According to its own description, Studio AVA is a small company stemming from Powerscourt, which is “nestled in Ireland’s Wicklow mountains.” And this is where they intend to build the AVA Stingray, which for some reason is alternatively labeled as the “Hyperclassic.”
Probably because they’re trying to bring to life “hypermodern pace, power, and performance enveloped in the body of body and soul of a classic.” Yeah, that might be the reason for that bombastic nickname. And you know what, with the people they claim to have involved, it might be entirely fitting.
That’s because they’re not only recreating the original C2 ‘Vette Sting Ray with modern internals and calling it a day. They somehow managed to bring on board for the bespoke EV's design a couple of grand names of automotive design.
One is Ian Callum, the former styling manager at Jaguar and Aston Martin and a successful entrepreneur who already has experience with unique and limited-edition products.
The other one is none other than Peter Elbert Brock, the youngest ever designer hired by GM Styling. He is the last surviving member of the team that shaped the original C2 Corvette into existence, and the man that designed the Shelby Daytona Cobra, among others.
So far, Studio AVA has shared little tangible information about the AVA Stingray. We have no idea when production kicks off, how many units are planned, how much this Hyperclassic is going to cost, or when the first deliveries are planned.
The trail of hints left by the company on social media includes its prior experience with another cult classic that got electrified, Ferrari’s 308 (a couple of beauty shots are in the gallery). We also found out that AVA plans to build the new Stingray at home in Powerscourt in a tailored but strictly limited fashion. Furthermore, each car will be instilled with the “unique personality of its owner” as well as EV power levels of between 1,200 and 2,000 hp.
Nestled in Ireland’s Wicklow mountains this is AVA Studio at Powerscourt.— AVA (@AvaElectrifi) February 4, 2021
This is where the Hyperclassic will be built. pic.twitter.com/TFwn93mUtw