Corvette Sports Cars

Originally a concept car designed to compete with the sedans of the 1950s, the Corvette hit production lines in 1953 and been a powerhouse ever since. Learn about this beloved classic car through the ages.


With about a year to go, we're getting a better picture of what the 2014 Corvette might look like. So, what do we think we know about the C7?

The Corvette is an American icon, and the 2009 ZR1 is the most innovative yet. Chevrolet developed it to take on supercars made by Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, and it goes on sale this fall.

The 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427 had a powerful engine, surpassing most others. It was offered with 390 and 400 horsepower, plus a 435-horsepower version for less civilized types. Find a profile and pictures of the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427.

The 1968-1972 Chevrolet Corvette had bold new styling but was criticized for poor workmanship. More compromise went into the design of this car and that left Corvette enthusiasts unhappy with the performance. Get vital details on the fifth-generation Corvettes.

The 2005 Corvette C6 made great advances over the C5 in performance style and refinement and was quickly hailed as the best Corvette ever. Learn more about the latest generation of Corvettes.

From its start as one of the first American sports cars to today, the Corvette never failed to impress. Few automobiles stir as much passion in their owners and fans as the Chevrolet Corvette. See pictures that trace Corvette’s history.

The 1997 Corvette featured a fresh and sophisticated new design that was a favorite with buyers and reviewers. The redesigned Corvette sported a new all-aluminum 350-cid LS1 V-8 that produced 345-bhp. Discover the fifth generation Corvette.

In 1998 Corvette bowed the C5 convertible which sported all the great C5 design and engineering features. The new convertible sported the first external trunk lid on an open-air Corvette in 36 years. Follow the development of the C5 Corvette.

The 1999 Corvette expanded Chevy's line of powerful sports cars with the introduction of a notchback hardtop coupe. The hardtop's beefier structure made its body 12 percent more rigid than the coupe. Learn more about the C5 Corvettes.

The 2000 Corvette featured minor changes such as a Z51 Performance Handling Package to boost stability and comfort. The result was an increase in sales. Learn more about the 2000 Corvette.

The 2001 Corvette muscled up with the addition of the Z06 equipped with a newly engineered powerplant called the LS6 making it an enthusiast�s delight. Follow the development of the fifth generation of Corvette cars.

The 2002 Corvette featured improved horsepower torque and a lighter transmission case. These improvements came about as a result of modifications to make the LS6 breathe more freely. Follow the improvements to the fifth generation of Corvettes.

The 2003 Corvette gained a host of standard features. Created to mark the Corvette's first half-century of production, Chevrolet offered a 50th Anniversary Special Edition 2003 Corvette. Learn more.

The 2004 Corvette was the last model in the C5 generation. Corvette marked the occasion by issuing special Commemorative Editions which featured LeMans Blue paint as well as special badges inside and out. Learn more.

The 1988 Corvette featured important upgrades to the engine and chassis. Buyers also had a option of 16 or 17 inch wheels. Learn about the great new features on this classic 35th anniversary Corvette.

The 1989 Corvette boasted 17-inch wheels and a removable hardtop option for the convertible. It included an electrically heated rear window and fit earlier rag-roof C4s. Learn more about this classic Corvette.

The 1990 Corvette provided not only a smooth ride but improved safety features such as an airbag and better anti-lock brakes. The base engine also received a slight bump up to 245-bhp. Learn more.

The 1991 Corvette boasted a sleeker look and minor technological updates but faced a declining market. ZR-1 sales fell by a third for 1991, down to 2,044 units. Learn more about the 1991 Corvette.

The 1992 Corvette featured a more powerful engine and improved traction control. IT was equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 that produced 300-bhp at 5,000 rpm. Follow the progression of the fourth generation of Corvettes.

The 1993 Corvette offered several new options including passive keyless entry and a 40th Anniversary package. Power was also pushed up to 405-bhp. Learn more about the 1993 Corvette.

The 1994 Corvette offered a silky ride thanks to improvements in fuel injection and ignition systems. Run-flat tires were also newly added to the options list for 1994 .Learn more about the 1994 Corvette.

The 1995 Corvette made few changes from the previous year but continued to be a favorite with fans and reviewers. The Corvette Indy Pace Car replica was also offered to buyers. Learn more about this Corvette.

The 1996 Corvette was last in the C4 generation and offered two special models the Grand Sport and Collectors Edition. Orders for the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport totaled exactly 1,000. Learn more about these cars.

The 1981 Corvette featured a more user-friendly interior and a Computer Command Control to reduce fuel consumption. The Corvette also lost a few more pounds but gained a revised rear suspension. Learn about the 1981 Corvette.

When the last of the 1982 Corvettes were built production since 1968 totaled a smashing 542,861 units. It came standard with an automatic transmission and 10 extra horsepower from the previous year. Learn more about the 1982 Corvette here.

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