It may just remind you of a sweet ride from back in the day, but the new Jake Edition Corvette set to be revealed at this year’s SEMA Show is brand-spanking new, and incredibly wicked. Using Jake, Corvette Racing’s skull mascot, as inspiration, Chevrolet took a standard Grand Sport Coupe and put in many hours of work and modifications to turn it into the special convertible concept vehicle you see in the pictures before you.
The Jake Edition Corvette is distinguished by Z06 wheels featuring the Competition Gray finish, matte Jake hood graphic from the GT1 commemorative models, and lots of other accessories that are already available in any Chevrolet dealer. In the future, Chevrolet will also be adding Jake-logo floor mats, console lid, wheel center caps, and other accessories to this special edition.
"The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it," said Dave Ross, design manager. "With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there’s virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others."
Press release after the jump.
He started off as a discreet logo in 2005 that symbolized a tenacious attitude of the Corvette Racing team and ever since, the skull mascot known as Jake has grown to embody the determination and triumphs of the team. Now, Chevrolet designers have created the Corvette Jake Edition Concept, a special Grand Sport convertible concept vehicle that celebrates Corvette’s racing spirit.
The Corvette Jake Edition is a Grand Sport Coupe, with Z06 wheels featuring the Competition Gray finish. The matte Jake hood graphic from the GT1 commemorative model adds a subtle visual statement, while a host of other accessories round out the car’s unique appearance. Most of the parts added to this special Grand Sport are available today as Genuine Corvette Accessories or through any Chevrolet dealer’s parts department.
“Jake is more than the mascot for Corvette Racing, he personifies the Corvette spirit,” said Dave Ross, design manager. “We designed this concept to demonstrate how any enthusiast could create his own Jake special model with parts available from any Chevrolet dealership.”
Some of the accessories used to create the Corvette Jake concept are not currently available, but are planned for future release, including Jake-logo floor mats, console lid, wheel center caps and more. Other parts, including the hood graphic and Z06 wheels, are offered as Genuine Corvette Accessories.
“The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it,” said Ross. “With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there’s virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others.”