| The History of Chevrolet Corvette Posted by Travis Buckley Nov 9 th, 2008
| Hi everyone,
After writing about Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, this time I have to introduce this nice “lady” I fell in love for a long time—Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet Corvette is one of the best known and longest-running vehicles.
Chevrolet Corvette was built since 1953 with a straight-6 engine and a two-speed automatic transmission but consumers has been complaint about the tame performance although it had the fiberglass-bodied two-seater and earns the praise about its handling. The European sports cars had been given a better performance than Chevrolet Corvette. Until 1955, a V8 engine became an option and by the late 50s, Corvette could reach 60mph in less than six seconds.
After that, Corvette has its own theme throughout the generations. In the 60s, it presented a muscle-bound theme, in the 70s, it has a highly stylized theme, and the electronically aided ‘80s. And after different themes, Chevrolet Corvette finally considers it worthy to compete against the world’s best.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette, nickname-Fuelie because it has optional fuel-injected 283 V8 engine
1963 Chevrolet Corvette-Sting Ray split-window coupe
1965-1967 Chevrolet Corvette-Big Blocks because of the 396 & 427-cubic-inch V8s
Early 1970s- the high-revving LT-1s
Early 1990s-the ultra-high performance ZR-1s
Late 1990s-the fast yet user-friendly C5s
Today-an outright bargain compare to European sports car and offers the performance of an all-out exotic at a third to a quarter of the price.
Let’s check out the different years’ Corvette and look at how Corvette grown up throughout the years.
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