I’ve always been a fan of the Chevy Corvette, probably because when I became more aware of cars as a teenager in the late 60’s early 70’s, the Corvette Stingray was one of the coolest cars on the road.
At the time I wasn’t aware of the technical side of the cars, but when I look back, the engines they used in such small cars like the 350 cu inch, 5.7 litre small block V8 or even better the 427 cu inch 7.0 litre big block V8 were amazing and it’s no wonder the general reviews at the time were that the Corvettes were great in straight lines,
although corners sometimes caused issues!
The first production Chevrolet Corvette, the C1 was rushed into production, just six months after it created enthusiastic public reaction as a concept car at the 1953 General Motors Motorama, and although it didn’t initially live up to expectations, General Motors persevered, and it became incredibly popular around 1963 when the
first Corvette Stingray was released. Interestingly prior to the Stingray, they were seriously considering the Corvette to become a rear engine vehicle.
Roll the clock forward half a century and the latest Chevy Corvette, the Z6, will hit our shores later this year, with the good news being they will be factory built right hand drive. This new Corvette is certainly an amazing looking car, and all indications are that the performance matches most other supercars on the market, however it’s
reported to be priced around $250,000, which is way cheaper than other supercars and would have to be regarded as good bang for the bucks.
This carsales article looks at the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and if you have 41 minutes to spare, click on the link within the article to the Corvette Films, ‘Putting the World on Notice – the all new 2023 Corvette Z09’, it’s a great insight into the creation of what looks like being an amazing All-American Supercar.