The Chevrolet Corvette turns 60 this year! Since 1953 this speedy roadster has been cruising through American hearts. But a lot has changed since the first release. In fact at first glance, they dont seem to look anything alike but deep down there are a lot of similarities.
GM has put together this list to make sure that everyone driving a Corvette, old or new, knows that they are all part of a great tradition. Here are the five main features that get passed down from year to year.
1. Proportion Every Corvette has a similar proportion. A long hood that leads to a short tail, with a compact cockpit in-between is a distinctive feature. It may not look like it, but all corvettes have this body style
2. Dual Cockpit Inspired by the fighter jets of the 1950s, the wrap around cockpit has been part of the Corvettes iconic style since day one.
3. The Waterfall Effect The waterfall effect, speaks of
the part of the exterior body work that gushes into the passenger compartment between the back seats. Since its creation the waterfall has been revamped to help make the transition from outside to inside seamless.
4. The Tail Everyone knows about vette tail! This signature look has been around since day one!
5. The Bodyside Cove - Owners of a 1950 Corvette will see this as a chrome shaped spear on the side of the door, 2012 Corvette owners will see this spear shape reworked into an actual cove in the door.
60 years ago the Corvette was the cool car to be seen in, today nothing has changed. The Corvette still means cool, no matter what age or style.
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