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I redesign the new 4Runner

Vettecademy Episode 4 - Designing a Car

3hrs | The 1970 XP-882

07.1 8 .19 1970 XP-882 April 2, 1970 was a notable day for Corvette fans, as the XP-882 mid-engine Corvette concept made a surprise appearance, wowing the crowds at the New York auto show. Even this early in the mid-engine Corvette story, such a model had already taken on mythical status among the faithful, and the XP-882’s drop-dead looks gave Corvette lovers everything they didn’t even know they wanted. And then some. Corvette lead engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov’s team started working on the XP-882 in 1968. Two prototypes were built around small-block Chevy engines, with plans for big-block power and eventually all-wheel drive. Zora had been playing with AWD since his experimental mid-engine CERV II racer. The styling group designed a new look that was crisp, edgy, and low-slung, yet it still looked like a Corvette. Despite fierce resistance from sales, styling, and engineering, Chevrolet general manager John Z. DeLorean canceled the XP-882 project in August 1969 to pur

7hrs | The Aerovette

07.1 8 .19 1976 Aerovette IMDCB

12hrs | AEROVETTE: Mid Engined Corvette Concept Car Exposed

13hrs | Aerovette

By 1976, the Chevrolet Corvette, once “America’s Sports Car,” had been well and truly neutered. The C3 Corvette launched in 1968 had started off well enough, with svelte chrome bumpers, curvaceous styling borrowed from 1965’s Mako Shark II concept, and a standard 300-hp, 327-cubic-inch V-8 engine. GM’s engineers had even developed a “for racing only” L88 engine: a 430-hp, 427-cubic-inch V-8 that many say was closer to a 500-hp, 500-lb-ft monster in reality. Alas, the times were changing and as the U.S. rolled into the 1970s, the performance car seemed to suddenly be under threat. Emissions regulations began to become more strenuous, causing automakers to detune their fire-breathing performance motors with weak compression ratios and milder cams and carburetors. Oil shortages were leading to high gas prices at the pump and Corvette buyers themselves were aging, resulting in increased demands for comfort and, for the first time ever, more automatic-transmission Corvettes being sold

14hrs | Aerovette | Corvette Show Car

15hrs | The GM Aerovette - A Mid-Engine Corvette

59 Corvette XP-87 Stingray Racer | WG

62 | 1962 Vette

Corvette: Reflections of the Stylemakers

Happy 65 Corvette!

Stingray Racer 1959 at Elkhart Lake

Aerovette | Corvette Show Car

Cadillac Cyclone concept was way ahead of it's time

Inside Bill Mitchell’s Secret Garage | Americarna

Art | Corvette Mako Shark II Concept Car

Moments | Design - GM-X Stiletto Concept Car

Corvette History - 1969 Stingray L71 427 Convertible (C3)

Corvette of the Day - Stingray L88 427 Coupe (C3)

Classics - Corvette Stingray L88 427 Convertible (C3)

Corvette Timeline?

by  Digitalcorvettes

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