Chevrolet Corvette

A Brief History of the Chevrolet Corvette

By Christian Seabaugh MotorTrend

Everything you need to know about the Chevy Corvette.

Countless barrels of ink have been spilled and many dozen forests of trees have been felled telling the tale of all eight generations of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette. We’re as guilty—if not more so—as anyone. But let’s say you only have a passing interest in the history of America’s sports car but not the time to read a book or scan Hot Rod‘s in-depth C1-C7 generation breakdowns. That’s where we come in. You have Shift Talkers to watch, and I have a short attention span—so here’s the history of the Chevrolet Corvette.

From the first-generation C1 in 1953, through the current eighth-generation C8 that launched last year, here’s everything you need and nothing (hopefully) you don’t.

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