The latest generation Corvette, introduced in 2014, revived the Stingray name and the world went a little bonkers. Some felt that the complete redesign looked a little too Ferrari, while others bemoaned the new rear fascia. However, all agreed that the 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood stayed true to the ‘Vette’s two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sportscar roots.
Introduced in 1953 with a six-cylinder engine and a two-speed automatic transmission, the Corvette didn’t really become a true sports car until three years later. GM equipped the ‘Vette with a small block V8 and a three-speed manual transmission and raced it in 1956 and 1957 at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Although GM didn’t have a very successful campaign those years, it set the stage for the sports car we know today.