There are icons within the automobile industry. Vehicles that transcend their primary purpose of simple transportation and become something that is more than just a utilitarian piece of machinery designed to maximize convenience and flexibility in one's life.
There are cars that become recognizable on-sight as something greater, something more significant than even the larger manufacturer that spawned them. There are cars that essentially institutions within the culture that they exist.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one such automobile. When you think "100% pure bred American muscle," chances are the first thing that comes to mind is a shiny, cherry-red Chevrolet Corvette. And with good reason. It's been around for decades, and after all that time there's still nothing quite like it burning rubber and leaving losers in its dust.
Although there is one thing that very much differentiates this iteration of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray from its predecessors. This is probably the first time that someone sat down at the drawing board and uttered the words, "Seriously. Let's just make the Batmobile this time."
Yes yes, the Batmobile in the landmark 1989 film starring Michael Keaton was famously built on a Corvette Stingray platform, but this feels like inspiration went in reverse with Chevy taking its notes from the Dark Knight. It should practically be a requirement that the CD player come with a copy of Danny Elfman's iconic score already loaded. Because seriously, would there be anything better than roaring down the road, redlining the RPMs as that music blasted from the speakers?
No. The answer is no, there would not be anything better.