On January 17, 1953, the fiberglass-bodied Corvette concept car was introduced at the General Motors Motorama exposition at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
65 years later, the Corvette is making another debut at a Motorama show.
As the bowtie brand celebrates the Corvette’s 65-year legacy of design, performance, and technology, the iconic supercar is making its first Philippine appearance at the Chevrolet Motorama 2018 on November 22-28, 2018 at SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
The Motorama is an annual show staged by The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country.
Corvette is the world’s longest running continuously produced sports car and the best-selling sports car in America, commanding a third of the segment. Corvette’s legacy was forged in 1953 when it was introduced at the General Motors Motorama show in New York City. The Corvette wasn’t born an icon, however. It earned its reputation as America’s sports car through decades of continual refinement and engineering advancements.
The 2018 Corvette Stingray is the latest iteration of the award-winning seventh generation of the car. Each has been defined by all-new or significantly revised design, architecture and technology features – including powertrain and chassis/suspension technologies – that have helped Corvette maintain its position as the best-selling premium sports car in America. All, however, have shared unique elements:
· All Corvettes have been two-seat sports cars with a front engine driving the rear wheels, and a long dash-to-axle proportion that enhances its powerful look
· Corvettes have always featured bodies made of composite materials, from fiberglass on the first cars in 1953 to lighter, more advanced composites – including carbon fiber – today
· The small-block V-8 has been the standard engine in the Corvette for 57 of its 65 years
· Corvette has been a test-bed for new technologies that migrate to other GM vehicles.
For nearly all of its history, Corvette’s design, performance and technology has been influenced by the lessons learned on the racetrack. It is a pillar of the development process established by Zora Arkus-Duntov, Corvette’s first chief engineer, through overt and covert racing initiatives, leading up to the factory-backed Corvette Racing program’s 2012 American Le Mans Series championship in the production-based GT class.
The much-awaited arrival of the Corvette in the Philippines was announced by TCCCI earlier this year.
Catch the Corvette Stingray at Chevrolet Motorama 2018 from November 22-28, 2018 at SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
The Chevrolet Motorama 2018 is powered by Caltex.
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