Chevrolet Corvette: A brief history in zero-to-60-MPH acceleration

Chevrolet Corvette: A brief history in zero-to-60-MPH acceleration

The Chevrolet Corvette has been around since 1953 and is synonymous with American culture like the denim jeans on a country music group. For almost 70 years the Corvette has offered quick performance at a price affordable enough to best its European. The Corvette has changed extensively over the years, and there’s no better example of this than the mid-engine 2020 Corvette.

Flip through to compare numbers from 1955 when the Corvette was powered by a V-8 for the first time, to today when its beloved V-8 powertrain was moved behind the seats. Here’s a sampling of the quickest zero-to-60-mph* times of each generation that follows the evolution of the Vette through the years.

*Acceleration times using 3-mph rollout, not our current rollout standard of 1 foot with the exception of the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Continue reading in the gallery above

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