The Chevy Corvette is as much a part of American history as apple pie and baseball is. This sleek and powerful car is very popular and the people who own them are devoted to them. It is estimated that there are close to a million Corvettes on the road today. The Corvette is also a pretty successful racing machine. It has won awards in many different types of races around the world, including the 24 hour races at Daytona and Le Mans. The Corvette is also a popular choice as a pace car in the Indianapolis 500.
The first Corvette was designed by Harley Earl. He introduced his new concept car at the GM Motorama in 1953. Myron Scott is the person who came up with the name for this new car. A corvette is a fast and maneuverable warship. The very first Corvette was a convertible, but hardtop editions weren’t very far behind. The Corvette has been redesigned seven times, but still retains a lot of the look that first captured the hearts and minds of speed enthusiasts all around the world.
The first Corvettes were built in Flint, Michigan. Since then the factory has moved twice. Now Corvettes are made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The state of Kentucky has embraced the Corvette wholeheartedly. They named the Corvette the official car of the Commonwealth States. You can also find the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The museum is devoted to all things Corvette. They exhibit a lot of classic and concept cars. They also hold rallies for Corvette owners where they can display their cars, and race against other drivers if they want to.
Over the years, the design teams at Chevrolet have turned out some really nice Corvettes. Some of the more popular models include the ’54 Corvette, the ’63 Stingray, and the LR series from the nineties. Another popular choice is the ’68 L88, a car that was mostly built to race. Only 80 of these were made, and they are pretty highly sought after by collectors.
The 2015 models are being rolled out, and they are awesome. The engineers designed the cars using their racing models as a template. They wanted something faster that you could still take out on the road. The new Corvettes feature a lightweight body, and an engine that can pull up to 650 horses when it wants to. Throw in an eight speed shifter, and the superior handling that Corvettes are famous for, and you have one powerful machine.
The reason that the Chevy Corvette has become such an icon in the eyes of Americans is because it embodies the things that make the United States what it is today. The Corvette is all about speed and quick handling. It gives drivers a freedom they might not find in a Buick Regal. These cars always look like they are ready to get up and run, something that appeals to a lot of people.
Over the years, the engineers at Chevrolet have gotten pretty good at making great cars. Of course, some models didn’t do as well as others but the numbers can’t be disputed. Over one million Corvettes have been manufactured and sold. As long as there are people who love to go fast and be free there will be people who want this car.