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Corvette shines on Eve of Frankfurt show

WOODLAND HILLS, CA-The German auto industry is opening the auto industry’s show season this month with a surprise: an industry-wide show in Frankfurt in mid-September. The 2014 model show will feature diesel models on nearly all cars from BMW, Porsche and the Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Bentley.

stingray corvette
2013 Stingray Corvette

The U.S. auto industry is being invited to join the Frankfurt show, which will be host to vehicles from nearly all auto-making countries.

A highlight of U.S. entries will be the 2013-model Corvette, embracing such state-of-the-art innovations as an updated Sting Ray silhouette.

New Corvette Boasts Stingray styling

As shown in the September 1, New York Times, the Sting Ray Corvette borrows styling cues from the highly-esteemed Alfa Romeo Disco Volante.

The all-new Corvette silhouette carries forward the famed design of the Vette, first-born in 1954 and maintained to this day as a 2-seater V-8 with a dedicated plant in Bowling Green, KY.

The Corvette, moreover, never became a “brand” like Lexus and Infiniti with their own dealer showrooms. The Times headline underscored the role of Corvette in the Chevrolet lineup thusly: “Stingray: A revered nameplate makes an Encore.”