Last week at the New York Auto Show Chevrolet unveiled the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, and to make sure it gets good social media coverage, they announced the Chevrolet Corvette Student Showcase Challenge. Three New York-based college students were told to take pictures of the car and share them on Facebook.
The public then voted for the best pictures, and the works of Dan Wang from the Rochester Institute of Technology received the biggest number of ‘Likes’. And so he won the $5,000 grand prize of the competition by portraying how the Z06 Convertible would look on the road using unique lighting techniques and background elements.
“The Corvette Z06 photo challenge has been a great experience,” said Wang. “I plan to use the prize money to help fund the pursuit of some of my personal projects, like documenting the Hardcore Happening, an annual Hot Rod Festival in upstate New York.”
Celebrating its debut at the New York Auto Show, the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible is one of the most handsome variants of the car built to date, and also one of the most powerful. The car is powered by a supercharged V8 engine developing at least 625 hp, and delivering 0-60 acceleration in under 3.5 seconds. The Z06 is also the first Corvette to features high-end material like carbon fiber and carbon ceramic brakes.