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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L46 350 (C3) '69
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L46 350 (C3) '69
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Displacement 5736 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine L46 350
Max Power 350 BHP
Performance Points 465 PP
Max Torque 52.54 kgf.m
Length 4636 mm
Width 1753 mm
Height 1214 mm
Weight 1,490 kilograms (3,300 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.2 kg (9.3 lb) per horsepower

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L46 350 (C3) '69 is a Road car produced by Chevrolet. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

Colors Edit

Ten colors are available for this car:

  • Le Mans Blue Metallic
  • Fathom Green Metallic
  • Riverside Gold Metallic
  • Daytona Yellow
  • Monaco Orange
  • Monza Red
  • Burgundy Metallic
  • Tuxedo Black
  • Cortez Silver Metallic
  • Can-Am White

In-game descriptionEdit

"The Stingray version of the alluring 3rd-gen Corvette translated to more performance all around."

A full model change in the fall of 1967 brought the new C3 Corvette Stingray as a 1968 model. It was very reminiscent of the "Mako Shark II" show model, which was displayed at the New York Auto Show in April of 1965.

This concept sought to show off the Corvette in a new light, specifically as a grand tourer. Chief designer Bill Mitchell's design ideas were extremely important factors in the achievement of this goal.

Working as Mitchell's right-hand man was a man named Larry Shinoda, a Japanese-American who had worked as a detail designer on the original Stingray. Taking many hints from Mitchell's concepts, Shinoda's image of the next generation GT car materialized as the Mako Shark II.

With a dynamic, curvaceous exterior, and an interior stuffed with the newest electronic gizmos, it was indeed the Corvette of the future. The essence of this idea was thoroughly incorporated into the street model that was to become the C3 Corvette.

In 1969, the standard engine's displacement was brought up from 327ci to 350ci, but maximum output remained unchanged at 296 HP. At the same time, the small-block option changed from the 327ci L79 to the 350ci L46, with maximum output again unchanged at 350 HP.

Though at the time talk was all about the power of the big block Corvette, the small block held the advantage in handling with its lower front-end weight. The epitome of this was the replacement of the top-grade L46 by the 365 HP LT1. Available around 1970, this was acclaimed as the best handling of all the C3 Corvette combinations.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Chevrolet Legendary Cars Dealership for 71,500 Credits.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 71,500 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L46 350 (C3) '69 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 54,354 Credits. It is a Level 7 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 71,500 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo Sport, a photo of this car can be seen in Chevrolet's Museum in Brand Central. However, the car itself does not appear as a playable vehicle in said game.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive