On May 18, GM filed a trademark application for the word STINGRAY with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office for use on “Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.”
Matt Hardigree includes .pdf copies of the application in his September 1 article in JALOPNIK “GM Trademarks ‘Stingray’ Name” (HERE)
As pointed out by Keith Cornett in a September 1 post on corvetteblogger.com, GM did the same thing before unveiling the ZR1 supercar.
Cornett added information about the anticipated 2013 model:
With recent comments by the head of GM Design Ed Welburn who said the split window would return on the next-generation C7, as well as GM’s penchant for pulling out historic names for new Corvettes: Z06, Grand Sport, ZR1, it’s easy to see why we are speculating about a C7 Stingray.
read full article HERE.
Hardigree received an email from a PR representative:
“It’s not really indicative of any specific naming or branding decisions.” Corvette PR man Dave Caldwell told us via email. “When we did the semi-recent design concept, we discovered that we did not control the Stingray name to the extent we thought we should.” (HERE)
Regardless, FossilMedic is saving up for the anticipated 2013 model.
Anything close to this would be nice, maybe a high performance hybrid version like Porsche 911 is developing (HERE):
50th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept (2009)
Mike “FossilMedic” Ward