That doesn’t mean the company has forgotten about the Corvette faithful as Autoblog noticed Chevrolet will unveil a new Corvette at the Rolex 24 race at Daytona. Before you get too excited, this is not the mid-engined, all-new ‘Vette, but a “2019 Corvette Special Edition.”
There’s no word on specifics but, given the timing, it could be the last time we see a new front-engine Corvette. As a result, it’s possible the special edition will pay tribute to the car’s history that dates back to 1953.
Speaking of history, a quick glance at the Corvette Wikipedia page reveals the ZL-1 engine was a new option for the 1969 Corvette. This means the high-performance model is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so it’s possible that Chevrolet could introduce a special edition as a tribute. However, that’s just speculation and it could be something entirely different.
Regardless of what Chevrolet has in store, it’s true that the company has introduced a number of Corvette special editions over the years. Last year’s Corvette Carbon 65 Edition celebrated the car’s 65th anniversary with a Ceramic Matrix Gray paint job and an assortment of carbon fiber components. Two years prior, the automaker unveiled the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition which was billed as a “road-going, track-capable homage” to the Corvette C7.R racer.
The mysterious special edition will be unveiled on January 25th at 11:30 am EST time, so stay tuned for full details.