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America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

AutoNXT Logo By Mike Meredith of AutoNXT | Slide 1 of 51: Chevrolet’s All-American sports car debuted in 1953 as a 2-seat convertible powered by a 6-cylinder engine, and Corvette continues to this day in the Chevy lineup as a high-performance sports car that challenges the top exotics of the world. Now in its seventh generation, the Corvette has evolved from a racy convertible to a race-toughened test bed conquering tracks around the world to a survivor of emissions regulations of the 1970s — emerging as one of the top performance cars of all time. In recent news, Chevrolet has confirmed the reveal of the all-new eighth-generation Corvette will take place on July 18, 2019. Let’s take a look at the history of Corvette, from that original convertible to today’s top performance models.

All American

Chevrolet’s All-American sports car debuted in 1953 as a 2-seat convertible powered by a 6-cylinder engine, and Corvette continues to this day in the Chevy lineup as a high-performance sports car that challenges the top exotics of the world. Now Chevrolet has introduced the eighth generation of the legendary Vette — a mid-engine design for the first time ever — continuing Corvette’s evolution from a racy convertible to a race-toughened test bed conquering tracks around the world to a survivor of emissions regulations of the 1970s, emerging as one of the top performance cars of all time. Enjoy this quick bit of Vette history, from that original convertible to today’s all-new C8 Corvette.

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