Happy Belated Birthday To The Chevrolet Corvette!3
We’d like to take a brief moment to wish a Happy (belated) Birthday to the Corvette.
“America’s Sports Car” turned 62 on June 29th and we’d just like to take a moment to congratulate the boulevard cruiser-turned-super-car-eater on more than six decades of prosperous existence, and being America’s best-selling two-seat sports car in the process.
Happy Birthday to all the Z06 Corvettes, ZR-1 Corvettes, split-window coupes, Stingray Corvettes, and special editions out there – we honestly couldn’t picture the automotive landscape without you.
We had a chance to sample a Stingray on track last year and that experience solidified what we already knew about the seventh iteration of the national icon– few other cars on the planet offer the same thrills for the money.
But just to be clear, we’d still love to see an even faster, possibly mid-engine Corvette sometime in the future. The company already has the ‘Zora’ name in the bag… what’s the hold up?
In the spirit of all things Corvette, we’d like find out a bit more about which of them you love best, worst, and what you’d like to see next:
1) What’s your favorite Corvette (generation and model) of all time and why?
2) What’s your least favorite Corvette of all time and why?
3) If you we’re Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, what would be your next move? A mid-engined ‘Zora’ Corvette? A new variant to the current model? Would you spin-off the brand into its own division?
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My favorite corvette is the 1963 split window coupe, because it is a one of a kind, my least favorite is the 1984 because well just because, and I currently own a 2015 Z51 coupe and I just love it so it tops the list. Love your web site. Thanks Bill Gude
Now, can the GM engineers offer a non Z07 package that can actually top over 200 mph and also attain 0-150 mph in about 14 seconds with the current engine please.
The Corvette should always be GM’s most track capable vehicle, but still the quickest and the fastest overall.