Corvette Stingray

The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car

Author: Larry Edsall

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627881352

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7351


DIVFor the Corvette enthusiast, there is no greater source of speculation, pent-up excitement, and anticipation than the pending introduction of a new-generation ’Vette. Since unveiling the original American sports car in 1953, GM has upped the ante with each successive model and along the way, the Corvette has evolved from 6-cylinder boulevard cruiser to street racer to Le Mans winner to world-class sports car. Sixty years of constant refinement have ensured that the next-generation Corvette will give its global competitors a strong run for their money./divDIV /divDIVFor the making of Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America's Sports Car, GM granted author Larry Edsall exclusive access to engineers, designers, and other Corvette team members, as well as its own photographic archives, to create the complete inside story of this top-notch sports car. The seventh-generation Corvette (C7) again raises the bar, not only for outright performance but also for performance-for-dollar. Capable of running with—and in many cases outclassing—the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, and other European legends, Chevy's newest Corvette delivers the goods with a new look and even more performance technology. With more than 300 historical and behind-the-scenes photographs that take you as close to the car as you can get without sitting behind the wheel, Corvette Stingray is a must-own book for any serious gearhead—whether you're a long-time ’Vette junkie, a sports car devotee, or simply an admirer of beautiful machines./div


Seven Generations of American High Performance

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346631

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

View: 8155


The complete history of America's original sports car.

Marketing Strategy, Loose-Leaf Version

Author: O. C. Ferrell,Thomas W. Speh

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337296511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

View: 982


Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete Book of Corvette - Revised & Updated

Every Model Since 1953

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760345740

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 2362


The ultimate book for Corvette lovers and fans of America’s premier high-performance vehicle. Since the release of the first Corvette in 1953, Chevrolet’s flagship sports car has become a timeless part of American culture and a household name across the globe. No matter the model or year, one can instantly pick out a ’Vette—from the four chrome-ringed headlamps of the late-1950s models to the sharp edges of the 1960s Sting Ray, the signature curved wheel-well moldings on 1970s bodies, and up to the aggressive aerodynamics of the Corvette C6. But while all are undeniably beautiful machines, none approach the astonishing technology packed into Chevrolet’s latest: the seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, which marks the historic resurgence of the Stingray badge for the first time since the mid-1970s. In The Complete Book of Corvette, American automotive expert Mike Mueller details all of the generations, offering the definitive, all-encompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of Corvette history. Created in cooperation with General Motors and illustrated with 500 color and black-and-white photos from GM’s exclusive Design and Media Archives, the book highlights the development, tech specs, and visual prowess of the entire Corvette line. From that first 1953 ’Vette to the brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray—the triumphant culmination of Chevrolet’s longstanding sports car expertise—The Complete Book of Corvette pays tribute to one of America’s proudest sports car traditions and the innovative company behind it.

Strategic Reinvention in Popular Culture

The Encore Impulse

Author: Richard Pfefferman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 1205


Not all original works invoke the encore impulse in their audiences. Those that do generally spawn replications - sequels, spin-offs, or re-makes. This book presents a theory of why some replications succeed and others fail across genres and media.

Art of the Corvette

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760346402

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 539


America's original - and long considered its best - sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette is fast, sexy, sleek, sublime. The legacy of the Corvette is matched only by its beauty, captured here like never before. Art of the Corvette profiles two dozen Corvettes from all seven generations, beginning with the first 1953 Blue Flame Six Corvette and concluding with the return of an icon, the stunning 2014 Corvette Stingray. Using a unique style of portraiture known as light-painting, acclaimed photographers Randy Leffingwell and Tom Loeser present the most recognizable, unique, and historic Corvettes ever produced. From the chrome-lined grilles of the 1953 Roadster and sexy curves of the first C3s to the aggressive snarl of the 2012 ZR1 and the bold, blunt powerhouse of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, all are presented in breathtaking color and detail. Rare and one-off cars abound as well, like the 1963 Z06 Sting Ray and one of only a handful of 1967 L88 convertibles. With an authoritative text by Leffingwell, one of the world's leading Corvette historians, and over 200 stunning photographs, Art of the Corvette presents this landmark of American automotive engineering and design, the Chevrolet Corvette, as never before seen. Some of the vehicles you'll find inside include: 1953 Corvette - 1963 Sting Ray Z06 coupe - 1966 Sting Ray L72 coupe - 1969 L71 convertible - 1978 Indy Pace Car - 1989 convertible - 1996 Grand Sport coupe - 2003 50th anniversary convertible - 2012 ZR1 coupe - 2014 C7 Stingray coupe

The History of Corvettes

Author: Seth Kingston

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1538343371

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3734


Treat your readers to a riveting look at a classic car. The Chevrolet Corvette is commonly called America's sports car. In 1953, Chevrolet introduced the first generation of the Corvette, the C1, at the Motorama display at the New York Auto Show. Corvettes have participated in racing since 1960, when three C-1s were entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, the Corvette is in its seventh generation and is produced in a number of different packages. Since 1978, these beautiful automobiles have been pace cars for the Indianapolis 500 14 times. Throughout the years, the Corvette has been a symbol of American craftsmanship and has beaten its European rivals in a number of ways.