Chevrolet Corvette Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

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The best-selling luxury performance car in the U.S., the Chevrolet Corvette , has finally been inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame after six decades of proving what it can do on the track. The induction is a great birthday present for the Corvette, since 2013 marks its 60th anniversary .

Corvette first competed at Sebring in 1956, and 231 Corvettes have since competed in the Twelve Hours of Sebring race. Corvette has racked up an impressive 24 class wins in this legendary race, with seven of these won by Corvette Racing, the most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans Series. In Sunday’s 60th anniversary race, Corvette Racing placed second and third in the GT Class.

“We are thrilled that Sebring has recognized the success of the Corvette on the race track by inducting it into the hall of fame,” said Russ Clark, Chevrolet marketing director for Performance Cars.

“Even more important than the awards and race wins are the benefits to our production vehicles as a result of our racing programs,” said Clark. “We have been successful at transferring racing technology to the street, especially in our high-performance vehicles such as the Corvette ZR1 , Z06 and our carbon fiber models, including aerodynamic, powertrain, chassis, braking, safety and design features.”


13 comments:

This is simply amazing! Chevrolet really is raking in awards!

@pepito cuervo, these cars after six decades really deserve to be a hall of famer. It brought pride to their company and put the Chevrolet in one of the best car companies in the world. 

This should be done before. The six decades of racing and winning on the tracks is more than enough to give them this kind of recognition. 

I think people are forgetting its purpose and performance. I’m positive that Chevrolet totally deserves this.

They deserve this for being a spectacular innovation. Congratulations to them!

Cheers to Chevrolet! On the other hand, Corvette is still unattractive to me.

Chevrolet worked more on its engine rather than its exterior. I may not particularly like this, but it has honestly astonished me.

LOL @NMGOM CALM DOWN. Can you at least praise its cause? And with this, they have showcased how they’re worth the recognition.

WOW! You guys truly won the hearts of the crowd not only by giving them a good show and performance, but by proving yourselves as the best. Congratulations!

They really gave their best performance. Congratulations on your team for being a hall of famer.

Congratulations to the Chevrolet family. smiley On the contrary, I actually don’t like how this looks. It seems another sloppy paint job to me.

Although I don’t really like its style, I guess it’s popular among others. On the other hand, I love how it performed! It’s truly worthy of recognition because of its features and capabilities.

Yes, Corvette has earned its privilege to be inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame after all these years based on its improvements. But this article is nonetheless replete with distortions.
1) A "luxury performance" car? Please. That’s just marketing jargon made up by the Chevy people. There is little about a Corvette that anyone who knows decent sports cars would ever consider "luxury". A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a luxury performance car; a Lamborghini Aventador is a luxury performance car; the new Porsche 911 (991 series) is a luxury performance car. A Corvette is just a good capability “performance” sports car.
2) Best Selling? Measured by what? In both 2010 and 2011, Porsche sports cars (as a group) outsold all Corvettes (as a group) in America. We need not even mention how many new Corvettes were sold “in the other guy’s country” (Germany) in 2010 and 2011. Hint: that number can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Check them yourself.
3) ALMS podium at the 12 hours of Sebring? It’s more like “the other guys” wiped out, leaving Corvettes as the only cars remaining. Oliver Beretta in a Ferrari 458 tried to undertake Joey Hand in a BMW M3 on the last lap; the Ferrari could not recover quickly from its excursion onto the grass, or it would have been #2, behind Hand’s BMW as #1. And if Bill Auberlen did not incur a penalty lap for passing on the turn 17 Caution in the first lap, it is likely his BMW M3 or another Ferrari would have been #3. This was hardly a “clean”, well-fought podium status for Corvette.

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