrolet engineers managed to keep the weigh down to only 2,200 pounds. With fuel injected 283 V8 engine and 315 HP, the Stingray Concept delivered a fantastic performance that helped it become successful at racing. The car was even featured in the Elvis Presley movie, Clambake, which they painted red.