For those who are avid fans of big American sports cars, here is one event you will definitely want to see because of one car display.
The new Chevrolet Stingray was on display at the Chevy Motorama at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall. The Motorama, which showcases all of the cars that Chevy has in its line-up ran from November 22-28. It is an annual show staged by The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country.
The Corvette is the world’s longest running continuously produced sports car and the best-selling sports car in America, commanding a third of the segment. Corvette’s legacy was forged in 1953 when it was introduced at the General Motors Motorama show in New York City.
The Corvette wasn’t born an icon, however. It earned its reputation as America’s sports car through decades of continual refinement and engineering advancements.
The 2018 Corvette Stingray is the latest iteration of the award-winning seventh generation of the car. Each has been defined by all-new or significantly revised design, architecture and technology features – including powertrain and chassis/suspension technologies – that have helped Corvette maintain its position as the best-selling premium sports car in America.
All, however, have shared unique elements:
▪ All Corvettes have been two-seat sports cars with a front engine driving the rear wheels, and a long dash-to-axle proportion that enhances its powerful look
▪ Corvettes have always featured bodies made of composite materials, from fiberglass on the first cars in 1953 to lighter, more advanced composites – including carbon fiber – today
▪ The small-block V-8 has been the standard engine in the Corvette for 57 of its 65 years
▪ Corvette has been a test-bed for new technologies that migrate to other GM vehicles.
It was on January 17, 1953, that the fiberglass-bodied Corvette concept car was introduced at the General Motors Motorama exposition at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.