Warner Bros. has released the first teaser image for the live-action “Barbie” movie that releases next year. The shot shows actress Margot Robbie in the role of the Mattel toy behind the wheel of a classic pink and white Chevrolet Corvette.
The vehicle appears to be based on the 1956-1957 model, but with a very modern twist. The Chevrolet logo has a blue “EV” in it like the brand’s upcoming electric vehicles and a small door for a charging port can be seen on the front fender, suggesting it is an electric car.
The timing of the reveal is interesting because it comes the same week that Chevrolet confirmed that both new hybrid and all-electric Corvettes are in the works.
When reached by Fox News Autos about the movie car, a Chevrolet spokeswoman would only say, “Barbie and Corvette have had a long-standing relationship and we’re excited to build on that in the Barbie movie. More to come on this and some other surprises.”
Mattel has sold a variety of Barbie cars over the years, including a Ferrari and Porsche, but the Corvette has always been her iconic model. However, her first in 1962 was a British Austin Healey, but later switched to the American sports car.