Manning won his second Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award Sunday after leading the Giants on another game-winning drive against the Patriots.
Manning also led an 83-yard drive to capture the 2008 Super Bowl over the Patriots, which ended New England’s hopes of a perfect season and ended with Manning winning MVP.
Manning joined Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Hall of Famers Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only players in NFL history to win Super Bowl MVP multiple times.
In the process, he fully put to rest any lingering doubts over his standing as an elite NFL quarterback, doing so six months after stirring criticism by saying he considered himself on equal footing with Brady.
“This isn’t about one person,” Manning said. “This is about a team coming together, getting this win. I’m just proud of our guys.”
Just like the stadium he quarterbacked the New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory in, Eli Manning’s new car is a convertible.
As a prize for being named MVP of the game, Chevrolet handed Manning the keys to a Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition.
No run of the mill Vette, the special package celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chevy’s founding on November 3rd, 2011, and is only being offered on 2012 model year cars.
Available on any of the Corvette models, the $49500 option includes Carbon Flash Metallic paint, Satin Black wheels with red accents, a suede-trimmed black interior, special 100th Anniversary badges and an advanced active suspension system.
Eli’s drop top has a starting price of $69,115, but a top of the line 628 hp Corvette ZR1 with a top speed of 205 mph will run you $128,515.
Soon to have two Super Bowl trophies on the shelf of his Hoboken, N.J., apartment, Eli could likely afford to fill his parking spot with either Vette, but the Grand Sport should be just fine for his 15 minute commute to MetLife Stadium to defend the team’s title next season.