Chevy introduces four ‘Drivers Series’ special edition Corvettes | Landers Chevrolet Cadillac Joplin
February 28, 2019
The Chevrolet Corvette and racing have gone together like peas and carrots for over 65 years. Paying homage to that long and storied racing heritage, Chevrolet recently announced they will release four limited edition 2019 Corvette designs to celebrate the model’s competition history.
Offered only on Grand Sport trim level cars, each will feature an exclusive exterior color and graphics package to honor the career of a specific racing driver who helped make Corvette performance legendary on the racing circuit. Each Driver’s Edition Grand Sport also includes a an interior plaque bearing the driver’s signature, plus other unique trim details.
“The Corvette Drivers Series celebrates Corvette Racing’s winning legacy, which is driven by a world-class team of drivers from around the globe,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Each driver worked with Chevrolet designers on the graphics for their respective edition, giving the cars distinctly personalized appearances.”
Offered on Grand Sport 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims, the color and graphics packages for the vehicles are:
Tommy Milner Edition: Elkhart Lake Blue exterior with silver stripes and red hash marks, body-color mirrors, black wheels with red stripe and red brake calipers. Jet Black Suede interior with red seat belts.
Oliver Gavin Edition: Shadow Gray exterior with Torch Red center stripe and Torch Red hash marks, Carbon Flash mirrors, black wheels with red stripe, red brake calipers. Adrenaline Red interior with red seat belts.
Jan Magnussen Edition: Arctic White exterior with Crystal Red stripes and gray hash marks, body-color mirrors, black wheels with red stripe and red brake calipers. Jet Black interior with red seat belts,
Antonio Garcia Edition: Racing Yellow exterior with “Jake” stinger stripe, red hash marks, Carbon Flash mirrors, black wheels with red stripe and red brake calipers. Jet Black interior; yellow stitching on 3LT trim.
“Customers can select the version of their favorite Corvette Racing driver or simply choose the one with the color and graphics that appeals the most to them,” said Majoros. “And like the drivers they represent, each special edition is a winner.”
The Grand Sport-based Drivers Series models are powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.2L LT1 V8 engine putting out 460 horsepower. The engine also features a race-bred dry-sump oiling system to prevent oil starvation during high-G cornering.
Like every 2019 Grand Sport Corvette, the Drivers Series cars also include wide-track fenders and quarter panels to accommodate 20 x 12 inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, functional brake ducts, Brembo racing brakes, magnetic ride control, tuned stabilizer bars and springs, an electronic limited slip differential, five position driver mode selector, and more.
The 2019 Corvette Drivers Series packages will be available this spring, and will command an additional MSRP of $4,995 over the price of a 2019 Grand Sport on 1LT and 2LT trims, and $5,995 on 3LT trim cars. If you want one, call Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin now, because they’re limited editions and bound to go fast! Both on and off the track.
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