The Chevrolet Corvette has been around in one form or another since 1953, when it was first introduced as the Briggs Cunningham Corvette and sold to sports car enthusiasts as a way to get their feet into the automotive industry. It didn’t take long before the Corvette brand was bought out by General Motors and turned into the high-performance American sports car we’ve come to know today, with over 7 million Corvettes produced to date.
1. The 2019 Corvette ZR1.
The 2019 ZR1.cervette has been in the works for years and finally it’s here. This is the fastest, most technologically advanced corvette ever made. With a top speed of 210 mph and a 0-60 time of 3 seconds, this is the car you want to get if you’re looking for speed.
2. The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible is the best convertible because it has a 6.2-liter engine with 425-horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, a seven-speed manual transmission, eight-piston front brake calipers, and carbon-ceramic brakes. It has a top speed at 205 miles per hour, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and has an 11.5 gallon fuel tank with EPA estimated 19 city/29 highway MPG.
3. The 2004 Commemorative Edition Corvette.
In 2004, the General Motors Corporation commemorated 100 years of the Chevrolet Corvette. To celebrate this milestone in American automotive history, they released a Commemorative Edition model that was an updated version of the 2003 50th Anniversary Stingray. The Commemorative Edition included a 454-horsepower LS6 V8 engine and a few other notable upgrades. These changes made it one of the most powerful Corvettes ever released up to that point in time.
4. The 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.
In 1996, the Grand Sport was designed as a racing version of the C4 Corvette. This model was not intended for production and only had a limited run, but it has become one of the most sought after Corvettes. The Grand Sport came with a 350-horsepower LT4 engine with front and rear stabilizer bars, wider tires and a choice between manual or automatic transmission.
5. The 1970 LT-1 Corvette.
The 1970 LT-1 Corvette was the first year for a big-block engine in a corvette. It had an aluminum intake manifold and cylinder heads which made it lighter than the previous 1968 models. The LT-1 was rated at 345 horsepower and was available with a four-speed manual gearbox or three speed automatic transmission. There are only 4,923 that were ever made, making it one of the rarest corvettes ever created.
6. The 1967 L88 Corvette.
The 1967 L88 Corvette is the best corvette of every generation. It’s built from an all aluminum body and powered by a 427 cubic inch V8 engine, making it one of the quickest cars in the world during that time. It also has aggressive styling, which is why it’s considered to be one of the most iconic Corvettes ever made.
7. The 1962 Corvette
Corvettes have a long and storied history, dating back to the first generation in 1953. This makes it hard to pick which one is the best Corvette of all time. Some say that the 1962 Corvette is the best because it’s easily recognizable for its wraparound windshield and rear window. Other people argue that the 2008 Corvette ZR1 is by far the best because it has an engine that produces 638 horsepower and tops out at 205 mph.