Corvette. That iconic nameplate represents more than 60 years of American sports coupe performance. Over that impressive span of time, the Chevrolet Corvette has taken on many forms, from a mild six-cylinder roadster in its early days, to a full-on muscle car in the 1960s, to a modern sports car from the ’80s onward. Each generation has moved the quality needle progressively upward, and special edition models have pushed the envelope for performance and power. The release of the all-new C7 generation of Corvette in 2013, which marked the arrival of the most capable Stingray to ever land in showrooms, was a hint of what was to arrive a year later – the 2015 Corvette Z06.
Hype surrounding the Z06, which was introduced this year and is sure to be a classic, started a discussion with our team about what other models of Corvette have been significant. After running out of fingers to count them, we called up an expert — Marshall Flancher, editor of Vettenvestments.com — to settle the score.
Here is our well-researched list of the Top 10 Most Iconic High-Performance Corvettes.