When Was the First Corvette Sting Ray Made?

When Was the First Corvette Sting Ray Made?

The Sting Ray was introduced in 1963. The chassis was designed by Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda.

The first generation Sting Ray consisted of a ladder frame design, that included features such as independent rear suspension and leaf springs. The body was unique to its time as it had rounded headlights and two-piece rear window, which dubbed it as the "split-window coupe," according to Edmunds.

The powertrain on the first generation Sting Ray was a base 327 V8 engine, which included an output of 250 horsepower. Buyers who purchased the Z06 Sting Ray was given a fuel injected 327 with an increased horsepower rating of 360 horsepower.