The term Corvette corresponds to is a small, manoeuverable, lightly armed warship. The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car manufactured in six generations by General Motors (GM) since 1953. At the time of its introduction it was America’s only two-seat car, and for decades was unchallenged as the premium domestic sports car of its day.
The first Corvette was designed by Harley Earl and named by Myron Scott after the fast ship of the same name. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, it is currently built at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum and annual National Corvette Homecoming, also located in Bowling Green, celebrate the car’s history.