A farewell to the front-engine Corvette on Route 66 – Benjamin Preston @Hagerty

Only a month remains before Chevrolet pulls back the curtain on its long-awaited mid-engine Corvette. It will mark the first time since the Corvette’s 1953 debut that it was anything but a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-seater, even if the mid-engine design has been in the workssince Zora Arkus-Duntov began testing the first layout of the design in the late-’50s. For everyone who cares about Corvettes, this is a big deal.

route-66-pontiac-illinois-mural

To celebrate the last of these glorious high-tech fossils, I set out on a journey across another of America’s bygone icons: historic Route 66. Behind the wheel of a 2019 Corvette Grand Sport, I motored from Chicago to L.A. on a road that doesn’t really exist anymore, in a car that almost doesn’t.

2019-chevrolet-corvette-grand-sport-4-760x402

Read the rest of the article here



Categories: 2019, Chevrolet, Corvette, Hagerty, Route 66

Tags: , , , , ,

1 reply

Trackbacks

  1. Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette - Kurt Ernst @Hemmings – Automotive American

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: