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A Look Into Chevrolet Corvette's History

A Look Into Chevrolet Corvette's History


Prior to the Chevrolet Corvette becoming a mainstay of American car performance and in talks about the most road-worthy cars in the world, it began as a humble, straight-six powered European-styled roadster that didn’t have any real competition to begin with.


Two years later after the Corvette was introduced to the public, Chevy launched its iconic small block, while Ford’s own two-seater, the Thunderbird, joined in the fray. As Ford maximized passenger capacity by adding extra seats to the Thunderbird back in 1958, Chevy didn’t follow suit.


Instead, Chevy developed six new lines of two-seater cars. Corvette, on the other hand, met a few obstacles along the way, but then started to give meaning to alphanumeric codes like Z06 and ZR1.


With the teaser regarding the latest 755-hp Corvette ZR1 and speculations pertaining to the next-generation Corvette that will be sporting a mid-engine layout, it appears the Corvette still has some fight in it, and for a long time probably.