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What Are Chevy’s Most Significant Performance Cars?

Posted in Chevrolet, Design, Detroit, Horsepower, Videos by Kurt Ernst | August 18th, 2011 | 1 Response |

When you’ve got 100 years of history to choose from, it’s hard to pick just six cars as the “most significant” performance cars you’ve ever built. GM’s Dr. Jamie Meyer gives it a shot in this video tour of the GM Heritage Center, picking just six cars as “most significant,” although not necessarily the fastest or best-handling. I’d take any of the six cars highlighted in the video below, but if I had my choice of any one, It’d be the 1963 Corvette.

If you’ve driven a Corvette from that era, you know just how crude and punishing the cars were. They went like hell in a straight line, assuming you could get the skinny rear tires to bite, but handling and braking were nowhere near as good as we’ve come to expect today (and yes, I learned that lesson the hard way in a 1965 Corvette Roadster).

In honor of this week’s Woodward Dream Cruise, enjoy the video below.

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  1. Canrith says:

    Add an L88, and the Z06 to the cars in the video and I think that it is summed up pretty nicely.