A question Corvette fans love to answer is "what is a Corvette anyway?" Sure, some people do not know that a "corvette" was a seaworthy vessel used during World War II.
To access a full history of this class of vessel, and to begin to understand why the car would be named after an efficient vessel that was fleet of foot, visit the encyclopedia.
Another great thing about the National Corvette Museum is that they have this remarkable model of a corvette. It’s not difficult to see how it inspired the name of our favorite sports car.