It’s been 5 years since we first saw the current generation Corvette, and I’m sure for most, there is still the lingering question of how to keep this hometown legend from losing its cool. Unless you live under a rock, you might remember the C7’s tumultuous early run, in that these Corvettes struggled to stay within safe engine temperatures, but they’ve come a long way since then. We wanted to see how much further we could go.
We’ve all seen wildlife documentaries. David Attenborough delicately narrating as the mighty lion sits slumped in the savanna surrounded by potential prey, but he’s just too hot to move. The same scene can be witnessed in the sweltering tarmac savanna here on American soil with the C7. Plenty of open space to run, the other beasts scatter at the sound of the ‘Vette’s deafening roar, yet it sprawls out in the pit, panting and trying to catch its breath.
The automotive industry is like a man-made animal kingdom. Manufacturers design and build these mechanical beasts for their specific purpose in this petrol-powered jungle. Just like any ecosystem, these vehicles can either peacefully cohabitate or evolve to either evade or run down their competitors. Some live on to become majestic beasts while others go extinct. Thanks to our inherent love for speed, the Corvette has stuck around since its inception and is now on its seventh and pushing an eighth generation. While the Corvette might be an old timer, especially in the realm of sports cars, this spry … Continue Reading ››
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