The Chevrolet Corvettecolloquially known as the Vette  or Chevy Corvetteis a historically front engine, rear drive, two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than 60 years of production and seven design generations   —with GM confirming in early an eighth generation Corvette in a rear-mid-engine configuration. Inwhen GM executives were looking to name the new Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small maneuverable warship —and the name was approved. Originally manufactured in Flint, Michiganas well as St.
Although its arrival was anticipated by consumers and critics alike, there were virtually no physical or mechanical changes made to the Corvette from the previous year. To start, consumers could no longer order the optional ZR-2 package, due to General Motors elimination of the aluminum headed LS-6 from the Chevrolet engine lineup. Previously, consumers looking to purchase a Corvette had had the option of including the cubic inch big block LS-6 either on its own or as part of RPO ZR2, but because of incredibly poor sales numbers the previous year only Corvettes with the LS6 engine and a meager 12 Corvettes equipped with RPO ZR2 were soldGM felt that the eradication of the engine was a necessity.
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Your first car, there will never be another quite like it. For, you see, this Corvette is his first car. The tale begins in the spring of when young Kenny Sutter located a fuelie Vette on a dealers lot in Dayton, Ohio.
Despite the economic prosperity of the fifties and the early sixties, there had been a great many who believed that the sustainability of such financial growth was impossible, and that more challenging financial times lay ahead within the United States, and even globally. As much as General Motors tried to keep the new design of the Corvette a secret, the unveiling of the new body style would actually take place a few weeks before the car was officially unveiled to the public. The reasoning behind delaying its introduction had been as much a financial decision as anything, though critics would actually use the delay as further opportunity to lash out at the car when it did finally arrive.
The Corvettes have proven numerous times that they're one of the greatest household names in the US. We've seen both the great and the small, ranging from celebrities to politicians to star actors in Hollywood to tech geeks to anyone who understands what a good ride is, use Chevrolet Corvettes over the years. To put this in numbers, Chevrolet motoring company has built over 1.
It also had concealed headlights and windshield wipers, fiber optic blinking lights, and a sugar-scoop rear window. They say an icon perfectly mirrors its time in pop culture and the C3 Corvette did just that. Over its 14 year production run, it reflected the best and worst of the automobile industry.