A history of the Chevrolet motor company
An overview regarding the history of the Chevrolet motor corporation.
Chevrolet was originally founded in 1911 by William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet. Their first point of business was to create a vehicle to rival Henry Ford’s Model T. In 1917 the company was acquired by General Motors and since then has held the position of their highest selling brand for many years.
During the 1950s and 60s Chevrolet had a huge amount of influence over American automobile design and culture; during this period the term ‘Chevy’ was synonymous with well designed and constructed cars. During this period Chevrolet also produced their first fuel injected engine.
The most recent (sixth) generation of the Corvette received critical acclaim thanks to its modern design and good fuel economy. The C6.R variant of the Corvette has gone on to win the American Le Mans series GT1 championship. Out of all the variants of this model the C6 ZR1 has most probably received the most praise, including topping the ‘Best New Cars of 2009′ list at About.com and winning Top Gear’s ‘Performance Car of the Year’ award. Currently Chevrolet are developing the ‘Chevrolet Volt’, an electric vehicle that aims to integrate high end gadgets with energy efficiency. A few of the confirmed features of the Volt are a BOSE energy efficient sound system, a 7″ LCD touch screen, voice recognition and an internal 30 GB hard drive that will store digital music.