Since its introduction, the Corvette has captured the imaginations and fueled the passion ofAmerican automotive enthusiasts, racers, and drivers who share a common desire for a few simple ideas: quality in their vehicles, and horsepower under their hoods. Since the Motorama debut of the C1 concept car at the Waldorf Astoria in 1953, each new generation of the Corvette has exceeded the expectations of engineers, journalists, and drivers alike.Now, the seventh-generation Corvette is upon us. Within these pages lie hundreds of photos andstories of this historic vehicle's development and debut. Follow noted automotive journalist Larry Edsall as he documents the history of all that came before the new Stingray, and how GM continues to react, anticipate, and forge the future of automotive excellence in its premier American sports car. From the drawing board to the Bowling Green assembly plant to Sebring, Daytona, Le Mans, and more, witness how real speed and power are imagined and then realized in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Just one question remains: are you ready?Hardcover; 192 pages. 350 color photos.