In May, GM filed a trademark application for the word "STINGRAY" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use on "Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles." Is Chevy transforming the Corvette into a real split-window Stingray for the seventh generation?
The original Corvette may have introduced the idea of an American sports car to the world, but the second-generation split-rear-window Corvette Sting Ray that debuted in 1963 convinced everyone America could build a world-beating sports car. Since then, Sting Ray's been an important name in the Corvette world. Even when the name transformed into Stingray for the third-generation C3 and then promptly disappeared until the Chevy Stingray Concept and Stingray convertible in Transformers 3, it maintained its mystique.