Chevrolet Corvette 1957 red/white
The responsive 1957 Corvette reflected the engineering efforts of the legendary Zora Arkus-Duntov.

This sleek automobile was available with a sensational ramjet fuel injection system, positraction, and a close-ratio fourspeed transmission. With these components, the first high performance Corvette had been born. The potent 283 cubic inch engine produced a phenomenal 283 horsepower, and was capable of propelling this impressive machine through the quarter mile in 14.2 seconds. The synchromesh Borg-Warner gearbox had appeared on the factory backed competition Corvettes, and proved to be a popular option with Corvette enthusiasts. The 1957 Corvette benefited from the same suspension modifications that significantly improved the handling of the 1956 model.
The 1957 Corvette is recognized as one of the finest all around sports cars, ever created. This amazing automobile offered spirited performance and handling previously unknown to the sports car enthusiast. As opposed to its European counterparts, this Corvette was enjoyable to drive throughout the year. This fine automobile stands as a milestone in modern sports car development

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