Personally, the silver, Tiffany-made Pete Rozelle Trophy is nice, but if we were Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, we’d rather have the keys to the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
In keeping with tradition, the MVP of the Super Bowl always gets the cup and the car. But this year, it’s no ordinary Corvette.
Flacco becomes one of the first to own the star of last month’s North American International Auto Show. The new Corvette has sports-car fans salivating — and Flacco gets a bright red one. Like Flacco, the car offers super-performance — 450 horsepower and zero to 60 mph acceleration in four seconds.
It comes to him from Banner Chevrolet, a dealership that was wiped out, losing 650 new vehicles and its used-car inventory, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. It was chosen to present the car.
“Banner Chevrolet and the entire city of New Orleans have been through so much since the storm, we felt this was a small gesture to bring the comeback story full circle,” said Alan Batey, a GM vice president, in a statement. “With the Super Bowl in his backyard, we couldn’t think of a better guy to have the honor of awarding the MVP with his Corvette Stingray.”
Banner Chevrolet was of the largest losses ever recorded for a dealership in the United States and recently completed a massive multimillion-dollar renovation with state-of-the-art technology. Banner is the only Chevrolet dealer in Orleans Parrish.