Since 1953 Corvette has set itself apart from the competition thanks to its cars’ high-performance features. This American icon has evolved and there are many editions, models, concepts, and even custom vehicles. Let’s look at some of the Corvette models.
C1 Corvette (1953 – 1962)
In this series, Corvette introduces 10 models to the market, ranging from Corvette 53, a conceptual and elegant model designed by Harley J. Earl to the Corvette 57. With the latter, General Motors only registered small sales and decided to turn it into a sports car.
It was only after creating the Corvette 62 model with the help of a great engineering team that they managed to define the Corvette as a car to compete in races. Thus, becoming an American classic.
C2 Corvette (1963-1967)
During these 5 years, the Corvette concept improved even more both in the mechanics of the car and in its technology. Each C2 model performed better on the track. Although in 1967 General Motors decided to introduce the “Camaro” model to the market, this did nothing to hinder competition.
Chevrolet knew that it had to compete with its most direct rival: Ford Motors.
C3 Corvette (1968 – 1982)
Fifteen years of revolutions and difficulties that were overcome. Corvette had to go from lead fuel to unleaded fuel in this series. If this wasn’t enough, they went through an economic crisis and still survived, joining the new technologies that were increasingly popular. Production and profits increased greatly in this period.
C4 Corvette (1984 – 1996)
During these twelve years, Corvette received criticism for not being at the forefront of its competitors. There were no significant changes in the models until the early 90s when Corvette was once again called “The King of the Hill”.
More remains to be seen but it is good to point out that Corvette has struggled to fit into American hearts and although it had done so in previous years, it was strong to fight with its competitors.