Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray customized by KISS frontman Paul Stanley is making its debut at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas this week.
GM Authority reports Stanley selected the exterior scheme, which has a unique candy red hue offset with Midnight Glaze Silver paint on the roof, rear hatch, spoiler, outside mirrors, and front grille. He also helped select the quilted parchment leather seats and accents in the Jet Black cabin, plus the dark red accent stitching throughout.
“This car is undeniable in terms of its aesthetics,” says Stanley. “And it is also a world-class piece of machinery.”
Power comes from the 6.2L V8 LT1 engine putting out 460 horsepower mated to GM’s new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
Stanley’s Stingray also features the Z51 Performance Package, notable for its dry-sump oiling system, electronic limited-slip differential, larger front brakes, and a cooling package for the differential and transmission.
This Corvette rolls on Chevrolet Accessories Carbon Flash Metallic forged aluminum wheels, 19-inch front/20-inch rear, paired with Michelin P245/35ZR19 tires front and P285/30ZR20 tires rear.
“It was great working with Paul Stanley, because of his vision and passion for design and automobiles,” says Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports.
Stanley and KISS will release an expanded, deluxe edition of their 1977 album, “Love Gun”, on October 28.
The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, while the second features rare, previously unreleased demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Then She Kissed Me”, “Tomorrow And Tonight” and “Much Too Soon”.
KISS will also play their first Las Vegas residency this fall.
“KISS Rocks Vegas” will see the band perform 9 shows at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino between November 5 and 23.
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