The first Chevrolet Corvette was produced in 1953, a pretty two-seater sports car with a powerful engine under the bonnet. Compared to contemporary supercars, the Corvette has always been a bit of a bargain - and the more modern models have got some serious performance to back them up as well. In fact, the current Corvette Stingray introduced in 2014 is a fantastic car that outperforms almost everything else in its price bracket.
You don’t buy a car like this unless you like to be noticed, so the Corvette Stingray is unashamedly brash to look at. It retains similar proportions to its predecessor, the C6, with a long bonnet stretching out in front of the driver, a low, wide stance and short rear overhang.
The Corvette’s 460bhp 6.2-litre V8 means a savage turn of pace, plus an epic noise on full throttle - helped on by the four trumpet-like exhaust pipes on the back. If you’re feeling brave, the traction control can be switched off completely, letting you pull flamboyant tail slides wherever the track allows.
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