DIVFor the Corvette enthusiast, there is no greater source of speculation, pent-up excitement, and anticipation than the pending introduction of a new-generation aVette. Since unveiling the original American sports car in 1953, GM has upped the ante with each successive model and along the way, the Corvette has evolved from 6-cylinder boulevard cruiser to street racer to Le Mans winner to world-class sports car. Sixty years of constant refinement have ensured that the next-generation Corvette will give its global competitors a strong run for their money./divDIV /divDIVFor the making of Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car, GM granted author Larry Edsall exclusive access to engineers, designers, and other Corvette team members, as well as its own photographic archives, to create the complete inside story of this top-notch sports car. The seventh-generation Corvette (C7) again raises the bar, not only for outright performance but also for performance-for-dollar. Capable of running withaand in many cases outclassingathe likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, and other European legends, Chevy's newest Corvette delivers the goods with a new look and even more performance technology. With more than 300 historical and behind-the-scenes photographs that take you as close to the car as you can get without sitting behind the wheel, Corvette Stingray is a must-own book for any serious gearheadawhether you're a long-time aVette junkie, a sports car devotee, or simply an admirer of beautiful machines./divThus, by June I953, the first salable Corvettes began production in a section of a Chevrolet assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. ... still were parked in lots at the assembly plant instead of in the lots of Chevrolet dealerships or in ownersa#39; driveways. ... threespeed manual transmission. ... roll-up windowsa and with the V-8 engine now producing 210 horsepower, nearly 3, 500 Corvettes were built for I956.
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