Chevrolet confirmed that the C8 Corvette Stingray would be available with an optional Z51 Performance Package from launch and now it’s emerged that another mystery ‘track package’ has been developed.
While attending the global unveiling of the new ‘Vette in mid-July, Brink of Speed on YouTube had the opportunity to speak with the Performance Color and Trim Manager for the car, Brett Goliff.
The interview gets particularly interesting at just before the 8-minute mark when Goliff starts to discuss the Competition Seat available for the new Corvette Stingray. This seat will be available alongside two other seats and ordinarily, features a host of custom touches over the ‘regular’ seats, including Chevrolet’s ‘performance textile’ on the side bolsters to hold occupants in place.
At the new Corvette Stingray’s launch, the company displayed a Competition Seat bathed entirely in this performance textile. Goliff then goes on to reveal that this particular seat will be available for an upcoming track-focused variant of the car.
“This version [of the seat] is for our track car,” he says. “There is a special track version of the vehicle that you can get that comes, essentially, with more of a blacked-out package and comes with this entire Competition Seat with the performance textile fabric.”
Corvette Blogger believes the ‘track package’ briefly discussed by Goliff will be available alongside the Z51 Performance Package but it remains to be seen what other options it will come with alongside the full performance textile Competition Seats. Evidently, Chevrolet is very much focusing on offering the Corvette Stingray in as many derivatives as possible before ultimately turning its attention to even faster Z06 and ZR1 models.