New information has come to light.
Now that the C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06 have successfully launched, Chevrolet might be looking at new and future variants of America’s sports car. According to a new report from Autoguide, Chevrolet has just trademarked Corvette Manta Ray as well as Manta Ray for use on "motor land vehicles, namely automobiles, engines therefor and structural parts thereof." So, this could actually become something interesting or, perhaps, nothing at all, but the name Manta Ray should be familiar to Corvette and GM people.
It was originally used way back in 1969 for a Corvette concept. It had a two-tone paint job, unique headlights and side exhaust, a few other exterior touches, and an upgraded ZL-1 427 V8. One thing Chevy could be up to is a new Corvette trim level slotted in between the base Stingray and Z06 track animal. Could it have a more powerful version of the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 or, perhaps, a detuned sampling of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8? All of this is speculation at the moment, but let us know your thoughts.