America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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1961 Mako Shark
A concept car designed to show the future direction of Corvette, the Mako Shark was designed by Larry Shinoda under Bill Mitchell as head of design. The paint is designed to follow the natural coloring of the Mako Shark, a dark blue-gray that fades and blends into the lower white-silver. The Mako Shark Corvette was used to test experimental engines including a supercharged engine with four side-draft carburetors, a V8 engine with two four-barrel carburetors and a 427 V8 engine that produced 425 horsepower.

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