The world’s longest-running continuously produced sports car – Chevrolet’s Corvette – turns 60 this month.
Launched at the General Motors Motorama show in New York in 1953, the Corvette has been America’s best-selling sports car, taking 33% of the sector's sales in its home market.
The model range runs from the C1 that was produced from 1953-’62 to the latest incarnation, the C7, which was launched yesterday at the Detroit Motor Show.
All share features that include a composite body, front-engine layout and a small-block V8 engine (for 57 of the model’s 60 years).
The latest machine will herald the rebirth of the Stingray name when it goes on sale later this year.