Corvette One of Forbes’ All-American Sports Cars

The recently retired automotive editor of Popular Mechanics, Don Chaikin, explains that if you look up "All-American sports car" in the dictionary, there’s a picture of only one set of wheels.   "To me, it’s the Corvette," he says. "The classic definition is, it’s got to be front-engine, rear-wheel drive. It has to have a V8, and it has to have a true dual exhaust. It has to have two doors and two seats, and it can’t be a sports coupe."

Forbes Magazine recently released their list of "ten all-American sports cars", and of course, Corvette is there.  Other GM products joining the Vette were 2009 Camaro, Cadillac XLR-V, Solstice GXP, Sky Red line.  The remaining five were: 2008 Challenger, Viper SRT10, Shelby GT, Saleen S7, and Panoz Esperante.  As Chaikin would demand, they are all convertibles.

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4 Responses to Corvette One of Forbes’ All-American Sports Cars

  1. ANGEL DELIZ says:

    There is no other car that can compare!

  2. David says:

    What year did the whole nose tilt forward on the C5 generation of Corvette?


  3. Bill says:

    That is certainly the view of the authors of Corvette Blog!

  4. Bill says:

    Regarding the tilting nose: all C4 Corvettes (years 1984-1996) had a front hood that tilted forward. So much of the front part of the body opened up that the owner could sit on the top of the tire!

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