Corvette Racing

Corvette Racing

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Chevya€™s Corvette is without question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its introduction at GMa€™s 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 worlda€”Ferrari, Porsche, Cobra, Jaguara€”at 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 Vettea€™s on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GMa€™s media and design archives and complemented by Kimblea€™s own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvettea€™s nearly 60 years of competition.After becoming Roush Protofab between 1983 and 1985, they didna#39;t build another Corvette racing car until 1987, and a ... What the journalists saw were preproduction 1989 ZR-1s that, like the 1983 Corvettes, were built on the Bowling Green assembly line but never released for sale. ... selective ride control, Bilstein shocks, and a six-speed manual transmission rated at 450 ft/lb of torque, replacing theanbsp;...

Title:Corvette Racing
Author:David Kimble
Publisher:Motorbooks - 2013-01-25


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