This 1969 Chevrolet Mata Ray went particularly far in the concept of the famous “pop-up” lights.
If you like sports cars and the 80s, you are bound to know the concept of “pop-up” headlights, present on references like the Ferrari Testarossa, the Chevrolet Corvette C3 / C4 / C5, the Honda NSX, the Mazda MX -5 of the first generation or the Lamborghini Countach.
The pop-up lights are hidden in the hood and only deploy when you turn on the headlights. A kitsch detail that was one of the essential design codes on sports cars between the 70s and 90s, and that Chevrolet had pushed even further in 1969.
Pop-up rear lights!
As you can see in the video, the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Manta Ray concept car actually had pop-up lights in the back. They deployed above the body when ignited, resembling speedbrakes. Unsurprisingly, this solution has never been produced in series.