How cool is the Corvette

The 1953 GM Motorama car show - The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced at the 1953 GM Motorama car show, held at New York's plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Harley Jarvis Earl (1893–1969) -
The original designer of the Corvette was Harley J. Earl, who was also vice-president for General Motors Corporation from 1927 to 1959. 

First generation -
The first-generation (C1) Chevrolet Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. 

Ingredients -
Essentially, it's made with tea, sugar, and a colony of yeast and bacteria in the form of a scoby. 

The 1954 model year -
Among the celebrity buyers of the 1954 Chevy Corvette was Italian actress Sophia Loren, pictured here. 

The Sting Ray -
The 1963 model year saw Chevrolet introduce the Corvette Sting Ray. 

1968–1971 -
Introduced for the 1968 model year and in production until 1982, C3 coupés featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels.

The Corvette in the 1970s -
The Corvette's power began to fall in 1973 as octane requirements were reduced in preparation for the move to unleaded fuel. 

25th anniversary -
The Corvette turned 25 in 1978. To mark the anniversary, Chevrolet equipped that year's model with a new fastback rear end.

Fourth generation -
In 1981 Chevrolet relocated to a new production facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the old Saint Louis, Missouri, plant was formally brought offline.

Corvette ZR 1 and the 1990s - In 1990, the ZR1 option Corvette (pictured) was introduced. In July 1991 the one-millionth Corvette rolled off the assembly line at Bowling Green. 

Corvette Z06 -
Chevy's Z06 model, which made its debut in 2001, replaced the fixed-roof coupé model as the highest performance C5 Corvette.

Seeing the light -  Chevrolet's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette became the first model in four decades to ditch retractable headlights in favor of fixed units. 

The Z06 re-emerges -
The new Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005. The Z06 could reach 95.5 km/h (60 mph) in just 3.4 seconds! 

Corvette Grand Sport -
Replacing the previous Z51 package, Chevy's Grand Sport returned to the Corvette lineup in 2010.

Z06 re-introduced -
Boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 650 horsepower, the Corvette Z06 made a welcome return in 2015.

New beginnings -
The eighth-generation (C8) 2020 Corvette is the first production Corvette to have a rear mid-engine configuration.

Corvette C8 Z06 -
Chevrolet's Corvette C8 Z06 is expected to debut in the 2023 model year, offered in coupé and convertible body styles. 

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