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The Chevrolet Corvette, a true American icon. This is not a car. It’s a statement. And what it says is that you are a staunch conservative, from a family of decent God-fearing folk, who believes in short haircuts, US beer and the American way. Nobody has ever listened to a George Michael CD while driving a ’Vette.
Have you ever wondered why the Corvette has never been made with its steering wheel on the correct side of the car? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s because Chevrolet’s sports car division reckons that the world outside of America is full of cannibals and communists, neither of whom would appreciate their pushrod engines and leaf-spring suspension. Amen. Praise the Lord.
The C3 which was the third generation of 'Vette, is a diehard testament to the true American culture. A powerhouse and a true muscle car with its rip roaring V8 that show's a big fat 10 on any richter scale. I do have to say, as a fan, if I ever was to think of a Corvette Stingray, it would be a '68 C3, just for it's pure aggressive looks, it's wide body which gives it an awe-inspiring presence among any community of cars.
If muscle is your thing, then there is no better car to take for a spin of a life time.
"The noise is genuinely painful… It’s a sound that has a mass. It has gravity. I shouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that it can kill"
Vehicle - 2016 Chevrolet Corvette
Power Unit - 6.2L V8
Horsepower - 460 bhp
Torque - 460 lb. -ft
0 - 60mph - 3.8 Seconds
Top Speed - 190 mph
Transmission - Auto / Paddle shift
Made Famous By - The C3 has a appeared in many films over the years, including one of my favourites Rush Hour!
The instructor warned me and accurately described the car as being 'quite agricultural' and 'a bit of a boat' to handle - and he wasn't wrong. Then again, what do you expect of an iconic muscle car like this?? Going round corners felt like wrestling a bus full of bricks through a revolving door at times, but the sound this thing produces more than makes up for it. Absolute beast - be forceful with the gearstick, try not do dismember yourself on the exhaust pipe on your way in and don't expect a comfy ride :)AO
5 Star!!!! This Corvette was an absolute thrill that 7.0L engine Roaring and making a mountain of V8 noise when i put my foot down at Dunsfold Aerodrome was the best experience i've ever had especially since this is the very first corvette i've ever driven. Corvettes are my favourite Chevrolet car, I liked them before, but after driving this one i fell in love, the C3 Stingray is now my favourite classic corvette One thing i had trouble with was the very very heavy clutch, brakes and steering and also i had a bit of trouble changing the gears but Dan my instructor was Excellent in getting me the best out of this american classic. Great Car!!!!! Thank YouThomas Deal
A BENTWATERS MUSCLE CAR EXPERIENCE Whilst the experience of driving 3 American Muscle cars did not disappoint at all. It was great even putting up with the entry and exit from the Stingray, it could not have been better. Unfortunately the day was let down with the lack of signs telling people where to go in fact there were no signs and "Go to the black tent" when there are four of them didn`t help the two young ladies, trying to sort out who went with which car etc., Also I think that when you are selling a `T` shirt at £15, it should not have been able to be blown from it`s hanger onto the dusty floor several times. One other thing might be an idea to inform people that there may be a wait, so a fold up chair might be good to bring.Graham Cresswell
Man alive that was a fantastic experience. I was expecting a stock Corvette but this was a full bore - hard core - racing machine. Absolutely no creature comfort. Just power fantastic guidance and feedback from my instructor who pushed me to go faster than I had expected to go. The car (in fact all of the cars I drove) were not in showroom condition and a valet wouldn't have gone a miss, but that was all forgiven as the driving experience was so rewarding.Wade
This Car is off the scale, complete monster!! LHD and no power steering, but the power on the straights is totally incredible, and that engine sound!! This is a race car not a stock Corvette, way more of a car then I expected at first look. Having the Instructor sat next to you telling you when to put on the power and egging you on means you can just put the accelerator to the floor without worrying to much about the rapidly approaching corner, he WILL tell you when to brake before its too late so you get the most out of the rush of flooring this beast!!Mark