In addition to the superb Pete Rozelle Trophy, a silver trophy made by Tiffany & Co., Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco also received a brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, an example of which recently sold at Barret-Jackson auction for $1.1 million.
That car was the VIN number one, mind you. This is a normal production model, but still pretty hot. The Stingray is still some time away from its market launch. The award was resented by Rick Flick of New Orleans’ Banner Chevrolet on behalf of General Motors.
Banner Chevrolet’s story is kind of on the line with what the Super Bowl is all about: try hard and never give up. They lost their entire inventory of 650 new Chevrolets and 120 pre-owned vehicles during Hurricane Katrina. But they got back on their feet and did so well that they were chosen as the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award.
The Corvette Flacco took home is the seventh generation of the American sports car, and the most technologically-advanced ever. It is powered by a brand-new 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine developing 50 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm), and does 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds.