The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
12/23/21 8:30 a.m.

The sports car landscape experienced a huge upheaval in the autumn of 1962. The Corvette Sting Ray landed, rendering just about everything else obsolete.

Consider the other cars available at that time. The latest offerings from Britain were the MGB, Triumph TR4 and Spitfire, and the Lotus Elan was…

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wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
12/23/21 11:23 a.m.

"The latest offerings from Britain were the MGB, Triumph TR4 and Spitfire, and the Lotus Elan was set to debut in a few weeks."

That's apples and oranges, comparing small bore prduction cars with the C2.   You mentioned the XKE, which had far better brakes than the C2, though less power and the British also offered the Jensen CV8 which came with 4 wheel discs and a big block Chrysler for power.

I have driven C2 Corvettes and they frankly do not impress with handling nor ride quality, but I do feel that the styling was very striking and resulted in a lot of sales.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/23/21 2:42 p.m.

Unpopular opinion but the C2 looks better than the E-type. Fight me

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/23/21 4:46 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Reauchambeau South Park Style! I kick first.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/27/21 7:59 a.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Can't do it, they are certainly in he same league.

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