For a lot of cars, sales are the ultimate form of vindication. Others prefer being awarded with five-star safety ratings.
For the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray , it’s a combination of all of those things...and then some.
Recently, the new Corvette was bestowed an honor not a lot of cars can lay claim to and in the process, joins the Toyota Prius in that acclaim. See, the mighty Corvette Stingray, in all of its awesomeness, has been immortalized as a Monopoly token.
The Corvette Stingray token will appear in the new Monopoly Empire game, a shorter edition of the iconic capitalist-driven board game that replaces real estate with actual pop culture brands. In addition to the use of the Corvette Stingray token, other tokens that are available in Monopoly Empire include a McDonalds french fries, an Xbox controller, a Paramount clapboard, a Coke bottle, and what looks like a Ducati motorbike.
Pretty esteemed company for the Corvette Stingray to be a part of, huh?
A roster of popular brands litter the board game, taking the place of all those addresses that we’ve all become accustomed to. Yahoo! is in it, as are Beats Audio, Samsung, eBay, Jet Blue, and a host of other brands a lot of us are familiar with.
And in case anybody wants to play Monopoly Empire with us, we’re calling dibs on the Corvette Stingray token as early as now.
(Click past the jump to read about the real 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray}
Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show , the seventh-generation Corvette features a highly criticized look, but when it comes to technology features, nearly everyone was impressed.
The model is powered by an all-new, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine dubbed the LT1 that produces 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system and 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet with the standard exhaust system.
The new Stingray can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds and to an anticipated top speed of 180 to 190 mph.