Manufactured by Chevrolet in 1957, the Corvette SS Mule has greatly influenced the racing world, and also helped save the Chevy Corvette.
The Chevrolet Corvette SS is a sports racing car that was built by Chevrolet in 1957. This car was only raced once, at the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. It also was supposed to help the drivers in the 24 Hours of Les Mans – a race that Corvette still races in today.
By the mid-1950s, the GM engineer was convinced that the publicity from Corvette racing wins would increase the sales of the car. The GM engineer, Duntov, took a team of three Corvettes to Daytona Speedweeks in 1956. After this, some of the Corvettes were re-designed in order to create a Corvette SS, the first to wear the “SS” badge.
There is no doubt that the Corvette mule has positively influenced the racing world, just see how the 1,000 horsepower Corvette can run a drag in under 10 seconds.
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