Chevyas Corvette is without question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its introduction at GMas Motorama, Corvettes have been favorites for fans and drivers in a wide variety of racing venues, including endurance events, hillclimbs, Trans-Am, drag racing, and GT Racing. For six decades, Corvettes have battled and defeated some of the the biggest names in the sports car worldaFerrari, Porsche, Cobra, Jaguaraat storied road courses like Le Mans, Daytona, the NA¼rburgring, Sebring, and Laguna Seca. Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have been put to the test as racing machines. Noted automotive writer and renowned artist David Kimble delves deep into Vetteas on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GMas media and design archives and complemented by Kimbleas own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvetteas nearly 60 years of competition.Like the Porsche 928a#39;s chassis, the Corvettea#39;s 4.5-liter single overhead cam V-8 engine and 5-speed manual transmission set some benchmarks for the new Corvette. The feature that would have done helped the most in the struggle for poweranbsp;...
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