When it come to iconic American cars, few vehicles can touch the sinuous toughness exuded by the Corvette Stingray. Chevrolet is preparing to reintroduce a new version of the Stingray, leaving countless speed-loving petrol-heads breathless at the idea. Most of those people won't be able to either afford or justify buying the car, but they can still live vicariously through their children when Fisher-Price releases a Power Wheels version later this year.
The real full-size 2014 Stingray goes from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. The battery-powered Power Wheels Stingray goes from 0-6 in just 4 seconds. When it arrives, it will be the fastest Power Wheels available. Those are face-searing speeds that will suck the wind right out your lungs and leave you flushed with exhilaration...if you're 3 years old.
This may be the best way to prepare your children in advance for a midlife crisis. They won't have to buy red convertibles when they hit 40 because they've already been there and done that. They've already experienced the thrill of a Stingray at a tender young age. It's possible no other car will live up to that original chrome-wheeled beast, but that's just the risk you take as a parent.
The Power Wheels Corvette will be available in September, but preorders start on July 1. Besides the iconic red color, the child-size car will also be available in Barbie pink.
While all the other kids are tootling around in underpowered Beetles and Barbie Escalades, your tyke will be tearing up the playground, like a future Jeremy Clarkson, behind the wheel of an American legend (that was probably made in China). Just $275 is a small price to pay to put your beloved child in the same Corvette-owning company as Burt Reynolds, Sharon Stone, and astronaut Alan Shepard.