America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Corvette SS
Arkus-Duntov also tested the Corvette SS at Sebring in 1957 with a lightweight magnesium body, tubular steel frame, coil-over-shock front suspension, a de Dion rear axle, inboard aluminum brakes and a fuel-injected small-block V8 engine. The SS was retired with suspension problems after just 23 laps. Corvette SS development ended after the Automobile Manufacturers Association announced its opposition to factory involvement in motorsports in 1957. At opening-day ceremonies for Daytona International Speedway in 1959, Arkus-Duntov lapped Daytona in the Corvette SS at 155 mph.

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