Title: The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model ...
Book Condition: New
Num Pages: 304 pages, 450 color & 50 b/w photos. BIC Classification: WGCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 311 x 261 x 30. Weight in Grams: 2086. . 2014. Rev Upd. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780760345740
Synopsis: 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.
The Complete Book of Corvette
Form truly followed function as each aesthetically pleasing crease and scoop played its part to make the 2014 Stingray the slickest, most slippery ?Vette yet. ?Every square inch of the 2014 Corvette?s exterior is designed to enhance high-performance driving,? claimed exterior design manager Kirk Bennion. ?The team delivered a great balance of low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability?all in a sculpted design that excites in all the ways that a Corvette has for six decades. ?Upgrading the cockpit was a prime goal with the 2014 Stingray. Prototypes were disguised to keep prying public eyes at bay when the car was tested on the street. Every aspect of the 2014 Stingray was designed for aesthetic beauty and high-speed performance. A preproduction Stingray coupe became the 12th Corvette to pace the Indy 500 in May 2013. The finalized Stingray design was first sculpted into a full-size clay model. 300 GM designers from around the world submitted their vision of the 2014 Stingray.
What a long, strange trip it?s been. Nearly cancelled a few years after its birth, rumored near death or dilution more than one time since, Chevy?s fantastic, plastic two-seater is rolling on more confidently than ever, this after six distinct generations of development.
2014 Corvette Stingray
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