Chevrolet Corvette history in pictures through the years
With Chevrolet Corvette, GM found the equilibrium between power and handling and created the longest produced sports car in the world. In this article we take a walk down the memory lane and remind ourselves of the Corvette’s glorious history and all the features that made the sports cars simply awesome.
After the initial introduction of the concept vehicle, C1 Corvette was met with boiling enthusiasm, but failed to live up to the customers’ expectations. However, what other car companies would deem a failure and bring to a halt, Chevrolet considered an opportunity to grow and explore, the best prove of which was the following six generations of Chevrolet Corvette.
In the 1960s, C2 Corvette stood out thanks to its radical styling and futuristic design. Praised not only for its looks, but also for power and performance, C2 won the award for Engineering Excellence and was number five on the list of the best sports cars of ‘60s.
The 1968 Corvette model was fairly controversial. Appearance-wise it followed the lines of its more popular sister, C2. However, critics agree that the production years, 14 in total, dragged on for too long without much action taking place making the model obsolete, if not tacky, at the end.
Since 1984, the year of its introduction, Chevrolet C4 Corvette was getting mixed reviews and was often disparaged while the earlier models were praised for their classic looks, and the newer ones for futuristic design solutions. Still, C4 stays a major milestone in the history of Chevrolet Corvette.
With its majorly improved handling and enhanced structural platform, Chevrolet Corvette C5 could hold a competition against any other sports car at the time. Its road to success and recognition was paved with numerous victories and otherwise outstanding results in races.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette coupé
Introduced in 2005, Chevrolet C6 Corvette is still considered, and quite fairly, something that the ideal sports car must look like by the critics. Clear lines, perfect aerodynamics backed up by excellent performance stays unmatched throughout the years.
С7 Corvette saw the world in 2013 and immediately took over hearts with its minimalist clean lines with a couple of intricate elements. Designers took into consideration every complaint the customers had about the previous model and created a car that conquers you with the exterior elegance and interior comfort and totally lives up to “Automobile of the year 2014”.